Afghanistan International
Farsi and English logos
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersChiswick, London, UK
Language(s)Farsi and Pashto
Picture format1080i (HDTV) 576i (SDTV)
OwnerVolant Media UK Ltd
Sister channelsIran International
Launched15 August 2021; 2 years ago (2021-08-15)
Radio Afghanistan International
Frequency7600 kHz SW (Worldwide)
999 kHz MW (Afghanistan)

Afghanistan International (AITV, افغانستان اینترنشنال) is a news and current affairs television station headquartered in London, UK,[1][2] aimed at Afghans and the diaspora. The station broadcasts free-to-air on the TürkmenÄlem 52°E / MonacoSAT satellite receivable in Europe and Asia including Afghanistan, along with a radio relay transmission via shortwave (7600 kHz). It also broadcasts worldwide via online streaming platforms.[3]


Afghanistan International TV was launched on August 15, 2021 as a sister station of Iran International.[4][5] Originally planned to start on International Day of Peace, it was launched earlier due to the situation in Afghanistan amid the Taliban's capture of Kabul and quickly became the most popular news channel for Afghanistan due to its extensive coverage and freedom in reporting.

Originally only broadcasting programmes in Farsi, the station started Pashto language broadcasts in August 2023.[6]

In May 2024, afghan authorities banned individuales from cooperating or participating to afghanistan international, the Taliban's ruled Ministry of information and culture spokesman said that “participating in discussions and facilitating the broadcast of this media outlet in public places is prohibited”. [7]

Programmes and content

AITV has journalists in both London and Washington D.C. in the United States.[8] Alongside news and debates, it also produces documentaries.[9]

Its flagship program Maydan brings in top policy makers and thinkers from across the world to London to discuss Afghanistan current affairs.[4]


  1. ^ "شبکه اینترنشنال سعودی برای افغانستان هم شبکه زد!". Mashregh News (in Persian). 2021-06-18.
  2. ^ "سرمایه‌گذاری دیوانه‌وار سعودی‌ها برای افزایش ضریب نفوذ اینترنشنال در ایران/ پروژه ایران اینترنشنال شکست خورد، این بار سراغ قومیت‌ها رفتند!". Tabnak (in Persian). 2021-09-16.
  3. ^ "افغانستان اینترنشنال".
  4. ^ a b "Volant Media UK Launches Afghanistan International TV". Iran International. 2021-08-16.
  5. ^ "تلویزیون افغانستان اینترنشنال آغاز به کار کرد". Iran International (in Persian). 2021-05-29.
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  7. ^ "Taliban ban cooperation with diaspora broadcaster". Voice of America. 2024-05-09. Retrieved 2024-05-12.
  8. ^ "Iran International announces Afghan news channel". 16 August 2021.
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