22 October 2017

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a news conference with representative of journalists’ federation and deputy to government and media joint committee, deputy minister of information and culture on publications, Sayed Aqa Fazel Sancharaki said he would decide on those social media that acted against national interests and system, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, deputy minister Sancharaki added unfortunately, disorder and chaos was ruling in social media.
“All social media would be legalized,” Sancharaki added.
The National Security Council has arranged a list of social media that have been made in foreign countries and are belonging to extremist and terrorists’ groups and they have to be blocked, he said adding some of them are making effort to create discord among the Afghan people.
On forming journalists’ new financial supporting fund, he said the government and journalists’ joint committee has taken a step forward with this initiation and the president would also support the new proposal in this regard.
Deputy to government and media joint committee, Fahim Dashti said 72 cases of violence against journalists have been recorded over the last sixteen years, among which 20 them have been addressed.
He added the journalists’ safety committee is working on building protection houses to protect those journalists being threatened.

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Deputy Finance, Tourism and Administrative Minister of Information and Culture, Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi met with a number of travel agencies’ representatives at International Press Hall of the ministry on Saturday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
In the meeting, the travel agencies’ representatives said they were concerned on activities of undocumented travel agencies, according to the agency.
Expressing concern in the respect, head of travel agencies’ union Kabir Haidari said some undocumented travel agencies transferred the pilgrims, BNA added.
The participants asked Ms. Mostafavi to prevent activities of such travel agencies.
At the end, Ms. Mostafavi asked the participants to write down their complaints so necessary measures are taken in the respect.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A meeting of joint committee of media and government with second vice-President on the chair resolved that the issue of journalists and violence by some authorities against them should be assessed accurately, a statement said Tuesday.
The meeting discussed issues including the arrest of father and brother of Amirullah by Khost governor and journalist threat by Helmand governor as well as the rumor that Shapur Bakhtar, Tolotv reporter was targeted and injured, said a statement from the second vice-president office.
According to the deputy to publication minister of information and culture, print media are exempted of taxes and that the members of Journalists Fund has taken the first meeting and wanted to meet the country’s president after drafting the required plan.
Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh directed the deputy to publication affairs of the ministry for holding a joint meeting with the publication hoses, bookstores and in general book publishing centers’ entrepreneurs for the needed cooperation, the statement said.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture opened yesterday painting exhibition titled ‘art speaks’ in Kabul.
In a ceremony held on this occasion with participation of advisor to President on natural resources and environment affairs Dr. Abas Basir, a number of officials of MoIC and artists, acting minister of information and culture spoke related to role and position of art and artists in particular painters and praised those whose paintings have put in the exhibition.
He asserted that there were only artists who could paint moments of time and deliver their messages through their paintings to the people.
Meanwhile, an official for national gallery Sabira Rahmani also spoke to the exhibition and said that 22 paintings painted by Mohammad Amin Nadem, Ghulam Nabi and Musa Khan Raja were put for exhibition.
Representing other painters in the ceremony, Mohammad Amin Nadem praised MoIC for its cooperation in holding the exhibition and briefed related to painting art.
It is worth mentioning that the exhibition will be open for two more days.
According to another report, acting minister of information and culture met yesterday with speaker and members of Afghanistan young parliament.
In the meeting, speaker of the parliament Agha Mohammad Quraishi briefed related to modality of the parliament’s works and activities and asked MoIC to keep members of the parliament into consideration for job vacancies announced and learning programs held by MoIC in capital and provinces.
Acting minister of information and culture asserted that his ministry would be in service of the parliament and other youth of Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, acting minister of information and culture by considering role of youth as active and effective in development of the society and talented youth could join various departments of MoIC through open competition process.

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