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Saturday, March 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Information and culture minister Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen distributed the artistic and cultural awards of the year to its winners. 
Every year the ministry launches an artistic competition in different spheres of arts and the artists nominate them and their works are being assessed by the representatives of the Academy of Science of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Information and Culture and the Kabul University and the first, second, and third winners are awarded prizes. 
Around 300 art works were nominated for assessment of which 30 attained first, second and third prizes. 
Dr. Raheen said at the ceremony that we should strongly defend the achievements of the past ten years in freedom of speech, human rights, women’s rights and the civil society and these should not be over looked any way.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture to participate in the worlds’ information ministerial session left Kabul for Paris yesterday.
According to BNA reporter from Kabul International Airport, this session holds on 21 to 23 of March with the initiative of UNSCO in Paris city of France.
Dr. Raheen said to BNA reporter in the airport, we participate in the session which talks are regarding freedom of speech and open political atmosphere.
We have numerous gaps to say in this session, as the freedom of speech and a large number of presses are the achievements that we had in the last decade.
Afghan Minister of Information and Culture will have talks with a number of French authorities in this session as well.
T. Rateb

Monday, March 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture and Idgar Shareq General Director of UNESCO in Kabul signed a cooperation agreement in respect to rehabilitation of Bamyan statues. 
While signing the agreement Dr. Raheen said that the fourth phase on reconstruction of the remaining Bamyan statues destroyed by the ugly hands of terrorists and its will be started with the financial support of Japan. 
He expressed the hope that in the upcoming year, we will be witnessing more UNESCO support in rehabilitation of cultural heritages in Afghanistan. 
The general director of UNESCO said that Japan as part of its cooperation with the government of Afghanistan has facilitated the financial need of the fourth phase of reconstruction of Bamyan statues. 
He emphasized on continued assistance of UNESCO in protection of cultural heritages of Afghanistan. 
Availing of this opportunity he also congratulated the people of Afghanistan on the advent of New Year and expressed the hope that the New Year will be an important messenger of peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kabul (BNA) Preparations for organizing ninth international music festival of Red Tulip is proceeding in Mazari-Sharif City.  The festival to be organized from 29th Hoot to the 2nd of Hamal artists of Tajikistan, India and Pakistan will participate.  Temur Shah Hakeem Chairman of the Preparatory Committee said that in addition to the foreign artists from 12 musical groups around 100 artists throughout Afghanistan will also participate at this festival for three days at the Hall of Marcopolo in the city.  The attendance of interested people is free of charge.  For this first time an international musical festival was held in 2003 initiated by the cultural foundation of civil society and cooperation of the Ministry of Information and Culture and this is being followed every year in Mazari Sharif.