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Monday, September 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) To establish two cultural centers, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Information and Culture and Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran, BNA reported Sunday.
The MoU signed by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi and Iranian ambassador in Kabul Mohmammad Reza Bahrami, according to the agency.
Based on the agreement, a cultural center would be established in Herat and another in Khurasan province of Iran.
These two centers would work on cultural issues between the two countries.
During inking the agreement, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi spoke about deep historical and cultural relations between the two countries and said Afghanistan and Iran enjoyed common history and culture.
She also hoped these two centers could play effective role in restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan.
In his turn, Iranian ambassador said Afghanistan and Iran were two brother countries that have enjoyed common religion, culture, history and language.
He said Iranians was thanking Afghanistan their second home.  Deputy Minister of Information and Culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari was also present during the meeting.
 

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi in a meeting with officials and employees of national gallery reviewed works and problems facing employees of the gallery.
According to BNA report, in the meeting, head of the gallery Sabira Rahmani briefed related to works, achievements and future programs of the gallery, enumerating a range of problems. Meanwhile, a number of employees of the gallery also briefed about their works and activities and shared their demands and problems for improvement of affairs with Acting Minister of Information and Culture. Praising officials and employees of the national gallery for their works in preservation of historic artifacts, Acting Minister of Information and Culture said that a range of the gallery’s problems would be soon addressed. Acting Minister of Information and Culture stressed on further efforts and acceleration towards renovation process of the national gallery building, management and decoration of relics. According to another report, Acting Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting with officials and employees of the Directorate of Afghan Tour Enterprise reviewed their works and problems. In the meeting, Director of Afghan Tour Enterprise while briefing related to works, achievements and programs of the institution pointed to a series of problems facing the enterprise. A number of employees also shared their demands and problems with Acting Minister of Information and Culture. Praising employees and officials of the enterprise for their works, stressed on improvement of affairs, transparency and accountability.
 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Promote Project, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi said women had the leadership capacity in different fields, BNA reported the other day,
According to the agency USAID’s promote project head expressed gratitude over the ministry of information and culture’s cooperation in providing internship opportunities for girls.
“After one year of internship opportunities for girls.
“After one year of internship period, 30,000 females have been graduated,” she further said.
Furthermore, Acting Minister of Information and Culture said regular programs should be made to encourage young girls and prepare the ground for their recruitment in government administrations, BNA added.
“Women and girls have bright future ahead and the president supports them,” she added.
 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture held a meeting titled ‘Commemoration of Martyr’s Week and Media Martyrs’ the other day, BNA reported.
During the meeting which was organized in cooperation with Afghanistan’s Journalists Federation, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi expressed concern over lack of journalists and media staff safety.
She also reported about a guideline draft that has earlier been arranged to cover insurgents’ incidents, adding due to lack of media in charges’ cooperation, it has not been finalized so far.
She stressed that execution of the guideline would help journalists not to lose their lives in the scenes, the agency added.
To support journalists and media staff, the ministry of information and culture applied some laws and regulations which enjoy visible benefits in compare with regional countries’ media law, according to her.
Pointing at construction of a minaret to honor media martyrs and draw more support to journalists’ supporting fund, Acting Minister Safi said the more the fund was supported, the more media staff would be addressed in different situations.
Afterward, Afghanistan journalists’ federation member gated Fahim Dashti briefed the session about his entity and journalists safety committee programs, asking the government and media supporting organizations to jointly work and prepare the ground for journalists and media staff safety.
Monir, Shaheed Shah Mary’s brother who had been martyred in Shash Darak suicide attack said that Martyr was the pride of the country and media staff.  Nai, media supporting entity in charge Mujib Khelwatgar reported about martyrdom of over a hundred journalist’s during the recent years, saying the situation is getting worsened by each passing day and no effort is made in this respect.  Deputy Minister of information and culture on publication affairs Fazel Sancharaki said some exaggeration was made in delivering information, thus, the incidents should be covered in a way not to harm people’s morals.  He added media should avoid showing graphic images.
He stressed that the government and journalists supporting organizations should codify a draft to prevent journalist’s casualties.
At the end, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi awarded a number of journalists and media in charges with appreciation letters.
 

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