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 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:31:02 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Meeting Addresses Herat Journalists’ Problems http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/36036-meeting-addresses-herat-journalists’-problems.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/36036-meeting-addresses-herat-journalists’-problems.html

Monday, December 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  A meeting held at Behzad Art Gallery Hall to address Journalists’ problems and journalists safety and security joint committee’s activity method, BNA reported on Sunday.
Attended by a joint delegation of the ministry for information and culture, local organs independent administration, national Security Council, journalists’ federation and a number of media in-charges, the meeting stressed on coordination between the media staff and supporting journalists.
Lauding the mentioned committee’s achievements in Herat Province, deputy minister of information and culture on publications Sayed Aqa Sancharaki called establishing journalists’ supporting fund one of the committee’s achievements, the agency added.
Herat information and culture department head, Aria Raufian called the committee’s role important in addressing media staff problems.
Deputy to Herat governor office and head of the committee, Monesa Hasanzada said we have addressed tens of journalists’ complaints in Herat during thirteen sessions, BNA went on to say.
Journalists’ national union in-charge Fahim Dashti called safety and security committee the only entity to address the media problems.
 

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Culture Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:17:50 +0000
MoIC Condoles Demise of Hewad Daily Journalist http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/36015-moic-condoles-demise-of-hewad-daily-journalist.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/36015-moic-condoles-demise-of-hewad-daily-journalist.html MoIC Condoles Demise of Hewad Daily Journalist

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture in a statement condoled death of Hewad Daily’s prominent journalist Asifa Sadat.
“We were informed with deep sorrow on demise of state-run Hewad daily’s prominent Journalist Asifa Sadat due to illness she was suffering,” the statement said, adding MoIC leadership were extending condolences to the family, friends and media society and meanwhile asking paradise from court of the almighty Allah to late Sadat.
Sadat begun her work with Hewad daily in 2004 and was working for the newspaper till her death.
 

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Culture Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:23:56 +0000
Girls’ Artworks Displayed http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35963-girls’-artworks-displayed.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35963-girls’-artworks-displayed.html Girls’ Artworks Displayed

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Kabul (BNA) More than 50 artworks, mostly paintings done by girl artists of Ghulam Mohammad Maimanagi and female painters of the civil society, were displayed in Peace and Hope Park of the National Gallery, BNA reported Monday.
The exhibition was held at the sideline of campaign on prevention of violence against women, according to the agency.
Speaking on the occasion, Fazel Sancharaki, the deputy minister of information and culture on publications affairs said that the ministry has run various programs on prevention of violence against women, part of which was the currently run exhibition, in which the girls, with their arts, have featured the pain and suffering of women of the country.
“Any kinds of violence against women should be put an end and this should be changed into a culture that no girl or women should be violated in any of the institutions,” the deputy minister insisted.
Gener manager of the ministry of information and culture, Mahboba Saadat also spoke during the ceremony saying violence against women were not only physically heating and mistreating them, but women in the Afghan society were facing various violence, the agency quoted.
 

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Culture Tue, 04 Dec 2018 06:33:13 +0000
‘Survey Work on Mes-e-Aynak Historic Site to be Started Next Week’ http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35960-‘survey-work-on-mes-e-aynak-historic-site-to-be-started-next-week’.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35960-‘survey-work-on-mes-e-aynak-historic-site-to-be-started-next-week’.html ‘Survey Work on Mes-e-Aynak Historic Site to be Started Next Week’

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Kabul (BNA) General Director of World Bank in a meeting with acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi assured of the bank’s continued cooperation with MoIC.
In the meeting, excavations project of Mes-e-Aynak historic site, providing facility for excavations in the site and continuation of the bank’s cooperation with MoIC were discussed.
Meanwhile, survey work on the historic site determined to be started within a week by UNESCO in close cooperation with archaeologists of the ministry of information and culture was also discussed in the meeting.  Praising the World Bank for its cooperation with the ministry of information and culture in particular cultural fields, acting minister of information and culture asserted that in work of the Mes-e-Aynak project, local people living there should be also appointed so that they could get acquainted with the country’s  historic relics and take part in protection of site.
 

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Culture Tue, 04 Dec 2018 06:29:38 +0000
Six Media Complaints, Violations Reviewed http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35935-six-media-complaints-violations-reviewed.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35935-six-media-complaints-violations-reviewed.html Six Media Complaints, Violations Reviewed

Monday, December 03, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, the commission to review the media complaints and violations held session on Sunday, BNA reported.  According to the agency, the meeting discussed six media complaints and violations being sent to the commission by a number of entities and after their review, based on the commission’s principles and authorities, necessary decisions were adopted.
 

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Culture Mon, 03 Dec 2018 06:07:38 +0000
Int’l Day for Elimination of violence Against Women Marked in Kabul http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35920-int’l-day-for-elimination-of-violence-against-women-marked-in-kabul.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35920-int’l-day-for-elimination-of-violence-against-women-marked-in-kabul.html Int’l Day for Elimination of violence Against Women Marked in Kabul

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Kabul (BNA) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was marked in a ceremony held yesterday by Ministry of Education (MoE).
In the ceremony held with participation of acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, acting minister of education Merwais Balkhi, minister of Hajj Dr, Faiz Mohammad Osmani and a number of government officials and representatives of private organizations, message of the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was read out by advisor to chief executive Nasrin Abu Bakr.
The message said:  “Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women means to respect to human and social rights and position of women in human society.”  In the message, chief executive considered role of women as considerable in governance, development and democratic values, but saying that they still witness limitations, discriminations and violence against women across the country despite of all developments happening in the country.
Afterwards, acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi spoke and briefed related to programs of MoIC launched during the 16-day campaign on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against of Women.
Acting minister of information and culture asserted that women were facing with various types of violence in not only Afghanistan but the whole world.
“Both the government and private organizations have made efforts towards prevention and elimination of violence against women in Afghanistan,” Safi added, but considering that efforts in this regard are not sufficient.  Acting minister of information and culture asked all government and non-government institutions to take part for the elimination of violence against women, defend women rights and implement laws related women rights in the country.
Meanwhile, acting minister of education Merwais Balkhi also briefed related to programs launched of the MoE in connection with the elimination of violence against women, saying that the only effort that can put end to violence against women is sound education.
In the ceremony, message of the country’s First Lady was read out by Marjan Matin.  In her message, the country’s First Lady considered presence of women as significant in various affairs of society.
In the meantime, minister of Hajj Dr. Faiz Mohammad Osmani said that violence against women was prohibited in Islam.  In the ceremony, head of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRXC) Sima Samar briefed related to position of women in Afghan society, saying that violence against women was in fact violence against human dignity.
 

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Culture Sun, 02 Dec 2018 06:13:50 +0000
Dr. Sadat Visits Helmand, Meets Governor http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35919-dr-sadat-visits-helmand-meets-governor.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35919-dr-sadat-visits-helmand-meets-governor.html Dr. Sadat Visits Helmand, Meets Governor

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, the deputy information and culture minister for youth affairs, during his visit to Helmand province, on Saturday met with the provincial governor, Gen. Mohammad Yasin Khan and discussed issues on the youth including challenges facing them, said a statement from the provincial office.
Governor of the province, Gen. Mohammad Yasin Khan said that youth in the province has advanced more than ever, but needed further attention from the government to serve their own province and their country at a whole, said the statement, Dr. Sadat, meanwhile said youth have been provided with more facilities and that he would meet with them of different stratum and encourage them to further promote.
He said the government has done much for them, by appointing them in various government offices, and is committed to help them further develop and advance, the statement quoted.
 

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Culture Sun, 02 Dec 2018 06:11:42 +0000
Books’ Printing, Distribution Based on Afghanistan’s Laws * Regulations, Sancharaki http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35867-books’-printing-distribution-based-on-afghanistan’s-laws-*-regulations-sancharaki.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35867-books’-printing-distribution-based-on-afghanistan’s-laws-*-regulations-sancharaki.html Books’ Printing, Distribution Based on Afghanistan’s Laws * Regulations, Sancharaki

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Presided over by Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publications Fazel Sancharaki, the books evaluation commission held meeting on Tuesday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, the commission consists of different stakeholder entities’ representatives that evaluates the books being imported and those being sent to abroad.
The commission evaluates that the books’ contents should not be in contrary with the country’s laws, regulations and national interests so they don’t disturb order, security, stability, national unity and create religious and linguistic discords, the agency added.
Deputy MoIC Sancharaki pointed out that considering freedom of speech, access to information and cultural and intellectual growth, the commission would welcome works and books’ printing and distribution in the country.
Likewise, the commission is making effort that the books’ printing and distribution to be done based on the country’s laws and regulations, he went on to say.
 

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Culture Wed, 28 Nov 2018 06:06:43 +0000
MoIC's Message on International Day of Prevention of Violence Against Women http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35855-moics-message-on-international-day-of-prevention-of-violence-against-women.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35855-moics-message-on-international-day-of-prevention-of-violence-against-women.html MoIC's Message on International Day of Prevention of Violence Against Women

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Qaus 4 coincides the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Under the law of prevention of harassment and violence against women and children, the Ministry of Information and Culture is duty-bound to the arrangement and issuance of topics relating to the prevention of harassment and violence to women and children through the government-run and private audio-visual and printed media as well as social media, providing facilities for the ministries and government administrations, legal and verdict personalities for broadcasting and publishing issues on prevention of violence against women and children through the governmental and private media, as well as prevention of programs popularizing violence against women and children through the government run and private media.
Based on the law on prevention of violence against women and children, the ministry of information and culture is also responsible to take preventive measures such as arrangement and broadcasting radio and TV programs about the factors of violence against women and its aftermaths and publishing the related articles in the dailies, newspapers and magazines, providing the ground for the ministries and government administrations and other real and verdict personalities, to release issues related to prevention of violence against women and prevent publishing issues promoting violence against women and children, through mass media.
Also, considering the rule on prevention of discrimination, the ministries' internal committee is constituted of representatives from the human resources, Gender management and the internal audit office led by the Head of the Ministry's office.
The responsibility of the committee to address the primary complaints of the related administrations and codification of the executive procedure for implementation of the rule.The ministry of information and culture is also responsible to draw attention of the mass media outlets to manage the radio and TV programs to broadcast and publish the culture of prevention of violence against women in the related media, to take necessary plan to prevent the record of the programs for radios, TVs, newspapers, dailies who are restoring to the release issues in the favor of violence against women, introducing the related in-charges media who are releasing issues related to violence against women with no legal license, establishment of a special committee with membership of representatives from Gender in-charge, director of human resources and head of the office, under the leadership of one of the deputy ministers of information and culture, to investigate issues relating to violence against women, regularly providing report from their works to the commission and doing other required duties and responsibilities.
The international day of prevention of violence against women has been approved by United Nations in 1999 and marked everywhere in the world.
The days is marked worldwide, while women have gained more achievements in economic, cultural and political areas. But in Afghanistan, women and girls are still facing numerous challenges, which is needed to be discussed in details.
Creation of a supporting system, promotion of culture recuing violence against women, description and explanation of women supporting laws in the center and provinces of the country, are among the issues should be addressed.
Addressing the aforesaid issues could provide opportunity for women to access economic and social capabilities and help them enter the campaign, the world has started for its elimination since long years.
The ministry of information and culture has taken comprehensive part in the 16-day campaign of prevention of violence against women and during the period, would release topics and articles special for women by reflecting their activities and capabilities, through conducting various programs including showing films, thereafter plays, holding historical relics exhibitions, displaying women handicrafts etc.
The ministry of information and culture asks the entire audio-visual and print media to consider the issue and focus on the issues relating to prevention of violence against women.
 

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Culture Tue, 27 Nov 2018 07:08:31 +0000
Minister Safi Stresses Promotion of ‘Decreasing Violence Against Women’s Culture’ http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35834-minister-safi-stresses-promotion-of-‘decreasing-violence-against-women’s-culture’.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/35834-minister-safi-stresses-promotion-of-‘decreasing-violence-against-women’s-culture’.html Minister Safi Stresses Promotion of ‘Decreasing Violence Against Women’s Culture’

Monday, November 26, 2018

Kabul (BNA) During a news conference held on Sunday, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi briefed about her ministry’s plans on ‘International Day on Elimination of Violence against Women, ‘BNA reported.
Violence against women is an unacceptable phenomenon which is recognized as an improper culture in majority of world countries, she further said.
She added this day has been approved by UN in 1999 and it is annually celebrated worldwide.
Stressing on promotion of decreasing violence against women’s culture, establishing a supporting system for women and practicing the relevant laws, Acting MoIC said Afghanistan was among those countries that violence against women originated from poverty, ecumenical problems and psychological diseases.
She pointed out that in accordance with law on elimination of violence against women and children, the ministry of information and culture is obliged to arrange and broadcast issues related to prevention of this phenomenon in printing and audiovisual media.
To prevent the culture of violence against women, the ministry of information and culture has attended a 16-day campaign, during which different programs such as movie shows, theater shows, historical relics, painting and women handicrafts exhibitions and many others would be held, she continued.  During the conference, representing female journalists and Afghan women network, Farida Nikzad and Najib Rahil said that vilence against women was an ugly phenomenon which not only exists in Afghanistan but in all world countries as well.
 

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Culture Mon, 26 Nov 2018 06:50:30 +0000