16 December 2017

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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.


Saturday, November 18, 2017
Kab ul (BNA) Regretfully, I got informed that a well-known journalist, Farouq Faizi had passed away, acting minister of information and culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari said in a message the other day. Farouq Faizi was an elite and committed journalist whom had spent more than a decade of his age in media, the message further said. Honesty, perseverance and commitment to duty were his characters, the message added. There is no doubt that his place would be empty among the country’s journalists, but the people would never forget his brilliant works, the message continued. The acting minister of information and culture while expressing his deep condolences to the deceased family, relatives and the country’s media, asked paradise for him and great patience to his remaining. May his soul rest in peace!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Winners of the art and culture competitions were awarded in a ceremony held by the ministry of information and culture, BNA said Tuesday.
According to the agency, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, the minister of information and culture said that under the effort of the ministry and serious attention of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani the sum of cash prizes were increased in the field of art and culture.
He said undeniably, no society would develop without art and culture, the agency added.
According to him, the minister had no interference in the judgment and investigation of the competition and all decision making had been carried out by the jury delegation.
The art and culture competition was held on the occasion of 28 Assad the country’s independence day, said the statement.
In the cultural and art competition in archaeology section, Dr. Khalilullah got the first position, Ketab Khan the second and Faridullah Noori got the third position.
In poetry section, Shah Nawaz Baqir got the first position, Khalida Tahseen the second and Bakhtyar Talash got the third position.
In novel section, Nasir Ahmad Ahmadi got the first position, Nasima Yari the second and Wasima Badghisi got the third position.
In journalism section, Mary Mutmayen got the first position, Hasibullah the second and Sultan Mahmoud got the third position.
In fine arts section, Maryam got the first position, Masoud Omar the second and Mansour got the third position.
In literal researches section, Abdul Ghafoor Liwal got the first position, Fariba Farhat the second and Abdul Nafi got the third position.
In theater section, Jamil Khaliqi got the first position, Laila Atal the second and Abdul Karim got the third position.
In cinema section, Mujtaba Jabbar got the first position, Nabi Tanha the second and Nasima Jalal got the third position. The Kabul Times

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