Afghan Newspapers, Magazines and Publications in Afghanistan
A Concise Chronological Presentation
- Shams-ul-Nahar, 1875
[First Printed Paper in Afghanistan]
sixteen page magazine that was published 2-3 times a week. The chief editor of
the magazine was Mowlawee Abdul Qader. This was published during the reign of
Amir Shair Ali Khan.
- Sarajul-Akhbar, 1905
[2nd Printed Paper in Afghanistan]
editor was Abdul Raoof Khan "Mudares-e-Madrasayee Shahee". This was published
duirng the period of Amir Habibullah Khan.
- Sarajul-Akhbar, 1911-1919
Chief editor was Mahmood-e-Tarzi. This
was during the reign of Ghazi Amanullah Khan.
- Ershad-un-Neswan, 1922
[First Women's Magazine in
An eight page magazine that was printed by the women of
Kabul city. The chief editor was "Alef Re" and "Roh Afza Khanum". Printed
during the reign of King Amanullah.
- Jareeda-e-Itehad-e-Mashreqee, 1921
Printed twice a month.
Printed during the reign of King Amanullah.
- Roooznama-e-Afghan, 1922
Chief editor was Merza Mohammad Jafar.
Printed during the regin of King Amanullah.
- Maaref [Later Called "Aaeena-e-Erfan"], 1921
Chief editor was
- Aman-e-Afghan, 1919
A weekly magazine. Chief editor was the
famous Abdul Hadi Khan Dawee.
Chief editor was Abudl Lateef Khan. Printed by
Afghan Defense Ministry. "Urdu" in Dari means "army".
- Setara, 1920
A weekly magazine. Published in Jabul-Saraj. Chief
editor was Mir Ghulam Mohammad Ghubar.
- Itefaq-e-Islam, 1921
Chief editor was Abdullah Herawee. This
weekly magazine was published in Herat.
- Itehad, 1921
A weekly magazine. Published in Khan Abad.
- Eblagh, 1921
A daily paper. It was geared towards advertisement.
A weekly magazine published in Mazar.
Published 3 times a week. Chief editor was Burhanudin.
- Tuloo-e-Afghan, 1921
A weekly magazine.
- Anees, 1927
Chief editor was Mahyoodin-e-Anees. A 12 page
Chief editor was Ahmad Rateb. A 4 page weekly.
Abdul Hadi Khan-e-Dawee used to write articles in this paper.
Published twice a month. Chief editor was Mohammad
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