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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, and Deputy to the Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat heard the challenges and problems reports of the National Theater personnel and said ways would be sought to tackle them, BNA reported Tuesday.
According to the agency, the acting minister lauded the hard works of the country’s artists, particularly of the National Theater, saying, “They [the artists] despites facing numerous challenges, could shine well to play their valuable arts.” After hearing problems and demands in different fields, the agency quoted Dr. Sadat, the Acting Minister of Information and Culture, vowing to take serious measures to remove the country’s artists problems.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kabul (BNA) Art Lords of Afghanistan, a group of Afghan activists and artists, was among the winners of the inaugural Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani anti-corruption innovation awards.
On December 9th in Vienna, Austria at the Hofburg Palace, organizations, individuals and groups from Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa were recognized at the Anti-Corruption Excellence Awards. To coincide with International Anti-Corruption Day, the winners were presented their awards by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. Afghanistan Anti-Corruption Innovation ArtLords is a grassroots movement of artists in Kabul. They have raised awareness against corruption, promoted zero tolerance and integrity through street art in the form of mural paintings. The group has produced a series of paintings of eyes on the walls, which are mostly accompanied by the slogan “I See You” and are designed as a warning to corrupt officials. The ‘I See You’ campaign consisted of seventy 30- square meter painted murals all over Kabul, including the Presidential Palace. The campaign catchphrase signifies corruption is not hidden from God and peoples gaze. To encourage innovative approaches to expose and combat corruption, the Anti-Corruption Innovation Award is granted in recognition and appreciation of alternative anti-corruption efforts that have shown effectiveness in fighting corruption, with the help of modern and distinctive techniques. ROLACC created the Anti-Corruption Innovation Award, which is given in spirit of innovation, and the use of modern and unconventional methods of fighting corruption.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture has begun evaluation of the provincial directorates’ activities through video-tele-conference, BNA said.
According to the agency, the issue was stated by Dr. Kamal Sadat, acting minister of information and culture and deputy minister of youth affairs here yesterday during the first video-conference with Jowzjan director of information and culture. During the conference, Dr. Sadat was briefed on directorate’s problems and challenges, the agency added, saying the acting minister sent necessary instructions to improve the Directorate’s routine performance. Dr. Sadat went on saying that the video-conference would be held with provincial directorates of the ministry so that to evaluate their activities and bring necessary improvement on the aspect. Those who would have best performances would be praised, while those who have neglected in their works would be legally behaved based on the civil service law, the acting minister was quoted by the agency. According to another report, acting minister of information and culture held separate meetings with ministry’s cultural affairs directors, calling their efforts and hard works necessary to keep alive the pure culture of the country. Dr. Sadat assured the directors of Ministry’s necessary attentions toward solving their problems, asking them to do their best and improve their routine performances.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to the Youth Affairs, in a meeting with the Plan and Change Network (PCN) called youth the mighty force of the society and said they could play effective role in various fields, said BNA the other day.
Speaking on the youth role and providing Dr. Sadat with details about the PCN activities, the in charge of the network, Abdul Wakil Karimi said his organization’s effort was public awareness for participation of the mass in the democratic process, effort for institutionalization of tolerance and optimism and capacity building for the youth, through running training programs in different fields in the country, said the agency. The network’s in-charge asked the ministry of information and culture’s deputy on the youth affairs to extend more support to the network, according to the agency. Enumerating the programs of the deputy ministry for the youth affairs to provide facilities for the youth, the acting minister said his office would provide them with cooperation in different fields including higher education, health, technology, training and capacity building programs in different fields, according to the agency. The deputy youth minister also expressed strong support of his office to any entities could do something in the interest of the country’s youth and their capacity building and take share in the prosperity and development of the country, the agency said.

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