The Kite Runner project with a support by the International Media Support will be able to distribute emergency cash assistance to Afghan media workers at risk and in need.

To be eligible for the emergency fund, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Afghan, has worked as a journalist/media worker, photographer, documentarist in Afghanistan or is an Afghan media worker in exile.
  • Apply for assistance in response to a crisis directly connected to work as a journalist/media worker and the emergency is current.
  • Can provide requested documentation: ID card, references to current or previous workplaces.
  • If the case relates to contribution to medical or legal expenses, we must receive an estimated budget for the applied support.

To find out if you are eligible, in need and at risk please follow the questionary step by step and register below. We treat all information and data with the utmost confidentiality and discretion.


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This Emergency Fund provides immediate support for journalists and media workers from Afghanistan who are victimised as a direct result of their work with:

1) Emergency cash assistance to individual journalists or media workers in urgent need. Or:

2) Contribution to medical or legal costs

This assistance can only be given to journalists or media workers in a country with an IMS partner or office. The assistance depends on the funds available. The support is incidental. That means it is not long-term or structural. An applicant can only receive funds once every 12 months.

Note: The size of grants will be aligned to the cost index of the country where the funds will be spent.

All cases are carefully vetted and support is coordinated with other members of the Journalists in Distress (JID) Network, a group of 24 international organisations assisting journalists and media workers whose lives or careers are threatened because of their work.



Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker and Project Manager Kite Runner

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