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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The proposal of free and just election of Afghanistan was discussed by the media in charges. 
At the meeting Jandad Speenghar in charge of the foundation explained the proposal of FEFA on the role of private and free media in improving the election order in the country and said that “The objective of this program is bringing of reform in election order and we believe that the role of the press in this sphere is positive and effective. 
He expressed concern that the future election of Afghanistan would be faced with challenges and transparency will be questioned. 
He added that the media had its role in the past two elections and we want that this role should be further strengthened in the future elections and we want that the media should supervise the election process. 
Abdul Hamid Mubarez chairman of national journalists union of Afghanistan stressed that regrettably the media in the past nine years could not reflect the democratic culture to the people so there is need for the press and the media in the country take further bold steps as the future elections present another ordeal before the press of the country. 
He added that till the minds and the will of the people are not attracted towards transparency of elections we can never be successful to resemble democracy and here the role of the media becomes a necessity so they assist awareness of the people. 
Sedequllah Tuhaidi head of the Nai foundation called election process a very difficult process and said that every sphere can be reformed and added that the media’s role should better and he called election process a national process and said that there is need for working on a mechanism and its performance be reviewed. 
He noted that Nai is prepared to train journalist in awareness of the election law. 
Nor Mohammad spokesperson of election commission, Nazari Peryani editor of Mandegar, Mir Haidar editor of Armane Milli, Khepulwak Safi head of Shamshad TV, Najiba Ayubi deputy head of the journalists union and some others also expressed views on the issue and reforms in election law and the role of the press in reflecting election process.

Monday, April 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The ninth meeting of information ministers of member’s countries of organization of Islamic cooperation which was began three days back in Libreville the capital city of African
Republic of Gabon is ended Saturday with approval of strategic policy of Islamic Cooperation Organization in confrontation with opposition before Islam and propagation against Islam and Muslims. 
In this meeting the ministers of information of 57 Muslim nations were attended. 
On behalf of Afghanistan, Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen was attended in this meeting,  he delivered his speech in this meeting on behalf of Afghanistan and group of Asian nations.
The main subject of this meeting was the method of treatment and removal of propagator impacts that taken place in some media against Islam and Muslims and creates wrath and pessimism against them. 
In this connection, minister of information and culture Dr. Raheen said that neither the mass media nor any other resources should not accuse Islam religion and Muslim nations for the crimes committed by a limited number of criminal terrorists. 
Dr. Raheen added that those who use the godly religion of Islam as a pretext for killing of innocent people are the enemies of Islam. 
Through understanding and enlightening and through different other ways from among them through media, we should introduce the lovely and human face of this holy religion to the world and world people.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai addressed a ceremony that marked the 150th Birth Anniversary of Allama Mahmoud Tarzi on Tuesday where he spoke on the goals Tarzi and King Amanullah Khan pursued.
Welcoming the participants to the International Seminar, President Karzai laid out a vision of a modern and independent Afghanistan that could survive security disturbance.
The President said, “There are many similarities between Afghanistan today and of King Amanullah Khan’s,” He added, “They wanted development on one hand, struggling for independence from the British colonial rule on the other , while we are still trying to protect the value of freedom.”
President Karzai stressed that Afghan youth were determined to build their own future, describing their determination a force to run the engine for more development which would not turn back.
Pointing to the recent attacks by terrorists, the President accused the Taliban of killing Muslims and civilians and added the Taliban demonstrated their enmity with the principles of Islam.
As for the security forces, President Karzai commended their sacrifice, “Police and soldiers from our Ministries of Defense and Interior and the National Directorate of Security sacrificed themselves to bravely protect their country.”
The President deplored, the thirty five young men who were sent to get killed in the name of suicide bombers in Afghanistan, among them could have been some Afghans or foreigners, all were probably Muslim and young, instead of educating themselves to become teachers, doctors or agriculturalists, they became suicide bombers, doing no good neither for themselves nor for their families, country or religion but only killing other Muslims.
The President said, while foreign forces were leaving Afghanistan in 2014, Afghanistan would still maintain strong relations with the world.
Mahmud Tarzi son of Ghulam Muhammad Tarzi was born in Ghazni province of Afghanistan on August 23, 1965. After the Second Anglo-Afghan war, he was forced to accompany his father into exile and pursued education in India and in Ottoman Empire. After the death of Amir Abdul Rahman Khan,
Mahmud Tarzi who was living in Damascus (1886-1900), chose to travel back to his hometown in Afghanistan in the early years of twentieth century (1902) to serve his nation as a writer, poet and translator. As journalist, he founded and published Seraj Ul-Akhbar newspaper from 1911 to 1918. His poetic, patriotic and visionary writings exemplify Afghans’ love for freedom and independence. During the reign of King Amanullah, Tarzi served as foreign minister (1919-22). After tribal revolts, Tarzi and his family were forced to take refuge in Turkey in 1929. He died in 1933 and was buried in Istanbul.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Following the great political changes, the law on press and freedom of expression has been the biggest achievement which its main goals are free access of media and press to information.
The government has open policy to demonstrate democratic values and encourage journalists.
In recent years, we have been witnessing operation of tens TVs, radios, about 500 independent publications, newspaper and weeklies that all of them are working to institutionalize democracy.
The Afghan government and the MoIC as the only responsible organ, supports journalists and media professionals.
The latter was able to play constructive role in the direction of freedom of speech and improving of media actives.
Changes in the recent years in Afghanistan and reiteration of freedom of speech have provided further ground of media activities in implementation of democracy.
Today despite all present problems and challenges in our society, the journalists and media professionals are performing their moral and national obligations before society and public awareness honestly.
In the light of freedom of expression and expansion of democratic dimensions, the Afghan government encourages private TVs which are unique among the regional countries.
In all societies, media are the forth pillar of the government and a bridge the gap between the people and the latter.
They understand that have great responsibility before people and despite of all potential problems, are trying to reflect whatever is going on in their environment and inform the public.
At present thousands people are involved in media and press activity in the capital and provinces.
As an important pillar, they can be a guarantee and loyal to national interests and lead the so city toward a balanced movement.
Access of journalists’ to modern technology of satellites, internet and web sites have capable them to be further successful forever.
The government has also doesn’t spare any efforts to make all essential facilities available to media men including holding of workshops and seminars, providing of scholarships prizes and letters of appreciation.
The Afghan government has always emphasized on the role and importance of media and journalists and supported them.
During the years of devastating conflicts journalists have also sustained numerous hardships and even been victimized and killed due to violence.
Not only the government, but the civil society, justice and judiciary bodies as well as the human rights activists support journalists.
The journalists don’t want to lose vital achievements which have been gained following long years of tolerance and numerous sacrifices.