Summary of the Journalism Faculty Strategy Plan


The Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, students of journalism and public relations at the undergraduate level, in order to gain professional thinking and action as leaders in communicating mass media and responsible, productive, committed and ethical citizens in Afghanistan and the international community. To give The mission pursues two academic and professional dimensions in the practical training of journalism and strategic communications to coordinate Afghanistan's media and communications system with international standards. Developing critical and creative thinking in media and audiences, combined with human and moral values, excellence, creativity and diversity, developing dynamic and professional journalism skills to improve and strengthen the social role of the profession of journalism and mass communication in Afghan Society It is also the main mission of this faculty.

We seek to integrate and apply the education of journalism and mass communication, research, development and new media technologies, with emphasis on preparing students for the various fields of specialized journalism and strategic communications.



Achieving a leading faculty in education on the quality and standard of journalism and mass communication among the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Media of the University of Afghanistan by the year 1399 solar.

Fundamental values

 The Department of Journalism and Mass Media of Herat University emphasizes a number of fundamental values in defining goals, expectations and organizational performance criteria, and places these values at the heart of its programs and practices. We are committed to these fundamental values:

• Excellence in education and research

• Creativity and innovation in educational and learning activities

• Commitment and social responsibility

• Professional ethics in education and practice

• Encourage learning by doing practical tasks

Goals and objectives

1. Education and training of committed and specialized media to meet the educational, research and service needs of the journalism and mass communication community in Afghanistan.

2. To meet the urgent need of the country to train media and public relations specialists in order to serve in the public relations offices of corporate communications and marketing of public, private and cooperative sectors, and foreign cultural and press offices to promote development plans of the country.

3. To promote and institutionalize the values of freedom of expression, freedom of information and the press in the Afghan society, and to contribute to the health and development of democracy and the free flow of information.

4. Teaching modern journalism and media types in accordance with the professional standards of international media and the use of journalism with new information and communication technologies.

5. Training specialized journalists and well-trained experts for news agencies, press, radio, television and online media with critical and creative thinking to play the role of media monitoring in the democratic community in Afghanistan.

6. Train the specialist for informing, alert and informing, as well as establishing communication between the state and society at the national and international levels.

7. Provide day-to-day resources for community education, learning, research and media services.

8. Develop students' ethical awareness and behavior in the field of journalism, public relations and media research.

9. Development of theoretical and practical education in the multimedia media room and technology lab for students of journalism and public relations.

10- Conduct training courses for the experience of education and theory and connect students with the media market and the bachelor of public relations and create work opportunities in the professional media of the country and public and private organizations for the development of skills Students in both fields with political and economic orientations.

Scientific tensions

The Faculty of Journalism and Mass Media of Herat University, for four years, was a scientific scholar with the University of the United States of American. During this time, the curriculum of the faculty was equal to the global criteria, and faculty members of this faculty in short-term programs and have been trained in the United States, Turkey, India and the United Arab Emirates for a variety of academic, educational and research intermediate years. The journalism faculty collaborated with the Deutsche Welle Academy of Germany, and was trained in the field of television journalism and teaching methods based on this collaborative effort by professors and students.