Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The in charges of the ministry of information and culture of Khost province have started a program for collection of boards bearing foreign language and terms.
The collection will take place in two phases from the center and districts of the province with the cooperation of the security organs.
Mohammad Amin Shah Ulfat head of information and culture department said that collection will take a week and he asked the people to replace the board with Pashto and Dari languages and they should avoid writing of foreign languages on their boards.
The people have been given one week time to replace their boards.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) An exhibition entitled “Shaher Ketab” City of books was opened in Kabul by deputy minister of information and culture Ghulam Nabi Farahi.
The exhibition depicts 40,000 volumes of literary, political, cultural and Islamic books that are being arranged by Najibullah Manelai advisor to the finance ministry.
Farahi noted that the ministry of information and culture is prepared to prepare facilities for holding such exhibitions.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A one-day Scientifics seminar entitled assessment of research in Nangarhar was organized. It was attended by Afghan researchers by the journalists union and writers of the east zone in Jalalabad city. At the seminar the researchers and writers presented article on the cultural conditions and the method of research in Afghanistan and its values and they called the culture of research in Afghanistan as very weak and asked the research and scientific and literary foundations to strive for its betterment. Another part of the seminar was allotted for praising the cultural works of Zalmai Heywadmal and Dr. Abdul Rauf Rafiqi two Afghan writers. The seminar also heard a message of President Karzai in which he praised organizing of the seminar for enriching the culture of research. A message of Dr. Raheen Minister of Information and Culture was also read out. In which he called the seminar a big step towards growth of the culture of research in Afghanistan and hoped that organizing of such seminars continue for growth of culture of research in Afghanistan.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) At the initiative of Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture a meeting with the media from the armed forces, foreign ministry and in charges of the government and private media networks was organized.
Addressing the meeting Dr. Raheen said that today’s gathering is aimed at consolidation of unity and observance of the national interests and further strengthening of understanding among the media networks.
He added that the policy of the ministry of information and culture for the past ten year has been creation of such an atmosphere among the media and the society at large so that no one could hidden anything from the public, whether it is the government TV, and in case the government newspapers hidden it other private TV will reflect it any way.
With the efforts of the ministry today no reality can be hidden from the eyes of the people in any parts of the country and that is for the blessing of the media men.
For this very reason we should work towards institutionalization of the freedom of speech and alongside that in this particular time we should take into account the importance of national interests and national unity.
Lutfullah Mashal spokesperson of the national security department, Mohammad Sedeeq Sedeqi spokesperson of interior ministry, General Dawlatlzai deputy spokesperson of defense ministry and Feramurz deputy spokesperson of foreign ministry said that a series of shortcomings exist in the programs of some of the media networks and they regretted those media that under the influence of neighboring countries are resorting to anti-national interests.
They also advanced a series of their problems and demanded that access to the spokespersons should be eased.
They also appreciated the ministry of information for organizing such a gathering during which they could voice their views aimed at improving their activities considering the reporting principles and the national interests of the country.