24 January 2017

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of Publication, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi congratulated TOLO news channel for receiving Agence France-Presse Kate Webb’s prize on Thursday for its fearless reporting in one of the world’s most dangerous countries, calling it the biggest achievement to Afghan media.
Talking with BNA reporter, the deputy minister said freedom of expression guarantees the nascent democracy, adding the Afghan media under the freedom of expression have been doing their bests, where TOLO news received the award for its hard works in a difficult situation. Delivering the fresh news from the first line of combat in Kunduz and Helmand and giving sacrifices in their duties the Afghan media has proved that they spare no efforts to deliver information to the citizens, Mostafavi said. Kate Webb was one of AFP’s finest correspondents. She earned a reputation as a fearless reporter but was equally known for her kindness and compassion and became a mentor to young Asian journalists. Her sister, Rachel Miller, is also a member of the jury and said the family was delighted by the award of the prize to TOLO.

Sunday January 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat asked yesterday cinema artists and singers to develop culture and art of the people of Afghanistan.
Speaking to cinema artists and singers in his office, acting minister of information and culture said, “Our crisis-battered society requires further effort; therefore, art, singer, literal and cultural figures and all have responsibility to work and consider culture and art of the people of Afghanistan in their products. Pointing to little financial possibilities of the MoIC, acting minister of information and culture said that he was in the service of art and cultural and literal figure despite all challenges faced by the ministry. Representing the others, the country’s top singer Deen Mohammad Ghamkhwar spoke and shared their problems with the acting minister of information and culture, adding that he had got medal and letter of appreciation, but no government institution has appreciated his so far.

Saturday January 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The leading body of Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) expressed its sympathy to the victims’ families of Tuesday’s incidents especially to the media men. In these terrorist incidents that claimed the lives of tens of our compatriots and injured dozens other, Noorullah the TV reporter of the house of people and Ms. Farida another employee of the said TV were among the martyrs of incidents occurred in Darul Aman street and reporter of Kherad Weekly Tahir Paiman was injured. The leading body of MoIC shares itself in the sorrows and grief of all families of terrorist incidents occurred in Kabul, Helmand and Kandahar especially in families of two martyrs of the house TV and condemns the acts of these terrorists that caused the martyrdom and injuries of great number of our compatriots. The leading body of MoIC invites from the Court to Al-mighty Allah Paradise for martyrs, patience and reward for survivors as well as recovery for Tahir Paiman and all other injured of the said incidents.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) For enhancement of awareness level of the people in connection with dangers, challenges and supportive concerns related to human trafficking in Afghanistan, a program was launched Wednesday in MoIC by initiative of Quick Development organization.
According to director of the organization Ahmad Shoib Nasiri, the program aimed to enhance awareness level of the people related to counter human trafficking in Afghanistan, saying that human trafficking was a notorious phenomenon and was an issue causing concern of the people in the world.
In the program, deputy minister of youth affairs and acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat said, “Human trafficking is a crime against humanity, so we all should fight human trafficking in the country so that the problem will reduce not only in capital but also in cities’ outskirts and villages.”
He added that any organizations working in this regard would be cooperated by ministry of information and culture.
Justice ministry’s representative Abdul Wali Hedayat was another speaker in the program and said his ministry’s was supporting such program launched for awareness of the people, adding that if the people became aware of human trafficking, they would never deal with human traffickers.
According to holder of the program, it is determined that such programs will be launched in 20 provinces for awareness of the people related to challenges and dangers of the human trafficking.

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