With the generous support of AFP, ReNEWS is honored to host and produce a critically important fundraising event to help Afghan journalists and media workers with crucial mental health support, safety support and care in a time of precedented level of danger and trauma.
JOIN US: SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
16:00 – 17:00 CET
With the generous support of AFP, ReNEWS is producing a fundraising event to raise money to support Afghan journalists with mental health resources, safety support, and care. The event, which is evolving as we speak, will comprise a conversation moderated by Phil Chetwynd, Global News Director for AFP, with several guests with expertise on the situation.
Dr. Anthony Feinstein, who has recently finished filming a documentary on Afghan journalists and mental health, will join us to share results of his work and several other guests – including journalists who have worked in Afghanistan and, if the situation is safe, Afghan journalists, as well – who will give up-to-the-minute updates on the situation in Afghanistan and,
very crucially, give specific ways in which we, the global news community, can help at this desperate time. The event is free of charge. We will ask attendees to contribute to the fundraising effort (all of which will go to supporting Afghan media workers, with no administrative costs), but this is voluntary. Please come show your support.
Phil Chetwynd, Global News Director for AFP, will lead a conversation on the situation in Afghanistan today, and what is being done to provide desperately needed mental health support and care. This will be an interactive session, with opportunities for you to ask questions, to learn more about Internet-based mental health treatment programs, and to show our collective support for people working in unimaginable circumstances.
GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF NEWS, AFP
Dr. Anthony Feinstein
PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar
JOURNALIST AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NAI (AFGHANISTAN)
DIRECTOR OF TV, TOLONEWS TV (AFGHANISTAN)
PHOTOGRAPHER/FILMMAKER/VIDEO JOURNALIST, AFP (AFGHANISTAN)
DIRECTOR, THE RORY PECK TRUST
CHIEF INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT, CNN