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Saturday May 6, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Office in a statement has congratulated International Press Freedom Day to all media of the country, asserting expression freedom would never be dealt with nothing.
“Third of May is the International Press Freedom Day. After the Taliban regime and formation of democratic system in the country, the role of media has been considerable and valuable in exercising of democracy, speech freedom, making nation-governance, counter corruption, creating transparency accountability and enlightening of the public minds”, the statement said.
The statement asserted that democratic and free media were the biggest and most significant achievements of the people of Afghanistan in the past 16 years and protection of these achievements supporting and strengthening of them were key tasks and responsibilities of the national unity government.
“During the past 16 years, journalists and correspondents have been standing beside the legal system and security forces of the country despite of security threats and lots of obstacles and challenges. In the mentioned period, Afghanistan media has suffered heavy losses and sacrifices towards expansion of speech freedom and giving information to the people”, the statement asserted, adding that the national unity government has taken key steps towards supporting independent and free media and press in the country.
 

Saturday May 6, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has conferred prestigious government medal on 36 culturists, writers and poets in appreciation of their efforts and contribution to promotion of culture and literary during the conclusion ceremony of the seminar on Prof. Dr. Sayed Bahauddin Majroh here on Wednesday evening, a presidential statement said. At the outset, Prof. Hamidullah Farouqi, rector of Kabul University, briefed the president about the seminar and a series of academic gatherings, adding the program this time highlighted scientific and literary work of the deceased Prof.
Dr. Sayed Bahauddin Majroh. Talking on behalf of men of cultures, Dr. Noor-ul-Habib Nisar and another Kabul University lecturer, Dr. Mohammad Daud Rawesh, appreciated the president’s attention to the country’s culturists and scholars. President Ghani thanked all those who participated in organizing the Prof. Dr. Sayed Bahauddin Majroh Seminar, calling Majroh a strong academic character and said the scholar left behind a long-term message for his people so discussions on him should not remain limited to a seminar. President Ghani said Majrho’s thoughts should be developed and placed in the education curriculum. “The thoughts of Majroh have many dimensions, he analyzed intellectual, social and political crisis very well. Majroh was able to serve as a prime minister, but he preferred to teach in university,” he said. The president added a faculty in Kunar University and some squares in Nangarhar and Kunar provinces should be named after Majroh. The state, society and people could not live without a culture the development of which needed comprehensive efforts, he said. The president assured a cultural council would be created in near future.
 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A number of Kunar youth representative asked the ministry of information and culture to build late Mir Zaman Khan statue, but due to insufficient budget, the sketch and draft would be provided, said a statement from the ministry on Tuesday.
In a meeting with the youth coordinative council representatives acting minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari said this was the responsibility of his ministry to name the streets and roads after the country’s personalities, but had no enough budget to build the monument, according to the statement.
The acting minister asked the organization to help build a monument like what built in Ahmad Shah Baba Mina, to beautify the Mir Zaman Khan square, according to the statement.
 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a ceremony held to mark World Press Freedom Day, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat appreciated a number of journalists, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
During the ceremony, Dr. Sadat congratulated World Press Freedom Day to all people of Afghanistan particularly to media family and briefed the participants about the media role in mirroring events and realities, according to BNA.
He added that freedom of speech and media have considerably improved over the recent one decade and in order they get further improved, all media outlets should be supported, the agency added.
Deputy MoIC also asked media outlets not to use word ‘Kill’ to martyred security forces, because, they lose their lives to defend their people and homeland and should be called ‘Martyr’, BNA quoted Dr. Sadat as saying. Likewise, general head of Afghanistan journalists’ council, Hafizullah Barakzai while congratulating World Press Freedom Day to media professionals pointed at current problems faced by journalists and media outlets in the country. He stressed that the government should pay further heed to media. At the end, a number of successful journalists were granted with appreciation letters.
 

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