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Thursday January 30, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi in an interview with VOA said yesterday that there was major reduction in violence against journalists in 2019, adding that government investigated and addressed most of the cases of violence against Afghan journalists, BNA reported. “The government has investigated 105 cases of violence against journalists in 2019 and addressed most of the cases,” the minister told VOA. NAI that supports free media in Afghanistan has also said 115 cases of violence against journalists were registered in 2019 that shows 42 percent reduction comparing to previous years. Hinting to problems of female journalists in the country, the acting minister of information and culture said there were 1600 female journalists working for different media in the country, adding 700 of which were professional journalists. The acting minister assured the ministry’s full support for freedom of press and expression in the country, adding the joint committee of media and government and the safety committee were also helping the affairs. The minister also said that the law of access to information had earlier been approved and the mass media procedures have also been prepared.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Road Naming Commission held a meeting to name some of the newly constructed roads said Tuesday that the road connecting Qala-e-Musa and the Airport Avenue would be named after Bibi Mahro, BNA reported.
According to the agency, chaired by the Acting Minister of Information and Culture Ms. Hasina Safi the commission, during the meeting discussed various agenda about naming the roads in the capital Kabul and said some of the roads need to be renamed in the capital city.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi asked for serious attention of the related organs including the ministry’s related provincial agencies for the protection and preservation of the historical monuments in Ghazni province, BNA reported Sunday.
Acting provincial director of information and Culture in a meeting with the acting minister, shared information about his led administration achievements including unearthing of 200 transferable and nontransferable historical artifacts during the recent year’s excavation in the province, according to the agency.
According to him, the Islamic museum of historical artifacts has also been reactivated after seven years in the province.
He asked for paying serious attention to the completion of the reconstruction projects on the Abu Raihan Al-Biruni and Sharif Khan tomb, increase in the number of security guards of 012 unit for further security of the historical monuments as well as allocation of enough budget for the Sanayee Weekly, which has more than 60 years of background, the agency quoted.
The acting minister assured him of the ministry’s efforts to repair and restore the entire historical monuments in the province and emphasized for serious attention of the historical heritages and her led ministry’s efforts for removal of all cultural problems in the province.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) A one-day women rights awareness workshop urged for wide women representation in the process on Sunday.
The workshop was held at National Gallery Hall of the Ministry of Information and Culture and attended by a number of cultural women and media journalists, mostly from Government entities, in which the role of women for restoration of their rights at the center and provinces of the country was discussed and called important.
Mahboba Sadat, Gender Officer of the ministry of Information and Culture spoke about the women rights and asked for the institutionalization of their rights in various fields of social, economic, cultural even in the military sphere.
“In order to have the women rights defended and their role outlined publicly, their role should be considered in the peace process, as women have had achievements in different fields in the last more than 18 years,” she said.
According to him, women’s role in peace process would help a lasting peace restore in the country, as they have their own rights to be defended during the talks with the government armed oppositions.
In the one-day workshop, which concluded yesterday, Masouda Waisi, a member of the World Women Movement for Peace, also spoke about the women rights and their role for a lasting peace and security in the country.

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