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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has condoled in a message the assassination of Mina Mangal, journalist and advisor to cultural commission of parliament.
“The enemies of people once again by carrying out inhuman and un-Islamic crime in the Holy Month of Ramadan have killed a young girl in Kabul,” the message said.
Leading body of the ministry of information and culture extended condolence of the assassination of Mina Mangal to her family, colleagues and media workers of the country and wished the deceased paradise.
The assassination of Mina Mangal, previously working as an anchor and producer of programs for some local TV channels, by unidentified individuals has raised deep concern of media personnel.
The ministry of information and culture has asked the country’s defense and security organs for investigation and identification of perpetrators of the incident.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Second Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, the joint meeting of the government and media was held, BNA reported the other day.
Various issues, including violence against journalists, the Attorney General Office report about addressing the related cases received by this office, the report of the independent local organs about the provincial committees meeting as well as issue about the distribution health cards to the journalists have been discussed at the meeting, said the agency.
The vice-president expressed satisfaction over the efforts of the security and justice organs to follow the cases of violence against journalists and called the made efforts effective, according to the agency.  Danesh asked the organs concerned to do their legal responsibility on support to the freedom of expression, journalists and access to information.
At the meeting, representatives of journalists federation and media also expressed their dissatisfaction over the way of distribution of medals for the journalists during a meeting held by the Presidential Office, and reported about the distribution of health cards and how the journalists support fund was operational as well as the need for creation of a special court to follow violence against journalists, the agency added.
The meeting, after fully assessing the issues and hearing the related reports and complaints further emphasized for more coordination of the security and justice organs to follow the cases related to violence against journalists as well as further coordination between the journalists federation, reporters and media.
About the implementation of the law of work in media, the meeting tasked the ministry of information and culture and the ministry of labor and social affairs to adopt the needed measures in this field.
The issue of establishment special court for perusing the cases of violence against journalists, and distribution of health card for the journalists, the committee meeting directed the journalists’ federation to present the issue in writing to the next meeting for more discussion.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has strongly condemned in a statement the destruction of Shams Ul-Arifin , one of the oldest shrine in Ghazni, and asked security personnel and influenced figures of the province to cooperate the ministry in protection of Islamic and holy sites, historic walls and sites, minarets, palaces and all other historic heritages of the country as they are all historic identification of the people.
In the statement, the ministry of information and culture considers such acts as attack on sacred places, historic values and investment.  According to the statement, enemies of the country’s historic values and religious and sacred places blew up Shams-Ul-Arifin, one of the oldest and historic shrines located in Kunj area of Ghazni.  It is the second that the time enemies of the country’s historic heritages have targeted historic places in Ghazni province.  It is worth mentioning that mausoleum of Shams ul-Arifin, who was one of Ulamas of the Ghaznavian era, was built during the respective era.  A large number of people and tourists from each corner of the country visited the shrine which is registered in list of historic heritages of the ministry of information and culture.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of information and Culture (MoIC) has congratulated in a message 3rd May or the World Press Freedom Day to Afghanistan great media family and all journalists and media activists of the world who have spent their valuable time in media and reporting.  “May 3rd is marked in Afghanistan at a time when our country witnesses increasing unprecedented and diverse media and widely experiences civil freedoms and open media activities.  May 3rd is celebrated worldwide to honor works of media organizations and journalists and media activists.  In 2019, the day is commemorated with the theme “Media for Democracy:  Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation.  In Afghanistan, the day is marked every year although 27th of Hoot has been recently announced as ‘National Journalist Day’ to honor and remember sacrifices and bravery of the country’s journalists and renew of the covenant for the support and guarantee of freedom of expression in the country.  As celebration of World Press Freedom Day paves the way for convergence of journalists around the world, we hope celebration of the day provides an opportunity to the country’s media organizations to debate on challenges and problems of media work in the country,” the message said.

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