11 December 2017

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, roads nomination commission’s session was held yesterday.
In the session, the nomination process of four roads in Kabul and Balkh were discussed and addressed. Meanwhile, members of the commission shared their visions and suggestions in connection with the respective roads and necessary decisions were made.
Acting minister of information and culture stressed that members of the commission should made further effort towards addressing messages related to nomination of roads in the two provinces.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressed the international academic and research seminar, commemorating the country’s great historian and archaeologist Ahmad Ali Kohzad here yesterday morning at the presidential palace, a statement said.
According to presidential press office, hinting to works of Kohzad and his message to new generation, the president called the seminar important, adding Kohzad was one of the key figures in Afghanistan’s history.
The president went on saying that Kohzad was not only a historian and archaeologist, but he was a national thinker, as he reviewed all national related identities and characterized Afghanistan’s thousands of history.
The president said Afghanistan’s history before Kohzad was only a fiction, but he changed it into a reality and established a historical depth for the country.
“Kohzad’s key point was to know how Afghanistan was the crossroad of the civilizations. He had the same vision to different parts of Afghanistan. Kohzad’s Bamyan, Paktia, Ghazni, Lashkargarh and Kunar’s history shows our great and united nation in the course of history and connects the different tribes,” the president added.
Calling Kohzad’s works unique, the President said he was quoting English, Italian and French languages in footer of his works.
The President added Kohzad was paying attention to women’s role in the course of history, as they were playing key role within the society.
The president meanwhile said he was considering Kohzad as the national thinker, as his works were not only for the academic environment, but for the whole nation of Afghanistan. The president proposed that Kohzad’s works to be digitalized, adding establishment of an academic center was a must within the Afghanistan’s Academy of Sciences or any university for analyzing of the country’s contemporary history.
The president also approved proposal of the Afghanistan Academy of Sciences’ for awarding Kohzad with ‘Alama’ title and name one of the squares after him.
Head of the Academy of Sciences Soraya Popal and Mrs. Najia Honarwar gifted President with some books of Kohzad and a calligraphy sign.
The ceremony was followed with speeches by Soraya Popal, Shamsulhaq Arianfar head of the government dailies, researcher Nazar Mohammad Azizi, Habibullah Rafih and Dr. Mohammad Sharif Zadran.
The ceremony was attended by Chief Executive second deputy Haji Mohammad Mohaqeq, a number of government officials, Homayoun Kohzad son of Ustad Kohzad, historians, researchers, lecturers and foreign guests.

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Kabul (BNA) A three-day workshop was held by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) for a number of journalists working in government and private media organizations.
According to The Kabul Times correspondent, in opening ceremony of the workshop, head of AIHRC Sima Samar recalled of the commission’s work and said, “Freedom of speech is one of key achievements for media and the people of Afghanistan and the right has been obtained due to lots of sacrifices and we are fully supporting it as the obtained right should be used responsibly.”
In the workshop titled investigative journalism and held in AIHRC, issues as introduction of AIHRC, human rights, principles of human rights, human rights international documents and human rights conventions, peace-related report and journalism, support from media and journalists, freedom of speech in national and international laws, report-writing, eradication of violence against of women and other related issues were briefed. Meanwhile, in the three-day workshop, a series of group works have been followed by participants. Recalling of achievements in media and freedom of speech sector, participants said freedom of speech was one of key achievements in Afghanistan as various media-related laws as mass media law, law on access to information, laws on human rights, number of media organizations in Afghanistan including print media, visual media and online media, creating various media support organizations and others have been considered as big achievements in media sector.
Meanwhile, challenges facing Afghanistan media and journalists have been discussed in the workshop. Participants in the workshop enumerated the challenges as insecurity, violation of freedom of speech by a number of government individuals, un-implementation of laws towards supporting freedom of speech by government, not following of murder cases of journalists, inconsideration of the government to supporting of media and freedom of speech and others. At the end of the workshop, certificates have been granted to participants.
Shukria Kohistani

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  Nowadays, the Afghan nation and media personnel are mourning the martyrdom of their dear ones, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported on Saturday.
Expressing its condolences over recent martyrdom of media personnel, the ministry of information and culture said there was not doubt that such heartbroken incidents could never change the will of media and government leadership in disclosing terrorists’ real face, the agency further said.
The ministry of information and culture condoled martyrdom of Hussain Nazari, a cameraman who had been working in Rah-e-Farda TV, to his family, the TV personnel and other media staff and prayed for immediate recovery of Taqi Sadid, a journalist of the TV who has sustained injuries in recent Kabul terrorist attack, BNA added.


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