Culture Bakhtar News Agency is the official state news agency of the Afghan government, based in Kabul. The agency is a major source of news for all media in Afghanistan, gathering domestic and international news and providing information to outlets. http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:06:32 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb VP Chairs Joint Coordinating Committee For Security, Safety of Journalists http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27205-vp-chairs-joint-coordinating-committee-for-security-safety-of-journalists.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27205-vp-chairs-joint-coordinating-committee-for-security-safety-of-journalists.html VP Chairs Joint Coordinating Committee For Security, Safety of Journalists

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by second vice president Sarwar Danesh, the 4th session of joint coordinating committee of security and safety of journalists and media was held yesterday.
In the session, four issues of reviewing violence cases in previous years, modality of creating and selecting members of provincial committees, complaint of a number of media organizations from procedure of the committee and the government as well as procedure of journalists support fund were discussed and assessed and necessary decisions were made in this regard. In the session, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture delivered the session report and violence cases against journalists in 2016.
According to the report, 101 violence cases were registered against journalists in 2016. Meanwhile, a representative of attorney general office delivered the session report of addressing nine violence cases against journalists and asserted that a number of the cases were under investigation and judicial phases and perpetrators of violence against journalists would be introduced to judicial organs after completion of the process.
 

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Culture Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:20:57 +0000
Media Outlets Should Legalize Their Activities, Dr. Sadat http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27187-media-outlets-should-legalize-their-activities-dr-sadat.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27187-media-outlets-should-legalize-their-activities-dr-sadat.html Media Outlets Should Legalize Their Activities, Dr. Sadat

Monday, January 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A Media supporting meeting was held by Nasl-e-Omid Afghanistan organization at the Ministry of Information and Culture’s international center hall, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, in the meeting, lauding the media activities in the country, Dr, Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to Youth Affairs said that the media, particularly in recent years, have shined very well.
Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Sadat also asked those non-registered media outlets, to legalize their activities and receive activity license, the agency further said.
For his return, expressing glad on media activities in the country, Ahmad Shah Azimi, deputy to the Nasl-e-Omid Afghanistan organization briefed the Acting Minister, Dr. Sadat about his entity’s activities, the agency added.
Afterward, Hafizullah Barakzai, head of Afghanistan’s Journalists’ Council   shared some problems with Dr. Sadat and asked for the solution, the BNA continued.
Barakzai also asked for introduction of two professional journalists to the Media High Council in order they properly defend the journalists’ rights, the agency quoted.
Likewise, in the meeting, a number of other participants while supporting the country’s media outlets, lauded the recent activities of them. 
 

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Culture Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:40:10 +0000
MoIC Saddened By Death of Pir Gilani http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27186-moic-saddened-by-death-of-pir-gilani.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27186-moic-saddened-by-death-of-pir-gilani.html MoIC Saddened By Death of Pir Gilani

Monday, January 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture condoled death of Pir Sayed Ahmad Gilani, head of High Peace Council (HPC) to his family and all people of Afghanistan, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, since jihad and resistance era, Late Gilani has always been alongside the people of Afghanistan and also enjoyed a special position in other provinces of the country.
Late Gilani made much effort on peace negotiations which are praiseworthy to the people and government of Afghanistan, the agency stated.
To honor such a great personality, a special ceremony will be held in Kabul and the deceased birthplace, the BNA added.
The Ministry of Information and Culture kindly asks the country’s media outlets to do their national obligation in covering special programs of funeral and praying ceremonies of Late Gilani, the BNA added.
 

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Culture Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:38:58 +0000
Zabul Governor Asks MoIC For Establishment of Libraries In Provincial Districts http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27170-zabul-governor-asks-moic-for-establishment-of-libraries-in-provincial-districts.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27170-zabul-governor-asks-moic-for-establishment-of-libraries-in-provincial-districts.html Zabul Governor Asks MoIC For Establishment of Libraries In Provincial Districts

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Governor of Zabul has asked ministry of information and culture for its cooperation towards renovation of the province’s historic monuments and sites.
Acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat met yesterday with governor of Zabul Bismillah Afghanmal in his office.
In the meeting, governor of Zabul spoke related to condition of historic sites and monuments of the province and asked acting minister of information and culture to cooperate in connection with the historic sites and monuments of the province and nomination of its roads.
Afghanmal also asked acting minister of information and culture for cooperation in connection with establishment of libraries in Shahjoy, Shinki and Shahr-e-Safa districts to help the people of the province in this regard. Afterwards, Dr. Sadat called Zabul as a historic province which had prideful and historic identification and the ministry of information and culture was ready to cooperate with local officials and the people of Zabul in this regard.

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Culture Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:46:16 +0000
Afghan Painters Brilliant Despite Lack of Possibilities, Dr. Sadat http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27169-afghan-painters-brilliant-despite-lack-of-possibilities-dr-sadat.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27169-afghan-painters-brilliant-despite-lack-of-possibilities-dr-sadat.html Afghan Painters Brilliant Despite Lack of Possibilities, Dr. Sadat

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting with a number of painters heard their problems and demands.
In the meeting, which was held yesterday one of the painters enumerated a range of problems of painting art in the country and asked ministry of information and culture for attention to this art.
Considering the painting art as one of the key art sections, acting minister of information and culture asserted that the country’s artists in particular painters were brilliant and have fulfilled considerable artistic works despite problems and lack of possibilities.
Meanwhile, Dr. Sadat expressed the support of MoIC to the country’s artists and promised to pay attention to painters.
According to another report, head of Haqiqatkhwa women association Nooria Akbari called on Dr. Kamal Sadat and briefed related to works of the association.
Akbari asserted that the association in cooperation with deputy ministry of youth affairs has provided learning facilities as tailoring to miserable women.
Acting minister of information and culture by praising the association for its works stressed on further cooperation with miserable women of the country.

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Culture Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:28:37 +0000
Unregistered Media Outlets To Be Legally Treated, Dr. Sadat http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27148-unregistered-media-outlets-to-be-legally-treated-dr-sadat.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27148-unregistered-media-outlets-to-be-legally-treated-dr-sadat.html Unregistered Media Outlets To Be Legally Treated, Dr. Sadat

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Acting Minister of Information and Culture has said that no unregistered media organizations would be allowed to operate in the country, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, speaking in a joint news conference with members of high council of media, Dr. Sadat added unregistered media organizations had one month for registration in ministry of information and culture, or they would be dealt in accordance to law.
According to Afghanistan constitution, media organizations can operate in the country in accordance to laws and should be registered in MoIC based on media laws, Dr. Sadat asserted.
Acting minister of information and culture further said that there were 146 unregistered media organizations operating in the country including 15 private radio stations in the capital, 77 radio stations in provinces, 21 television networks in the capital, while 33 others were in provinces.
Dr. Sadat seriously asked incumbents of the respective media networks to register their networks as soon as possible and operate in accordance to the law.
In the conference, it was also asserted that martyrs of the country’s security and defense organs should be respected and make use of the word of Shaheed, recently approved by parliament for those killed in defending the country.
 

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Culture Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:53:24 +0000
Culture, Art Deputy Minister Introduced To MoIC Employees http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27147-culture-art-deputy-minister-introduced-to-moic-employees.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27147-culture-art-deputy-minister-introduced-to-moic-employees.html Culture, Art Deputy Minister Introduced To MoIC Employees

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, appointed newly as deputy minister of culture and art for information and culture, was introduced Wednesday to officials and employees of the ministry.
In a ceremony held on this occasion with advisor to president on cultural affairs Asadullah Ghazanfar, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Kamal Sadat, acting minister of tribes and borders affairs Ghafoor Liwal, a number of members of the national assembly and officials of MoIC, decree of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani related to appointment of Mohammad Rasoul Bawari as deputy minister of culture and art was read out by head of human resources of MoIC.
Afterwards, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi congratulated appointment of Bawari as deputy minister of cultural and art and hoped that valuable works would be fulfilled towards improvement of cultural affairs.
Advisor to president on cultural affairs, Asadullah Ghazanfar in his speech briefed related to academic and cultural personality of Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, adding that Bawari was very interested in his profession and had lots of experiences.
Acting minister of information and culture also said that Mohammad Rasoul Bawari was a proper and experienced figure for deputy ministry of culture and art and praised him for his valuable works in cultural and higher education sections.
In the ceremony, deputy minister of finance, administrative and tourism Zardasht Shams while speaking related to cultural works of Mohammad Rasoul Bawari asserted that Bawari would be able to properly work in the respective post as he was interested in the country’s historic and cultural sectors. At the end of the ceremony, the newly appointed deputy minister of culture and art for information and culture Mohammad Rasoul Bawari spoke and thanked the country’s President and Chief Executive for their trust in him and appointment on the respective post, stressing that he would fulfill his responsibilities in accordance to laws, regulations and instructions of leading body of the MoIC.
 

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Culture Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:52:02 +0000
Audio-Visual Media Should Prevent Publishing, Screening Violence Victims’ Faces, Mostafavi http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27117-audio-visual-media-should-prevent-publishing-screening-violence-victims’-faces-mostafavi.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27117-audio-visual-media-should-prevent-publishing-screening-violence-victims’-faces-mostafavi.html Audio-Visual Media Should Prevent Publishing, Screening Violence Victims’ Faces, Mostafavi

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publication Affairs asked media to act based on article 45 of mass media law and prevent publishing and screening violence victims’ faces, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported Tuesday. 
According to the agency, in a meeting held by Human Rights Commission, civil society and parliament’s women affairs commission, Ms. Mostafavi asked all media not to screen and publish the violence victims’ images.
The session was held to create coordination among the government related administrations on implementation of law on prevention of violence against women and children, recently approved by the lower house of the parliament, the agency further said. In the meeting, Ms. Mostafavi clarified that disclosing any information about violence victims can negatively affect their character, the agency continued.
Calling attention to women character important, Delbar Nazari, the minister of women affairs asked the related government administrations to jointly work and make effort to implement the law on prevention of violence against women and children, the agency stated. Fawzia Kufi, head of parliament’s human rights commission said that violence against women and children has been changed into an unacceptable culture in the country, adding the move must be ended, the agency stated.
In the session, a number of government officials, civil society activists, some universities’ teachers and a number of other related organizations’ members were present.
 

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Culture Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:10:24 +0000
New Year Should Be Marked With Various Youth Programs, Dr. Sadat http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27115-new-year-should-be-marked-with-various-youth-programs-dr-sadat.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27115-new-year-should-be-marked-with-various-youth-programs-dr-sadat.html New Year Should Be Marked With Various Youth Programs, Dr. Sadat

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to the Youth Affairs said various programs related to the youth should be launched when marking the New Year across the country, Bakhtar News Agency said the other day.
“As per the nomination of the year 1396 after the youth by the country’s president, the ministry of information and culture wants to run different programs related to the youth by the provincial youth departments to mark the New Year not only in Naurooz, but throughout the year,” said Sadat in a meeting with membership from different youth related directorates.
The directors shared their visions with the acting minister in the meeting for more coordination to hold better ceremony to mark the New Year, said the agency.
 

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Culture Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:58:06 +0000
High Price of Freedom of Speech In Afghanistan http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27111-high-price-of-freedom-of-speech-in-afghanistan.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/27111-high-price-of-freedom-of-speech-in-afghanistan.html High Price of Freedom of Speech In Afghanistan

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is committed to observing freedom of speech in the country, supporting the process not let misusing freedom of speech praise the murderers of Afghan people.
BNA analyst of social affairs commenting on the issue writes freedom of speech is the major principle in general policy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Therefore it is committed in observing and supporting it, but not let freedom of speech becomes a means for creating chaos in the country. And the  opportunists use it as a means for terrorizing the others personality or the media from their tribune praise the killers of Afghan innocent people by carrying criminal acts such as suicide and terrorist attacks mercilessly kill men, women, children and brave security personnel of the country. Regretfully, some media due to their own reasons provide the ground for opportunists to raise their ominous voice and against all journalistic standards invading the identity and personality of our people suffer the spirit of the people and laugh to blood of martyrs, lost their lives in terrorist attacks. Awarding honorable titles to terrorist Taliban in Kabul the capital of the country can weaken the moral and resolution of the honorable young people of the country serving in security organs and safeguard our national values.
The people who are talking about terrorist groups and slaves of foreign intelligence services with giving them great titles should not forget that they are residing in glorious building in Kabul and are safe from the threat of their former friends and present foes because of these security forces. Eulogizing Taliban and infidel IS tyrant personnel who shed much blood, made huge damages, and treated the religious and national values can be disastrous for this nation and country. Can it be called a waken conscience that still the bloods in Daru-l-Aman is not yet dried, and the memories of hundreds of victims of terrorist incidents are still in mind and spirit of our people and Taliban honor for carrying out these wicked acts, consider them rescuers and the other rioters.
The Afghan national leaders, who fought in Jihad and resistance battlefields to defend the people and national interests of the country in cost of their lives, are not comparable with the leadership of Taliban who daily start their works according to the instructions receive from ISI generals and even the ordinary staff of that notorious intelligence. Therefore, the true Taliban should know the realities about their leaders Mullah Omer and Mullah Akhtar and for whose benefit they gave their lives and presently Mullah Haibatullah the so-called Taliban leader fighting in defense of whose interests against whose interests? It is a clear and irrefutable fact and nobody deny of Taliban’ leaders slavery. The recent inner disputes among the leadership of Taliban unveil their true figure and reveal their untrue personalities. 
In presence, of such a scandal still can praise Taliban? If the response were consciously and honestly, it is certainly negative. The recent statements addressing Afghan people and Excellency and honorable leadership of the country should seriously investigated. Pro-Taliban figures support this ignorant and terrorist group while a number of parliament members have claimed that the terrorist supporting certain circles inter Kabul, carrying terrorist attacks kill our people and damage our homeland. The people hope to silence the voice of who create discrimination, discord and disvalue national values and the martyrs’ blood. The people who support Taliban and their foreign patrons should know that they have no place among our people and should return to their original position in order the Afghan terrorist stricken people know them as the enemies of their country and staves of foreign intelligences. 
 

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Culture Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:52:05 +0000