Based on the received information from Isamic Republic of Iran, 10 reporters and journalists were collectively arrested by the Iranian government. Based on the reports, the officials who had the arrest orders with them rushed into the newspapers and news agency offices and detained the journalists and reporters.
The formation of Afghan National Federation of Journalists is a valuable step in support of freedom of expression
Afghan National Federation of journalists announced its presence. Nine journalists’ associations and defendant institutions are members of this federation. Nai, Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan has welcomed formation of this federation.
banner in which “the freedom of expression road is written was ” installed in front of the ministry of Information and Culture.
69 cases of violence against reporters have been recorded in Media Watch Annual Report. In 2012, 2 reporters are killed, 9 are injured, 3 are temporarily detained, 19 are beaten, 11 are insulted and 25 of them are threatened.
Lack of procedure for Media Code of Ethics in Afghanistan results in serious problems in Work of Media
Nai, Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan has asked all journalists and media outlets to assist the committee which is formed for preparing a procedure for Media Code of Ethics.
For the first time in Afghanistan Nai, Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan with the assistance of Internews Network has prepared the materials of this course and will conduct soon.
Neither Presidential office nor any other entities are able to perform any action in contrary with the Afghan constitution and media law
President Karzai criticized number of media outlets and their broadcasting and said; some Afghan media outlets harm and deter people’s perception and thoughts by airing disruptive talk shows and reports.
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan held the first annual award to recognize excellence in women’s rights reporting in Afghanistan at a ceremony on 27 September 2012. Three journalists reporting in the area of women’s rights were presented awards recognizing their work following a public call for entries.
The draft of mass media introduced by Ministry of Information and Culture recently, is not fulfilling the demand of journalism community in Afghanistan. Ministry of Information and Culture has provided journalists the draft of mass media law to be evaluated for the second time.
The approach through which Pakistani papers’ dissemination is banned in east of Afghanistan is illegal
The Afghan government, in an unprecedented take, banned the distribution of all Pakistani print media in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan.