16 October 2018

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Sunday, October 07, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi in a meeting with head of Turkish TIKA Institution, said that safeguarding the Afghan national and Islamic culture was in fact a safeguard to the national identity, BNA said Saturday.
During the meeting, Ali Orgun Chenar, head of the institution provided details about the works of the institution in the fields of culture, education, health and capacity building in some provinces since its establishment in 2004 in Afghanistan, the agency quoted.
He also expressed readiness for restoration of the historical monuments and holding of joint cultural programs in Afghanistan, according to the agency.
The country’s minister of information and culture noted:  “Safeguarding Afghan national and Islamic culture was in fact a safeguard to the national identity.”
She said that Afghanistan has various cultures and preservation and promotion of these cultures were the responsibility of the entire people of Afghanistan, particularly of the young and future generations.  Minister Safi said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help strengthen such cooperation, would be signed soon between the two countries, the agency said.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi has reopened High Art Council after long break.
In a session held Wednesday on this occasion with participation of deputy minister of culture and art for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawary, a number of the ministry’s officials, advisor to Tajikistan embassy to Kabul and a number of art and cultural figures, acting minister of information and culture considered reopening of High Art Council as key and declared the ministry’ support from the council.
Safi asserted that the council should be financially and spiritually self-sufficient and should make effort towards providing learning and development facility to youths both boys and girls.
“Through art we can show the real image of Afghanistan to the world and the country’s art figures can reflect problems of society by art and deliver messages of peace and reconciliation to the people,” Safi added.
Meanwhile, media advisor and spokesperson to MoIC Mohammad Sabir Momand asserted that the respective council was created 10 years ago, but stopped its operation five years ago and now the council was reopened.
He added that the country with its seven committees from seven art has 41 members including leading body and members of the council.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Presided over by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, the commission on naming roads held session on Tuesday, Bakhtar News Agency reported.  According to the agency, the meeting discussed five points on naming roads have been sent by a number of organizations to the commission.
After the commission members presented their views and suggestions, necessary decisions were taken in the respect.
Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi also stressed that the commission should accelerate its work process.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The World Access to Information was marked and the law on access to information as the best law, was unveiled by Second Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh at the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC), a statement from the Vice-President Office said Monday.
Afghanistan law on access to information scored 139 to be ranked first worldwide.
The country’s second vice president, in the ceremony attended by a number of media activists, civil society and in charges and representatives from government and international institutions, spokespersons of the state administration, congratulated the world access to information day to the country’s entire media activists, and supporters of freedom of expression, journalists and particularly to the freedom-loving people and journalists society of Afghanistan, the statement said.
Danesh called managing the free cycle of information, the main responsibility of the government and added that without it, this was impossible to access freedom of expression.
“With all challenges and defections ahead, today, on behalf of the leadership of the national unity government, I assure the entire people of Afghanistan, particularly the media and civil society of Afghanistan to use all my power and possibilities in implementation of the law on access to information,” the vice-president added.
Pointing to access to information as the main part of the human rights of the individuals, Danesh said articles related to freedom of expression (articles 24, 34 and 50) were the constitution golden articles.
According to him, the government’s stance on freedom of expression, are praiseworthy.
Some of other participants spoke in the meeting discussing access to information as the main rights of the country’s citizens.

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