The NATO-led mission there is sponsoring media relations training for government public affairs officials to help them keep with a growing legion of media in Afghanistan.
"We want to remove obstacles and give the journalists the access they need," Capt. Heather Coyne, a NATO liaison officer in charge of the effort to open up relations between the media and the government, told MinnPost.com.
The Times said in January that the Taliban can sometimes shape the narrative about attacks before NATO public affairs even puts out a statement.
"Unlike the NATO press machine, the Taliban are willing to give details, and while some are patently exaggerated or wrong, others have just enough elements of truth that they cannot be entirely ignored," the Times reported.