22 September 2019

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, chaired the final meeting of the commission for holding of seminar on ‘Overview of Afghan Women’s Cultural Situation in 100 years’ here yesterday, BNA reported.
The meeting commenced with reports of the commission members, saying all steps taken from holding of the seminar which will include theatre, music, tourism, literature, journalism, fine arts, social activities and craftswomen, the agency said.
The session also discussed delivering of research papers during the seminar and welcoming of the guests.
Hearing the reports of the commission members, acting minister of information and culture stressed on glorious holding of the seminar on ‘Overview of Afghan Women’s Cultural Situation in 100 years’, the agency added.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC in a message has expressed sadness over death of the country’s cinema successful artist Ghafar Qutbyar, passing away due to an illness he was suffering.
The deceased Ghafar Qutbyar devoted most years of his life to serve as a cinema artist role played in drama serials and various films and had lots of fans.
Leading body of the ministry considered his death as a loss, offered condolence and sympathy to the deceased family, colleagues and fans and wished the deceased paradise.

Monday September 9, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Angelina Jolie has backed Afghan film Hava, Maryam, Ayesha to win honours at the Venice International Film Festival.

The movie, which had its world premiere at the Italian film event on Friday, is being screened as part of the festival's Horizons strand - in which four prizes are awarded.

In a statement to Variety, Angelina hailed the film, which is made by female first-time director Sahraa Karimi, and chronicles the lives of three Afghan women from different social backgrounds living in the war-torn nation, as a "moving film" that had been made "against the odds".

Called it a "delicately made and moving film (that) chronicles the lives of young women in contemporary Afghanistan", Angelina added: "It shows the grace, beauty and spirit of Afghan women as they navigate marriage, love, friendship, family and motherhood."

Hava, Maryam, Ayesha was made with an entirely local Afghan cast and crew - an achievement the Maleficent star praised as a remarkable achievement in a country in which women are still struggling for basic rights.

"Every film made in Afghanistan is a triumph against the odds," she said. "At a time when the future of Afghanistan is hanging in the balance, it reminds us of all that is at stake for millions of Afghan women, who deserve the freedom, independence and safety to make their own choices - in their own homes, and throughout society as a whole."

Meanwhile, Sahraa thanked film festival chiefs for providing her with a platform to "bring attention to the issues my country is facing - in particular, the need to guarantee fundamental women's rights in Afghanistan."






Sunday September 8, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has expressed concern over destiny of six journalists kidnapped in Paktia.
According to reports, Taliban have kidnapped the journalists who went to Zurmat City,  a district in Paktia for preparing report on Thursday.
Leadership of the Ministry of Information and Culture believes that journalists and media workers in consideration to the country’s laws are working impartially to prepare and report incidents in the country.
The Ministry of Information and Culture considered abducting the journalists as unacceptable and asked their release.


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