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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Head and leading body of Afghanistan Elites Coordination Association called on Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, asking for providing employment opportunities to Afghan youths.
In the meeting, head of the association Abdul Ghafar Wafa by briefing related to activities and programs of the association said the association was holding seminars, training workshops and valuable programs in mobilization of elites, capacity building, public awareness and cultural fields.
Meanwhile, a number of leading body of the association while declaring their support from MoIC shared their suggestions and demands with acting minister of information and culture.  Pointing to problems facing Afghan youths in particular educated and elite youths, they asked acting minister of information and culture to provide employment facilities to youths both boys and girls.  Acting minister of information and culture while regarding role of youth as valuable in development of the country said elite youths were future makers of the country and assured of the ministry’s attention to the country’s youths and elites.
 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by the acting and nominee minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, a meeting was held to discuss problems of women within the ministry.
Addressing the participants, the country’s acting minister of information and culture, Ms. Hasina Safi said: “The main aim of today’s meeting is to assess the problems and challenges faced by women on their work areas in the ministry.” However she pointed that meeting all women problems including that of related to budget was challenging as she said: “We are at the next half of the year and this is impossible to address all your problems, but for the next year we would do our best to meet your problems.”
The acting minister added that women in outer would countries have such problems, but they could overcome all their challenges by using their capacities.
She said had tried her best to reach this position and advised the women to work hard and beef up their self-confidence to break any barriers.
“We have programs to help meet your problems and help women head the management and use their capacities on their worksites,” the acting minister assured.
Representing other, director of the ministry’s publications, Najiba Maram said this is a matter of pleasure that a women was now leading the ministry, and that many women with high capacities were working within the ministry but with no opportunity paved for them so far.
She asked the ministry leadership to encourage and support women officials of the ministry and do more for them in different fields including education scholarships, wages balanced with male staffs and providing other facilities.
After hearing to the problems shared by the director of the ministry’s publication, Ms. Hasina Safi reassured them of any cooperation in various fields for them.
 

Saturday July 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during a ceremony inaugurating the Arg archive said that the archive would only be run by the Ministry of Information and Culture and that no presidential officials have the authority of interfering in its affairs. 
According to BNA report, the President as visiting different parts of the Arg archive saying the way would be paved for the researchers to access its documentaries, based on professional regulations, under the supervision of the Ministry of Information and Culture. “Our archive’s situation is extremely annoying, as in the past tens of documents have been pilled inside a box, with no classification,” regretted the President adding he had sent a delegation to monitor this archive and that of belonging to the Afghan Film, but their findings were that no enough facilities have been provided for their maintenance. Pointing to what the President called the archive an extra profession, said the archive should be managed and controlled by the skilled personnel and the Ministry of Information and Culture would be the only authorized entity to manage and control the archive with no authority to the Presidential officials to interfere in the affairs. The President said the archive was a good source of revenue for the Ministry of Information and Culture. He pointed to the role of the students said both school and university students have to get familiarized with the history of their country and that the main aim of the archive inauguration was to protect it and help the experts and totally the entire people of Afghanistan get access to the documents.
 

Wednesday July 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting and nominee for Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) Hasina Safi in a meeting with leading body of Journalist’s Federation heard their suggestions and demands yesterday.
In the meeting, a number of members of the federation’s leading body besides briefing related to the federation’s works and activities asserted there are bilateral good relations, trust and cooperation between the federation and government. Expressing their support and cooperation with MoIC, they shared their suggestions and demands with acting minister of information and culture, saying that if the ministry worked towards supporting journalists and media society, media and journalists would be beside of the ministry.
Speaking related to problems facing Afghan women journalists and weak presence of women in media, they considered cooperation, attention and support of MoIC from media and freedom of speech as key step towards media development in the country. Regarding visions and suggestions of the federation’s leading body as valuable, acting minister of information and culture asserted that as a good supporter and partner of media, she would work with them and organize programs in consideration to their visions. The source also reported the acting minister’s meeting the head and leading body of the Afghanistan Journalists Council (AJC), with Hafizullah Barakzay, one of the member, expressing cooperation with the ministry of information and culture and providing information about the work, activities and plans of the council. Emphasizing on coordination of media, the council delegation asked the ministry of information and culture to support media and the media freedom in the country. The delegation also asked for change in the combination of the related commissions’ members and shared part of challenges faced by media women in the country. Assuring the delegation, Hasina Safi said: “The ministry’s working affairs to be aligned in such a way to be the mirror of media workers of the country.” The acting minister also said the entire media organizations would held the ministry overcome any challenges.
 

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