The Government Media & Information Center (GMIC) was established in 2007 to respond to the great information need of the Afghan public, media, and other national and international stakeholders. With the presidential decree enacted in 2007, Government Media & Information Center started operation robustly and immediately.
GMIC aims at building trust amongst Afghan publics and other stakeholders through provision of timely and accurate information, continuous and consistent information dissemination, facilitation of coordination and information sharing amongst acting agencies in the Afghan government, independent media, and capacity building for Government’s information and communication portals.
Government Media & Information Center consists of two pillars, program and administration. In Programs, Capacity Building, Media Relations, Media Monitoring and Public Outreach Department each play essential roles that serve the bottom line goal of GMIC. The Capacity Building Department (CBD) is determined to build communications capacity in the Afghan government communications offices and constantly develops and conducts educational activities tied to the needs of the Afghan government. The Media Relations Department (MRD) works to develop and implement a comprehensive communication and coordination mechanism in which information producing and distributing entities take active part and enhance the flow of information to and from the Afghan public and other stakeholders. The Media Monitoring analyzes the print and electronic media and provides the news and analysis of important national and international events, affecting Afghanistan to the senior government officials of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The Public Outreach Department (POD) is the awareness raising unit within GMIC’s structure. POD aims at developing a national wide information collection and dissemination network through which, Afghan publics and other audiences are continuously informed about the progress of the government of Afghanistan.
Programs are supported by the Administration pillar which includes Finance, Procurement, Human Resources and Security units. The Administration serves as a strong actor in running and logistically supporting the programs of the Government Media & Information Center.