11 December 2017

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of publication affairs for information and culture Fazil Sancharaki in media high council’s session said the council would act based on law.
In the session, Sancharaki said media high council as the highest media organ was tasked to implement mass media law, adding that there were lots of anticipations from the council, but the council would act upon the law.
Afterwards, members of the council discuss various issues.  Meanwhile, secretary of the council Najiba Muram delivered the session previous decisions of the council.

Tuesday November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture in close coordination with Bamyan local officials organized a mass wedding ceremony for around 37 couples here on Sunday, BNA reported. According to the agency, addressing the ceremony which was attended by a number of local officials and deputy minister of youth affairs for the ministry of information and culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat, governor of Bamyan said unfair traditions are still a major challenge in the society. Tahir Zahir asked the Ministry of Information and Culture and the civil organizations to do more and fight against the unfair traditions. “It is immense pleasure for me to be here in ancient Bamyan city and join the happiness of people,” Dr. Kamal Sadat said, asking Bamyani youth to do more for introducing of their provinces’ historical identity. Dr. Kamal Sadat said President has special attention to youth and appoint them in key government positions. Acting director of information and culture for Bamyan province Mohammad Hussain Ahmadpoor said these couples were remained engaged for many years and could do their weddings due to poverty and financial issues. He said financial support of the Ministry of Information and Culture could pave the way for their weddings.  At the end cash assistance and house equipment were assisted to the couples.

Tuesday November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) 80 interns who were students of accounting and business administration institutes received certificates on Monday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
The students had spent two months in different departments of the ministry for information and culture, during which they got familiar with some work methods within the administrations, the agency further said.
In a ceremony held yesterday, deputy minister of information and culture on finance and tourism, Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi spoke and called the youth role key in the country, the agency added.
She said the internship was limited, and some of you might be recruited through free competitions in the ministry, BNA continued. Afterward, thanking the ministry’s leadership and other related departments, a teacher in an institute said the students were sent here to learn practical works and all the departments have honestly cooperated with them.
At the end, certificates were distributed to the interns.

Tuesday November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A session on women’s situation in Afghanistan media was held here in Kabul by the Afghanistan Center for Protection of Afghan Women Journalists, BNA reported.
Addressing the session which was also attended by the acting minister of information and culture and deputy minister of cultural affairs Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, deputy spokesman for the president Dawa Khan Minapal and a number of media activists, Farida Nikzad chairman of the Center for Protection of Afghan Women Journalists voiced concern over decreasing number of women in media, in particular in the provinces in the past two years. She called insecurity and increasing violence the mean reasons behind decreasing number of women in media.
Meanwhile pointing to women’s important role in Media, Reza Moyeeni in charge of the reporter without border office in Afghanistan said his organization has witnessed 40 percent increase in women’s staff in last five years, where according to him 70 percent of reporter without border’s staff are women.
Independent Human Right Commission chairman Sima Samar said freedom of expression was everyone’s right, adding a society sans freedom would witness violence and discrimination. She hoped that the culture of impunity for those committing crime against journalists to be soon ended.
Hinting to importance to women journalists in the media, acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasould Bawari said his ministry was ready to support Afghan women journalists and spare no effort to ease the ground for their activities.
He also said Afghan media should give priority to national interests, adding freedom of expression should not harm national interests and right of the people.

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