Recently ATRA department in Ministry of Communication Technology and Information during 2 official’s notes demanded the telecommunication companies in Afghanistan to shut down the social Network WhatsApp and Telegram in Afghanistan.
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan investigative report indicates that the rights and privillages of the correspondents, media staffs are being ignored by media owners within their institutions.
The General session of the lower house of the parliament after verbal stresses among the members of the house was disrupted, and following session was being live in some TV stations including the Wolesi jirga TV station.
Armed gunmen have attacked the private TV station Tanvir director manager vehicle at the vicinity of his house late Thursday 12 Oct, 2017 in Pul-e- Khumri city of Baghlan province.During attacked the private TV station manager Shir Mohammad Jahish was injured and his body guard was killed on the spot.
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan findings according to the characteristics like, violence against correspondents, censorships, short term detention, shutting down media outlets, limitation of access to information, escaping of correspondents to abroad, in two presidential periods after Taliban and in National Unity Government indicate that the freedom of speech status has gone worst during the…
September 28th has been recorded as the International day of Access Information in National and International calendars,though following “right” in Afghanistan’s constitution is recognized officially but still is not being given and correspondents declare not accessing ton Information as challenge against their career.
The Afghanistan cabinet members have recently re-approved the private mass media policy on establishment and operation after some amendment and necessary reviewing in the content of the policy, the following policy had been endorsed by the President late 1393.
National Interests Should not be ignored while Digitalizing TV stations against Private Company’s interests
The regulation for digitalizing TV station is going to be finalized and soon it will go under the supervision and will be sent to Afghanistan cabinet approval. The National interests specially the Afghan citizens who are the main viewers of the TV stations should not be ignored while digitizing TV station against the private company’s interests.
Dozens of Afghan correspondents who migrated to Turkey held demonstration against poor attention of the UNHCR and demanded the International Organizations to review their cases.
NAI Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan is currently implementing the following training programs in the provinces of Kabul, Herat, Nanghar, Balkh, Kandahar, Jowzjan, Samangan, Parwan and Kunduz: