13 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-040

PRT donates computers to local media

MEYMANEH, Afghanistan – On Thursday, the Norwegian-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Meymaneh in Faryab district donated computer equipment to local Afghan media.

The six sets of speakers, computers and printers were donated during Thursday’s press conference, to four newspapers and two radio stations based in Meymaneh City.

The PRT donated the equipment to encourage the development and growth of free press in Faryab.

We hope that this donation will help the Afghan media work better and increase the number of the issues for the people of the province,” Lt. Col.  Arne Opperud stated.

PRT Meymaneh is also funding the donation of a number of televisions with satellite dishes so that the local journalists are able to follow the international and national media from their offices.

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