Apply to be a Sahar Speaks participant

We are currently accepting applications for the second round of Sahar Speaks, which will focus exclusively on visual storytelling. You do not need to have experience of visual journalism to apply. There are 10 places available and applicants are required to hold an Afghan passport. We are accepting applications from female journalists based in Kabul, Bamiyan, Kandahar and Herat (applicants must currently live in Afghanistan). Applicants also need a working knowledge of English. Please send all of the following items in one document to

  • CV detailing your work both in and out of journalism 
  • Photo of yourself 
  • 500 words stating why you want to become a Sahar Speaks participant 
  • 300 words on what story you would like to investigate/tackle and how you would go about it
  • 2 samples of your work (written and/or video and/or photography) preferably in English but not necessarily. 

Successful candidates will receive a 2-week-long training in Kabul, mentoring, a generous stipend if you finish the programme, and your work published internationally. 

Good luck! 

Deadline: October 7th, 2016