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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture in his meeting with the in charges of National Radio TV and the BNA said that the media center of government is a parallel structure with the Ministry of Information and Culture and it is an additional body.  He added that though millions of US dollars we expended on this center but has no achievements compared to ad directorate like BNA, international press center and the National Radio-TV.  He stressed that the National Radio-TV and the international press center with meager salary and functional day and night and they have their achievements and that while the media center staffs get higher salaries they have no achievements.  He stressed that the president of the country is always stressing on elimination of parallel structures with the government, while existence of the media center is similar to the ministry of information and culture and in reality it is a small ministry that has to be dissolved or merged with the ministry of information and culture.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Portrayal monument exhibition has been opened with cooperation of provincial directorate of information and culture in Faryab province.
Nearly 25 portrayals of Sayed Shah Mohammad, a local artist, have been put in the exhibition.
The monuments of the exhibition show endowment and work of the Afghan artist.
Sayed Shah Mohammad has made pot, sculpture, and bird of wood.
The artist says he worked hard and spent much time to make such monuments.
Shah Mirza Munshizada, provincial director of information and culture says they are trying to encourage the Afghan artists by putting their handmade materials in exhibition to pave the way for them to sell their monuments.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Kabul (BNA) In charge of the media watch said that during the year 2011 a total of 80 instances of violence against the reporters of including murder, torture and threats towards the reporters in Afghanistan have taken place.
Sedequllah Tuheedi in charge of media watch told the press in its annual report that during the 2011 the numbers of violence against the reporters have increased including three murders, six instances of injured, two arrests, 33 instances of torture and beating, 15 instances of abusing and 21 instances of threats towards the repentances. 
Tuheedi added that of the 80 instances 49 were committed by the government, 9 including murder by the Taliban, 40 by the NATO forces, and 18 instances of violence have been done by the unknown armed elements.
He recalled reporters Jafar Wafa from radio Kalagosh of Paghman killed as a result of mine, Ahmad Omiad Khepelwak killed during the war operation between terrorists and foreign troops in Uruzgan and Farhad Taqadusi who was killed in his office as a result of rocket attack during the year.
He noted that during the 2010 58 instances of violence had taken pleas against reporters in Afghanistan and 2011 it had increased to 80 showing considerable increase.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Considered the fourth pillar of the state, media has been strengthened incredibly in Afghanistan over the past decade, senior Information and Culture Ministry official said on Monday. 
“There have been many positive changes on the media landscape since the establishment of the interim government more than a decade ago,” Deputy Information and Culture Minister Mubarez Rashidi claimed. 
During an exclusive interview with a media, he said the Taliban regime did not allow TV channels to broadcast programs, even Afghanistan National Television programs were off the air and very few print media outlets operated in the country. 
Since the collapse of the Taliban regime, the number of visual, audio and print media outlets had soared to 1,400 including 50 TV stations, Rashidi said. 
Except the national television, previously known as Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA), all other channels are privately run. 
As many as 150 radio satins, including 34 government-controlled entities, are airing their programs across the country, he added.  “of 1,200 media outlets, including daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly newspapers and magazines and TV stations registered with the ministry of information and culture, 800 outlets are operational,” he said. 
The number of media outlets increased because they were welcomed by people, he said, adding the enormous increase had empowered the media to be considered as the fourth pillar of the government. 
“The media is considered the fourth pillar until it remains professional.  Otherwise, it can harm and mislead the society,” he added. 
Donor countries paid attention to the media in Afghanistan because it reflected the voice of people and served a strong counterweight to the government, he said. 
“People in Afghanistan refer their problems and cases to media outlets before moving a court in this regard. 
This shows how much strong the media is here,” he said. Rashidi also hinted at some weaknesses in the media, saying it should also focus on education and culture programs like shows, dramas and entertainment.

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