Today, 26th, July 2018 around 06:30 am early in the morning two camerapersons of Pazhwak News Agency and Kabul News TV’s were beaten up and violated by police and National Security Forces.
Afghanistan’s constitution is a red line that every entity should heed it. Freedom of expression and freedom of information are the fundamental rights of Afghan citizens and no any entity including government can violate it.
Akhtar Muhammad, AFP France Press News Agency’s driver was martyred on Sunday 22nd, July 2018 while leaving home for the purpose of his office. He was killed in a suicide attack that happened nearby Kabul International airport.
Since March 21st, 2018 58 violence cases against journalists are recorded at Nai’s Media Watch that include 13 cases of assassination. This number determines that journalists’ assassination have been increased by 33% in comparison with the same duration last year.
After beating up and humiliation of two journalists in Ghazni province by a NDS staff, they, the NDS said to Nai’s Media Watch that the concerned employee had apologized and this issue has been solved and the employee who behaved abusively is in custody and he will be administratively punished.
On the occasion of “National Cooperation against Drag” week, a photo exhibition was conducted by Nai Supporting Open Media Cooperation. The photos of the exhibition focused on the consequence of the drag in Afghanistan.
At opening ceremony of the exhibition interior deputy minister Khalilullah Bakhtyari explained their activities on drag counter processes. “Although statistics show of drag cultivation increase, but it is clear that the most beneficiaries of drags are not Afghans but the smugglers including terrorists.” He added.
A number of journalists in Herat province reported to Nai’s Media Watch that they faced abusive behavior of protesters during a protest rally.
Afghan government should clarify that what measures they have to tackle Taliban’s threats against media and media entities
Website related to Taliban group threatened media and media entities through a statement on 12th, June 2018.
Afghan government must provide tranquility to media community in the country in keeping of Afghan film archives Recently president Ghani has issued an order to transfer the Afghan film archive into presidential office
Sabir Mohmand, spokesperson of Information and Culture Ministry in interview with Nai’s Media Watch said: “Ministries are supposed to be shifted in to specific area in Dar_ul_Aman “south west of Kabul city” but there isn’t any safe and sufficient environment to transfer the archive, so that president had ordered to transfer Afghan film archive into…
None of entities has the right to prevent access to information through journalistic performances including photography and filming
On Monday 11th, June 2018, a number of local journalists in Qandahar province reported that they were invited for coverage of president Ghani’s speech seven hours before his arrival but when Mr. Ghani arrived his press group and special security forces didn’t allow journalists to cover his speech, to film and to take photo.