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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) To institutionalize freedom of expression and remove every sort of misunderstanding, the ministry of information and culture would hold a meeting as soon as possible.
Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, due to a briefing told BNA yesterday that to arrange the morale codes of reporting, observing of publication standards, making efforts towards strengthening and institutionalization of freedom of expression in the country and remove of every kind of misunderstandings, the ministry of information and culture would invite from in charges of mass media, journalists unions and organizations and the experts of journalism to attend in a meeting which would be held at the end of upcoming week by the ministry and take active and direct part in compilation of the said discussions.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture appreciated those staffs with their employment terms reaching to up to 40 years had been completed with their ages to be exceeded over 60 years.
At a ceremony held at the MoIC international conference hall, deputy minister, Nabi Farahi addressing those resigned participants said, “You are appraisable as you had spent most of your life to serve your people and government and your efforts during the term were appreciated”.
He said they had used many experiences and put as relic to those working now for their posts, adding they had received nothing expect admiration and planted saplings to become fruitful for the next generation.
During the meeting, two members of the supervising committee for appointments aboard, Lina Suhrabi and Noor Mohammad Juryan had been awarded appreciated letters.
Based on the labor law article 138, up to 23 employees of the ministry of information and culture, 17 of them from the capital and six other from provinces had resigned, director for human resource for the ministry Ruhol Amin said.
The director for the human source of the ministry hoped the entire ministries to appreciate the end of their resigning employees work.
At the end of the meeting the resigned staffs received some appreciate letters and gifts.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Fazel Hadi Muslimyar chairman of the senate met with Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture and Temur Shah Isaqzai, deputy minister for youth affairs of that ministry and advanced the proposals of the youth of Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan in the presence of their representatives. 
Muslimyar dwelt in detail on the freedom of speech and said that the media and the people are obliged to act in accord with the law on media and added that some of the media by using this freedom are resorting to publications against Islamic values. 
Dr. Raheen also spoke on the freedom of speech and said that those Medias who violated from the enforced laws has been followed up through the violation assessment committee and were introduced to the judicial organs and those who violate the law will be dealt with legally. 
At the meeting the problems of the youth of Nangarhar were also assessed and the ministry of information was asked to facilitate solution of the problems. 
According to another report, over 30,000 cc blood was voluntarily donated by some of the senators and employees of the secretariat of the Senate to the blood bank and Fazel Hadi Mulimyar met with the head of the blood bank and the in charges of the creative youth of Afghanistan who have launched this campaign.

Monday October 8, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen at a press conference assured the media outlets for neither President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai nor the ministry of information and culture to be planning on censoring the media.
Lauding the achievements of the media over the last ten years in the country, Dr. Raheen said the worry and anxiety of the media was mere misunderstanding as the president had never instructed the ministry of information and culture to censor the media.
But, he said Afghanistan is posed in a sensitive circumstance beside confrontation with terrorism and allot of other conspiracies from the enemies of the country so psychological war would play its own role in disturbing the public minds before post-2014 Afghanistan future.
“Why we should be witnessing a pool of bloodshed after 2014 by which the international forces leave the country, didn’t many tribes had been living beside each other before in the country? And what would be the negative aftermath of the post-NATO forces withdrawal situation in Afghanistan,” Dr. Raheen said adding the entire people of the country including national army, police and the NDs are fully prepared to defend the country and there was no worry to remain after the deadlines.
He reassured that neither the government nor the ministry of information and culture were planned to censor the media, but even they are planned to support the media further than ever.