Media Facilitating / Fixers
Kabul Pressistan is the only Afghan company providing media facilitating services for foreign journalists visiting Afghanistan. Reporting from Afghanistan, gripped as it is in violence and entangled in cultural complexities, can be quite a challenge.
A helping hand from Kabul Pressistan will ensure your trip here is successful. Contact us before you set off to get the full lay of the land.
We provide an A-to-Z service offering everything an international journalist will need in Afghanistan. Hire one of our fixers/interpreters and have the whole agency’s team working for you -- from fixing your appointments, booking your hotel room and plane ticket back home, to fighting through Afghanistan’s bureaucracy to get your visa and work permit -- our facilitating services help you save time and focus on your reporting.
We are fully aware of the fluid security situation in the country and can provide clients with the vital travel information and help they need to work as safely as possible in hostile zones.
With us you will get the following:
We know the language of news. Our interpreters and fixers have years of experience working with foreign journalists and will be ready to help you start working as soon as you hit the ground. If you hire a fixer from Kabul Pressistan you’ll also have the whole agency’s team working for you, fixing your appointments, getting you access to Afghan government officials, experts and analysts, international diplomats, "ordinary people" and even insurgent spokesmen.
We can provide you with updated information on the situation, including no-go areas and necessary safety measures. If required, we can also equip you with trustworthy and experienced guards, flak jackets and helmets and other security gear. We can also book you a secure hotel room or guesthouse that meets your needs.
We can help you cut through the red tape surrounding visas, work permits, foreigner registration cards and accreditations – we can advise you on how to deal with Afghanistan’s complex bureaucracy, or even handle some of it for you, giving you enough time to focus on your assignment.
A driver and a car are essential in Afghanistan, not just to fight the traffic jams but to get you on your appointments on time. Kabul Pressistan can organize these for your trip -- including for travel outside Kabul, and anywhere security permits.
From what you need organizing ahead of your arrival to to what you should wear, we’ll answer any question you have to prepare for smooth and successful trip. We’ll tip you off about good restaurants and, because we understand it can sometimes be thirsty work, the places where you can soak up a bit more than just atmosphere.
We’ll help you set up right away with a ready-to-use local SIM card for your mobile. We can also provide any guidebooks, maps and other data you request before hand.
Working with Kabul Pressistan during your stay in Afghanistan, you’ll be notified about major government announcements that are usually in local languages and can easily slip under the radar of foreign correspondents. We’ll alert you to any media advisories and give regular tips-off about incident in any part of the country.