Media & Public Relations Department
The Media and Public Affairs Department at the Embassy ensures that, as a post-conflict country with an extremely challenging state-building process, Afghanistan remains a subject of public dialogue. In courting the media spotlight, the Media and Public Affairs Department helps sustain popular international support for Afghanistan and the commitment of the international community to the country’s long-term reconstruction. The Media and Public Affairs Department regularly engages the press to ensure that their coverage of Afghanistan remains accurate and truthful, while ensuring that the good news about Afghanistan’s achievements is not ignored. Furthermore, the Media and Public Affairs Department ensures that the Afghan Government’s perspective is articulated by the Ambassador or other Embassy Officials in print, radio and television news programs. The Media and Public Affairs Department facilitates briefings and assistance for journalists traveling to Afghanistan.
The Media and Public Affairs Department also facilitates media coverage of Embassy events and official visitations of Government of Afghanistan officials. Media Advisories and Press Releases are drafted and disseminated as necessary to announce Embassy events or GoA achievements. The Media and Public Affairs Department regularly monitors the media to study press coverage of Afghanistan and initiates responses if necessary via interviews, press meetings, or articles for publication. The Media and Public Affairs Department is intimately involved with the drafting and updating of content for the Embassy’s newsletter and website.
Kelsey Glover, Media and Public Affairs Director
Tel.202 483 6410 (8018) Fax: 866 500-4092