I had the chance to interview Eileen Guo, founder of Afghanistan’s first digital agency, for the Huffington Post recently.
A key figure leading the charge for digital empowerment and citizen journalism in Afghanistan is Eileen Guo, a young entrepreneur who moved to Kabul after obtaining a degree from the US a few years ago. She is the founder of Afghanistan’s first digital agency, Impassion Afghanistan, and is designing the country’s first citizen journalism platform, Paiwandgah. Last year she organised the first ever social media summit the country has seen (in fact, Paiwandgah was mooted as a result of the summit). I was fortunate to be able to catch up with her over Skype, supplemented by email, just as the second annual Afghan Social Media Summit wrapped up a couple of weeks ago.