It used to be all the rage in Khost to keep Taliban anthems, fighting videos and other insurgent propaganda on one’s mobile phone.

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Tech savvy young people in Jalalabad with no access to Internet are paying enterprising content dealers to load pornography onto their smartphones or other devices. These photos and videos can then be shared, leading to an epidemic of such material in the society.

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Impassion Afghanistan has opened registration for its flagship event – the Afghan Social Media Summit (ASMS). This annual technology conference, now in its third year, covers current trends, best practices and issues in the fast-growing social media space of Afghanistan. In past years, the three-day event has attracted an extensive line-up of industry experts and […]

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A young inventor gives new power to those without use of their limbs

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An angry mob in Kabul accused a young girl of burning the Holy Quran, beat her to death, threw her dead body to the Kabul River and set it on fire. Some people took videos of this horrible act, and uploaded them on to social media. In less than 24 hours, a whole nation was […]

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In another achievement that marks the steady progress among youth in Afghanistan, a young Afghan, Mustafa Rezayi, was recently recognised for his invention of a multi-axial centrifuge. Built with the help of his classmate Reza Wahdat Parast, Rezayi started work on the device while still studying for his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. “All centrifuges […]

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As news of politics and security dominate the Afghan media space this week, we bring to you the third in a series of stories on technological brilliance by the young minds in Afghanistan. This week, Paiwandgah Citizen Journalist Abdul Aziz Safdary spoke with a young boy from the Girishk district of southern Helmand province, known […]

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In the United States, January 17, birth date of Benjamin Franklin, is celebrated as the day of child inventors in the country. Franklin was 12 years old when he invented the swimming fins, a device which is used even today. Many other inventors have claimed that some of their best ideas came to them when […]

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This morning, Facebook and Instagram, two of the most used social networking platforms worldwide went down for around an hour. Although Facebook has been down many times in the past, but this was perhaps the longest duration downtime. Shortly after 9:40 AM Afghanistan time, Facebook and Instagram went inaccessible. With almost 1 million users in […]

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Sometimes a small idea can bring about a big change. No cradle has so far rocked by itself, but it is not impossible to imagine that it could. And it was with this idea and conviction that Mostafa Mohammadi, a young Afghan inventor, built what is perhaps the first self-moving cradle. “My children are very […]

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On Monday, December 22, 2014 there were reports that some of the government systems of Afghanistan had been hacked.However, this isn’t an isolated incident and has happened in the past years too. We had the same reports in 2012 when some of the government websites were hacked. But before I get to what happened on […]

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Finally the results for the provincial council election have been announced. The role of women was significantly higher than before. By involving women in important political and social issues, we can encourage them to participate in further. There are three women who were elected as representative in provincial council from my area. I expect the […]

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