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Saturday January 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a gathering of journalists from all over the country told that their demands should be turned in to a list of commitment to be assessed in one of the country’s cabinet meeting.
According to BNA report, the President, after hearing details about the entities created from various groups of journalists in the journalists national meeting, by their representatives, Abdul Basir Haqju, Wazhma Tokhi, Farhad Juya and Simin Sadaf, welcomed the journalists coming from 34 provinces of the country said: “Your selection of the most dangerous journalism career is the indicator of your love to your country, law and the national interests.” According to the President, creation of an active economy was very effective to overcome poverty and joblessness and that the country stands on its feed via an actively created economy, in which the free journalists could attend for discussion. The President said that Afghanistan would reach a lasting peace and that the culture of peace could be significant in the elimination of 40 years’ crisis.
He called the role of journalists very important in strengthening of national unity and emphasized that role of each Afghans needed to be ensured in the nation-building process. He instructed the presidential spokesman, Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri to turn the demands of journalists into a scheduled commitment to be discussed in any of the cabinet meeting, as according to him, all administrations’ commitments needed to practice them. The President said the entire Amania (The era of King Aamnullah Khan) historical castles would be rehabilitated and work on the Kabul Balahesar (Kabul Fortress) would soon be started, adding that the 100th freedom anniversary of the country would be turned into a national discussion.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, High Media Council held a meeting to discuss finalization of the media policy and four other related issues, BNA reported Tuesday. 
The council members, at the meeting, exchanged their views and took the required decision, according to the agency, Minister Safi emphasized on the soon finalization of the media policy and asked the council members for taking active part in the council meeting, said the agency.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi in national meeting of freelance and social media journalists said that reporting should be revolved in pivot of accuracy. 
In the meeting held by special unit of presidential office with participation of freelance and social media journalists, head of Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Service Commission and the country’s ambassador for freedom of expression Nadir Nadiri delivered a speech and said freedom of expression was a value that has not been easily achieved.  He added that Afghanistan government should protect freedom of expression in the country, stressing that irresponsibly reporting was a wrong pavement for freedom of expression.  Delivering a short speech in the meeting, acting minister of information and culture asked journalists and reporters to further focus on accuracy in their reports as mostly false information in social media harm psychological security of Afghan society.  Meanwhile, deputy spokesperson to presidential office Shah Hussain Murtazavi spoke and said reviewing problems and challenges of journalists in provinces was the principal duty of Afghanistan government.  He considered access to information as basis of democracy, saying that accordance in reporting was significant enough.
Criticizing social media, deputy spokesperson to president said that most of information in social media was false.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Kabul (BNA)  Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi in a ceremony held yesterday on the occasion of marking the ‘Constitution Week’ said the country’s constitution was headline of the system and its observance was national duty of all Afghans.
In the ceremony held with participation of deputy ministers, advisors, officials and employees of information and culture, acting minister of information and culture by pointing to 16th, 34th, 47th and 22nd articles of the country’s constitution said ministry of information and culture has tasked a commission to work for strengthening and development of languages spoken in the country so that a comprehensive plan would be processed for development and strengthening of all languages spoken in the country.
Regarding to 34th article of the constitution, acting minister of information and culture said the constitution has guaranteed freedom of expression.
Touching also on 22nd article of the country’s constitution, acting minister of information and culture said based on the article, any kind of discrimination and distinction between citizens of Afghanistan were be forbidden and all citizens of Afghanistan, man and woman, have equal rights and duties before the law asking all to make effort towards observing and respecting all contents of the constitution in various fields relating to life affairs.
Meanwhile, deputy minister of art and culture for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawary spoke and said there were no problems in laws but in their implementation.

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