23 September 2020

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Women Reporters Pinpointed Their Wants From Bonn Conference

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Kabul (BNA) The women reporters in a meeting in Kabul highlighted their wants from the participants of the second Bonn Conference, which include these:
1.  The government of Afghanistan should commit itself on execution of this conference’s decisions and report to the Afghan nation in this respect.
2. Democracy without freedom of speech has no meaning and we cannot allege that we have democratic order without rule of law and nobody is committed towards them. In order to ensure the sound activities of democracy a culture of forgiveness from punishment should be changed into support to the democracy consolidation in Afghanistan and rule of law.
3. All the citizens of Afghanistan and the world want precise news from us so there should be transparency in collection of information and legalized in the country.
4. Censor is a phenomenon that the women have to agree upon it for reasons of security. In order to resolve this issue no reporter should be pursued legally for reporting the realities. Protection of human dignity of the women reporters should be a priority of government work and security organs.
5. Shema Razaie, Zakia Zaki and Sanga were women reporters who were killed for the sin of being reporters.
6. The rights of deciding on cases from the so-called local Shuras should be taken and only the courts should have the right to decide on women issues.
7. The government of Afghanistan should defend the women reporters Economic conditions:
8. Full moral and material guarantee of rights of women reporters should be ensured.
9. We are asking for increase of women reporters and keen attention of the government in two plans of ANDs and NAPWA so that women should have at least 30% job opportunity.
10. Launching of capacity buildings for women reporters.

11. We are concerned over working future of women after 2014 and the government and the international community would have working policy that no women reporters be punished for reporting realities.
12. Attention be directed at improving the rights of women reporters.
13. Rule of law is our wish to be observed without any discrimination.

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