In accordance with complaints of social media users, media reports and UNAMA Facebook page, 10s of social media users’ comments have been deleted beneath UNAMA’s post recently
Kabul, Afghanistan The government should make it clear either the attack on Mr. Muhammad Hassan Haqyar is related to his media performances or not On Wednesday evening, 29th Aqrab 2019, the Judge, Muhammad Hassan Haqyar, Political Expert and Media Activist was attacked and severely wounded up by unidentified armed men in Darulaman Road Kabul.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Official Letter opposes freedom of speech An Official Letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is circulated on social media, indicating that the ministry seeks to restrict freedom of speech which is contrary to the country’s current laws.
The esteemed members of Parliament should not consider satire as humiliate to them and don’t threaten media with this pretext In an emergency session of Parliament aimed to discuss suicide attack which took place in a mosque in Nangarhar province, the MPS parliamentarians raised issues that were considered as threat against media.
Advanced Training for Senior Female Journalists and Editors Dates: January 2020 Applications deadline: 31 October 2019 Venue: Kabul, Afghanistan Trainer: An International trainer will facilitate this program in Kabul Learning objectives: The training will be practically focused on creating compelling and balanced public interest stories. The training will include specific modules that address…
The safety and security of journalists should be marked as top priorities Election is made public by the help of media and electoral information reaches the individual citizen’s home through media. Therefore, safety and security of journalists on Election Day should be as top priorities of security forces.
The act of detaining perpetrators of the last year suicide attack over journalists in Shash Darak area of Kabul is good news and all perpetrators of violence against journalists should be detained.
In a car bomb attack Afghan media have been harmed. In the incident dated 5th, September 2019 in Kabul along with financial damages five of our media colleagues have been wounded up, too.
Media’s situation gets fragile and critical day by day. We witnessed media correspondent’s assassination, closure of a local radio and resignation of two journalists due to Taliban’s threats during the last week.
On 11th June 2019, a letter was issued by Finance Ministry under the number CSO-4400; its context is against the Afghanistan’s Constitutional and Access to Information Law.
On Friday, 5th July 2019 a number of journalists, who went to cover police’s raid on Afghan-Turkish School, they were misbehaved and insulted by Kabul police.
Seven staff of Shamshaad TV station based in Kabul was injured in a complex attack in Kabul. On Monday, 1st July 2019, around 8:50 am a huge explosion took in district 16th nearby Mahmood Khan Bridge in the center of Kabul city. Interior Ministry stated that a vehicle bomber was first blown up and then…
The government should report on what has been done in the last six days regarding the security and safety of media and journalists
Afghan media community’s concerns have grown up than ever after Taliban’s warnings based on targeting media and journalists. Recently, a list of media outlets has been shared throughout social networks as if the Taliban have intended to attack them.
Afghan government should officially renew their commitment regarding media’s security and safety support of journalists
Taliban’s warning based on targeting media and journalists has been a matter of concern for Afghan media community. At such critical situation, Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan asks Afghan National Unity Government to once again proclaim its official commitment to the impartial support of media and journalists.
Mina Mangal’s family members by referring to Nai office has claimed that they have been threatened by anonymous individuals on the daily basis right after their daughter’s death.
The government should arrest perpetrator/s of the National Radio and Television (RTA) Technician in Zabul province and introduce them to judicial law
Sakhi Balooch, the National Radio and Television technician in Qalat city center of Zabul had been kidnapped on Sunday 9th June and his death body was found by people in Khaala area in three kilometers south of Qalat city. Mr. Balooch worked as a technician of Zabul National Radio and TV for the two years.
Irfan Bazgar, Salam Watandar Journalist in Takhar, through an interview has said to Nai that on Sunday morning 9th June 2019, Hashmat Muslim, Takhar Police Chief has invited him and Shafiq Poya, Khurshid TV Journalist at his office and told them among a number of police officers: “Thence the victims of police forces should be…
The Afghan Minister of Communications and Information Technology acknowledged through in an interview with BBC Persian that the National Unity Government is determined to take steps to restrict Internet.
The government should determine whether Mina Mangal’s assassination has been related to her media performances or not
Ms. Mina Mangal, former media staff and advisor for dead the Cultural Affairs Commission of Afghan parliaments’ lower house was shot by unidentified armed men in district 8th of Kabul on Saturday early morning. According to the interior ministry spokesperson, Ms. Mangal was shot dead by armed motorcyclists while she was leaving home for work.
The Afghan Ministry of Defense issued a directive on 7th April 2019, it was written by the Army Chief and it indicated that all officials at the ministry are prohibited to interview and contact with media.
On 30th April 2018, the Afghan Journalistic Community had witnessed the bloodiest day.
The social media footage reveals that two members of the Peace Deliberative ” Loya Jirga” have been pulled out forcefully by the security forces from the Jirga Hall. It is indicated that those two men were supposed to raise their voice and express their objection during the president speech that the security forces have prevented…
Abdullah Khanjani, 1TV Editor-in-Chief has been insulted and beaten up by PPS (President Protective Service) on Monday 22nd April 2019, it was around 10:30 AM while he was supposed to attend an official session at government’s Media Center.
Recently a message from Mr. Shah Hussain Murtazawi, Deputy Spokesman of Presidential Office is circulated throughout the social media that clearly accused and insulted Mr. Nasir Fayyaz, Ariana News Journalist and Political Program Presenter.
Reporters without Borders have issued the Global Rating of Media Freedom in Afghanistan in 2019. The report says about Afghanistan, “Another worrying insecurities in Afghanistan is about (3, 121), despite the efforts of the National Unity Government, 16 journalists and media personnel were assassinated as result of different attacks on media.”
Baz Gul Radio was one of the local radios which had been a high-profile radio station. It was active in Badakhshan Province since 2013, eventually ended its broadcasts due to financial problems yesterday in symbolic session. Abdul Basir Haqjo, Amo Media Group Manager that owns BazGul Radio also, says to Nai Media Watch through an…
Another attack on a media outlet determines that it requires government to take some serious measures to protect media offices than before
Dunya-e-Naw Radio and Television in Farah province was attacked by a hand bomb on Monday. Mr. Ibrahim Muhammadi, Dunya-e-Naw Radio and Television Editor in Chief said to Nai Media Watch, “on Monday, 1st April 2019, it was around 03:00 PM that unidentified persons attacked the media by throwing a hand bomb; fortunately, it didn’t harm…
The martyrdom of Mr. Sultan Mahmoud Khairkhah in Khost province once again has shown that journalists in Afghanistan are in the worst state of security and safety and the government did not make any verifiable efforts in this regard yet.
Mr. Khairkhah has been attacked by the armed men in Khost province on Friday, 15th, March 2019 around 11:30 AM and he was injured from his head.
The National Unity Government should present the implementation plan of “Government Information Plan”
The National Unity Government has introduced the Government Information Plan for 1398 Solar Year and Strategic Communications Guidelines.
The book, recently published in New York, describes the life and history of 18 war photographers around the world.
The investigation on two journalists of HamSada Radio’s assassination should be started at the earliest opportunity
Regretfully, we have come to know about the martyrdom of two journalists of Hamsada Radio in Takhar.
Mr. Syed Mehdi Behzad, Ava News Journalist, said to Nai Media Watch that he visited Bamyan Governor’s office on 30th January 2019 and asked to have an interview regarding the difficulties and shortcomings of the provincial government. The Bamyan Governor has told him to visit on 1st February at 10:00 o’clock to interview, either him…
It is claimed that a number of media are threatened by government armed oppositions. One of the media officials said to Nai Media Watch that their media has been threatened by Taliban in the last two weeks.
Peace is not only Afghan’s desire but also is an important requirement of them. It is about couple of years that Afghan people have been witnessing lots of sacrifices to reach this need.
Nai has received an official letter which had been addressed to Attorney General from the Independent Election Commission. IEC has asked the Attorney General Office to proceed with their complaint on article volume 3039, titled “Pay 500,000 $, you are the winner of parliamentary election within full guarantee” dated on Saturday, 26th, January 2019 publicized…
A number of journalists have sealed shut their mouths due to some restrictions imposed by Interior Ministry. The journalists in Jawzjan said that “Imposition of restriction on accessibility to information has caused a serious problem for journalists.”
Clips and pictures which have been publicized through media during President Ghani’s speech, a man raised his voice among the people gathered there, president made a gesture at the moment it isn’t known what does actually he mean.
November 21st coincides with the International TV Day, which is celebrated in most of countries. In Afghanistan in general all media in specific televisions sustain plenty of problems.
Based on reports that Nai found telecommunication networks are disrupted since 24 hours in Badghais province due to armed groups’ threats and only a network works in some areas in Qala-e-Naw city center of the province.
On the threshold of International day of “Ending the culture of impunity from prosecution of crimes against journalists” …
Nai’s findings from monitoring of media and journalists’ performances during election days indicate that reporters suffered serious problems in accessing to information during election coverage.
IEC, Independent Election Commission announced that tonight at 11:59 minutes and 59 seconds, 17th October 2018 blackout period will be started. Thus, media are requested to follow up the rule of this stage, the commission also has requested media not to exaggerate security incidents during the election time and focus on election process through encouraging…
Muhammad Asif Hakimi one of the local camerapersons in Rustaq district of Takhar province was martyred as a result of the bomb blast during an election campaign on 13th October 2018. He was busy in filming and photography in the last 15 years and was present in every political and cultural programs, his martyrdom is…
A couple of months ago Center for Law and Democracy through a review and ratting of law has announced Afghanistan’s Access to Information Law in 1st rank and said that this is the best law in the segment of access to information.
The Regulation of Media Offenses Review Committee of Independent Election Commission should be revised as soon as possible.
The Independent Election Commission has approved the regulation in 11 articles and publicized it. First of all Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan appreciates the approval of this regulation.
Nai asks international human rights organizations in specific the United Nations Human Rights Council to prevent and intercept competing for the publication and dissemination of disrespectful images of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).
Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan believes that conduction or arrangement of such competition for publication and dissemination of disrespectful images of Holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is an explicit violation of freedom of thoughts in expression and freedom of religion.
Based on the reports of the resources which are reliable but due to security challenges we avoid to reveal their names, Nai has come to know that Ghaznawian Radio and TV’s offices and Rana radio’s office in Ghazni province have been set on fire by Taliban terroristic group and all the assets of these media…
Election as major and fundamental process in the direction of democracy, is illegible and acceptable if national laws accept it as a procedure for specific process in a country context.
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.
Local government of Helmand must investigate about the attack on RTA’s security staff in this province
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.
Afghan government, especially Ministry of Telecommunication should not keep the opportunity open for Taliban’s Radio to have broadcast
Reports indicate that Taliban’s Radio have broadcast under the name of “Voice of Shariah” in Ghazni, Zabul and Qandahar provinces.
Nai Supporting the Open Media in Media in Afghanistan, welcomes the dissemination of news boycott in Badakhashan but asks practical steps to be taken by the government to comply with its obligations
Badakhshan’s Journalists and media community stopped boycotting news of government. After apologize of Badakhshan’s governor, General Ahmad Faisal Bekzad; it was decided by journalists’ community of Badakhshan to remove the ban.
Recently, journalists of Badakhshan and Daikondi provinces in protest boycotted government news.
Journalists and media workers are worried about their lives and their families with the intensification of war in Farah city and in frequent contacts with Media Watch of Nai Office; they demand protection of their lives and their families.
On Monday, first of May, a deadly terrorist attack in Kabul was conducted against journalists in the country. In this terrorist event, along with other citizens of the country, nine journalists and photographers were martyred and six others were wounded. In addition, another journalist in Khost Province was martyred by the gunmen.
NAI Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan is currently implementing the following training programs in the provinces of Kabul, Herat, Nangarhar, Balkh, Kandahar, Baghlan and Kapisa.
Abdul Manan Arghand, a local correspondent for Kabul News TV in Kandahar was martyred this morning (25th of April 2018) by unidentified gunmen in the province.
Nai, Welcomes the transformation of the status of freedom of expression and the ascent of Afghanistan postion in the report of reporters without border organization
In the latest report from the International organization of reporters without Border, released on April 25, which Afghanistan has climbed 118th from 120th place.
Unidentified individuals two days ago at midnight enter the local office of national union of journalists and Khurshid television in the Herat city, and after the destruction of the office equipment, they took some of the workable equipment and the cameras with them.
Unidentified individuals two days ago at midnight enter the local office of national union of journalists and Khurshid television in the Herat city, and after the destruction of the office equipment, they took some of the workable equipment and the cameras with them.
For the first time in the national unity government, a senior government official was introduced to the prosecutor’s office for breaching the law of access to information
The oversight commission on access to Information on the basis of the official complaint filed by the Nai office for insolent behavior and hiding information from “our Afghanistan” news agency journalist, has introduced minister and head of ministry of communications and Information technology to the prosecutor’s office.
In a recent survey conducted by the Nai office at the media in 34 provinces of Afghanistan over working of women, has found out that women’s presence in the media has increased, contrary to pre-announced beliefs.
The national unity government has dissuaded only 50 elite journalists from independent journalism profession in four provinces
The Nai office findings shows which over the past three years, the national unity government by using of a new approach, has recruited about 50 government criticizer journalists and use them as spokespersons, employees or advisers.
No civilian and military official has the right to abuse from their duty authorities, to threaten citizens and especially journalists
Erfan Barzgar, a local correspondent at local Salam Watandar radio in Takhar province, was threatened by the commander of the counter terrorism directorate of the Takhar Provincial Police Command.
Massoud Hussaini, a well-known photojournalist of the country who won the Pulitzer Prize, was attacked last night (28 March 2018) at around 7:00 P.M in Kabul city, but fortunately he was not hurt.
The raid on “Hub” media group building by unidentified gunmen has been caused worriment for journalists
A group of unidentified gunmen attacked the building of the Hub media group television and radio Shehba early on Tuesday, March 19, 2018, which wounded two security guards of the media station.
A number of journalists and news directors in Afghanistan’s media have been complaining about the increased problems caused by the lack of access to information and saying that the access to information has recently been badly damaged.
The Nai office is concerned about the delay in digital regulation and the digitalization process of the electronic media
The digitalization process of the electronic media has been the subject of many years of media coverage of the country. This process has gone through the ups and downs, but so far no final decision has been taken in this regard by the government.
A recent video on social media shows that a media employee in Afghanistan is in a state of trance. In the video, it is obviously showing the inhumanity behavior with the media staff.
Mr. Afghan should be released as soon as possible and the case should be investigated through the concerned commission.
Abdul Ali Afghan, a Photographer (Photojournalist) in Kandahar province, was imprisoned on charge of writing contemptuous subjects to the address of prosecutors of Kandahar Province on his Facebook wall.
Access to information is one of the fundamental rights of citizens, which the Afghan constitution has recognized this right for citizens of the country.
The accusation against a media staff shouldn’t be turned into an instrument of pressure by the government on the freedom of expression
On 7th of February 2018, security officials in Kandahar province announced they thwarted explosives that has been allegedly mounted in a reporter microphone in Kandahar province. It was said that these explosives was designed to assassinate General Abdul Raziq, the Kandahar provincial police commander, which was discovered and defused before the attack took…
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Ahmad Saeedi, a former diplomat and one of the country’s media analysts, based on his own confirmation, on 27 January 2018, from 7 P.M to 12 P.M, in the same night has spent his night at the national security Directorate.
Cases of violence against media and journalists that existed in war crime and crimes against humanity filed in international criminal court
190 violence cases of Afghani journalists and media that included killings, injuries, abductions, threatened and terror and had happened since 2003 by Taliban, Haqqani network and ISIS filled in ICC by Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan.
Two Journalists of Ningarhar provincial radio and Television (RTA) while returning from Ghani Khil district of said province to the capital city of Jalalabad were injured on Sunday 21st January. Their driver was shot to death.
Insecurity raise and ignorance of government toward media outlets security made media supporting entities concerns on freedom of expression in Ghazni. Authorities in this province ask journalists claiming they have events to be covered by media. Instead journalists are taken to the first line of war to do combat reporting.
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan has achieved a letter that has been recently disseminated by the Ministry of Finance to its custom departments not to do interviews with the media across the country,
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan has recorded June as the clam month for the media and correspondents amid in May 2017 9 correspondents were martyred and 16 others were injured and was recorded as the bloodiest month, meanwhile in December 2017 7 correspondents were martyred and 18 others have been injured.The number of the…
The Afghan Voice News agency has been attacked twice by suicide bombers early this morning, in the attack several our citizens were martyred and injured where some of the correspondents and media staffs are seen among the injuries.
A local radio called “ Sarhad” was caught fire and it destroyed the whole technical equipments of the radio stations which includes the Transmitter computers and the studios late evening on 23 Dec, 2017.
Nai supportin open media in Afghanistan has focued on 3 important below issues related to correspondents in a session:
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan has launchd a survey in 4 zones which includes Kandahar, Herat, Balkh and Nangarhar that indicates that 56 percent of the correspondents facing voilence do not want to their cases to be reviewed by the government amid 44 percent of the correspondents are willing to see their cases to be…
No institution can arrest-investigate correspondents on media violation but through the media complain commission
The National security directorate in Helmand have detained the local correspondent of Radio Azadi Mohammad Elyas Dayee for more than 20 hours in custody.
Several were killed and injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive in Kabul city Thursday 16 Nov, 2017 Kabul-Afghanistan.
Local correspondent Farooq Faizi who worked for Voice of America VoA has been suffering from Cancer died at 12 Pm midnight on 23 of Aqrab 1396 in Herat province.
The Hezb-i- Islami Party Gulbuddin Hekmatyar during his speeches to his followers on Friday in Kabul once again has insulted media according to his remarks some of the media in the county are serving other countries and said some those media had distorted for his words “ saying war in Afghanistan is tribal war”…
2 terrorists have stormed in Shamshad TV station early Tuesday noon, according to Police official’s statements one guard at the post was martyred and one other was injured in the terrorist attack.
Armed gunmen have attacked the 1TV entertainment program manager Muhktar Lashkary late Monday evening in Shar-e-Naw area of Kabul city and got injured in the face amid Doctors have declared his health situation well.
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.
Government should nominate “Afghanistan Information Resources Center” (AIRC) as Nancy Hatch Dupree name
Miss. Nancy was an American researcher, history writer and had lived along with Afghans since 60 years and had launched enormous research about the culture and civilization of Afghanistan, but she passed away due to some illness this morning at the age of 90 on 10th of Sep 2017 in Kabul city Afghanistan. Miss. Nancy was born…
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during a visit with some media responsible and supporting freedom of media institutions in Presidential palace exempted 108 million Afghani of tax penalties of media.Further president Ghani stated that those media that did not pay taxes to government, their taxes are payable up to 7 years with separate installments in the…
According to the Article 50 of Afghanistan’s constitution accessing information is the right of all Afghan citizens which the following right is guaranteed.
A number of local correspondents receiving threat letters from Taliban in Baghlan left the province;
30 people were killed, more than 50 others were injured when a car bomb exploded in the west side city of Kabul (Saray-e- Ghazni road) early Monday morning.
Commission Reviews the media violence should seriously review the recent report of the Wolesi Jirga reporter
Naveed Sultani the Wolesi Jirga TV station reporter has provided a report that has undermined the Afghanistan’s constitution, media law and regulation.
Part of the National Cyber Security Strategy of Afghanistan (NCSA) and Afghan Panel Code interdict the freedom of speech and freedom of the citizens.
Nai the supporting open media in Afghanistan received document which indicates that in the second volume of the Afghanistan Panel code which was approved by the President recently focused on the National Cyber criminal activities.
Nai supporting open media expresses its deepest anxiety regarding the increasing violations against journalists. Last night, Abdul Qadeer Ghafoori, a local correspondent of Radio Azadi in Ghor province was beaten by security officers and kept in custody for three hours.
On Wed 17/05/2017 a group of suicide attackers that their numbers are reported three persons, have invaded against Nangarhar TV and fought within four hours. According to the sources the ISIS has claimed its responsibility.
Assadullah Kohzad, a famous correspondent of international media who was working as an activist of civil society in Baghlan province,
Last night a crew of Ariana news was beaten in Mazar while filming the celebration and fire games.
The pluralized mass media, a big achievement in the level of our region in south glimmered in recent decade, is going to be lost gradually due to different challenges such as insecurity, none- access to information and high taxes to be paid for the government.
The Afghan government has asked all journalists including private mass media to use from now on, the sacred word of “martyred” for those security forces who are killed in battlefields against Taliban and terrorist groups.
In terrorist attacks carried out through suicide actions on 15 Jan 2017, it resulted in killing tens and injuring more than hundreds of innocent civilians.
A local journalist of Khawar TV, named Faisal Noori has claimed that he was beaten by security guards and secretary of province governor.
The federal government of Pakistan recently has banned the Afghan TV media broadcasting through cable in Baluchistan state.
Mohammad Nasir Modasser, head of local and private radio named Paigham was shot dead by armed men on 15/12/2016.
The disdainful and menacing asserts of Talkhar province university teacher against journalists and freedom of speech still are continuing.
Recently a teacher in Takhar University named Abdul Maroof Tafakory, has posted in his social page his personal view against freedom of speech, media and journalists that these kinds of expressions from the address of academic center stimulated anger and concern of people.
In a conference held in “Amritsar” of India Ashraf Ghani refused the donation of 500 million USD proposed by Pakistan to Afghanistan.
Provincial police of Zabul inform us about arresting a suspected man who is supposed to be involved in killing of RTA journalist, Yaqub Sharafat.
The figures show that in current year, unprecedented incidents of misbehaviors and violations increased within four provinces.
After occupying Kunduz province by Taliban in recent days, many journalists took refuge in some safe places and some others still remained stuck in their homes under the threats of Taliban besieged from all sides.
The Afghanistan government has asked the UN to introduce a special envoy for better safety of Afghan journalists and freedom of speech.
Nai supporting open media welcome warmly the process of peace building in Afghanistan.
Nai`s findings after a broad assessment and feedback received from journalists show that many correspondents and reporters, presently abstain from publishing critical issues.
After advocacy made by Nai and other journalists supporting entities regarding violation committed by police and security officers against journalists in Bamian, the president office has issued a proclamation which is not convincing and acceptable due to the following reasons:
About 30 correspondents and civil society’s activists are reportedly arrested in Bamian province.
Numbers of correspondents are beaten by police of Bamian and security forces while wanted to record the story of demonstration against government at the day while Ashraf Ghani entered to Bamian.
A correspondent of Kelid Radio, Massoud Ansar is beaten and threatened by body guards of Ashraf Ghani, while he wanted to participate in ministers council to cover the meeting of Afghan cabinet members.
Nai, Supporting Open Media, strongly condemns the violations made by security officers against two media and civil society activists and call their actions as a plain invasion against law.
Arresting three terrorists who confessed planning to kill one of the TV owners,Mr Fahim Hashemi by mines, ringing an alarm bell to all other media and those who invest in the area of initiating and developing media. Because this time the terrorists squarely have targeted an initiator who has established a TV channel called “’Yak”…
Any assistance to Afghanistan government should be in condition of the government support to freedom of expression and free access to information
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO summit to support Afghanistan government is due to be conducted on Jul 8-9 in Warsaw – Poland. In this summit NATO will commit to Afghan government of its support by 2020.
The provincial office of ministry of information and culture has sent a letter to all private TV and radio channels, asking them not to make any interview with any one else about present situation in Herat but they are only allowed to do so with specific figures who are preplanned by the authorities of Herat provincial…
In a series of terrorist attacks took place yesterday, which caused killing number of civilians, many photo journalists and correspondents were pushed back and three of them beaten by police and security officers in district 7.
The reports say the Turkish government has arrested three media activists that this action clearly places in contradiction with international rules and conventions.
On Wednesday the local radio based in Jalalabad was targeted by bomb, that fortunately neither casualty nor financial damages left in the place.
“Zabiullah Tamana” and his colleague David Gilkey lost their lives across the way in Marjah, Helmand province, controversially by a road mine explosion while some other sources claim their killing in an ambush by deliberate attack of Taliban. Zabiullah Tamana was working with international news agencies and presently with “Chinghuwai”. David was an award-winning American working…
The first document as to ethical codes of journalism is generally approved by 500 journalists and media activists gathered in a conference yesterday, named ethical codes endorsement. Prior to that, the document was put among experts for reviewing that after long discussion in different commissions, a high number of journalists as representatives of their provinces came…
An old newspaper named “ Islaah” is going to be ceased due to unknown reasons by ministry of information and culture. This newspaper which is aged almost a century, has a very long and famous background traced back to the beginning of publication era in Afghanistan.
According to the latest report, during the protest march held yesterday, which was supposed to be completely none-violent due to promises given by the activists of “light seekers” a new movement, unfortunately nine journalists severely are violated and beaten, thus their camera are crushed by participants of the march. The names of injured journalists are as…
A declaration through Facebook of presidential palace of Afghanistan published yesterday condemning some posts and activities of users, which they called them deliberate sabotage of public minds.
The establishment and activities of mass media regulation which was issued officially five months ago, is not implemented practically by media private sectors, particularly by executive directors and the owners of private TV and radio channels.
Deputy Governors of Helmand and Ghazni provinces were removed from their positions for being critical to central government policies and writing their thoughts on social media.
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan has significantly condemned the threats of Taliban over the two Tv stations in Kabul city,once again they have declared that they are against humanity,and civilizations.
Two radio stations came under the grenade attacks in Nangarhar Province which left significant financial damages for the two local radio stations.
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan has significantly condemned killing of one local Journalist named Zabiullah Pashtunyar in working for Kaihan radio station in Kunduz Province.
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan has remarked the day called rights of understanding for all Afghan citizens during a press conference in its main headquarter in Kabul city.
CEO Abdullah Abdullah who was giving speeches in Development programs summit 2015 has called Afghanistan achievements significant,saying still challenges ahead of our Nation.
Based on the President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s decree on paying 10 % of taxation wiling top upping cell phones since 23 09 2015 is granted. The following taxation is automatically cut from the customer’s credits and being transferred to Government treasury.
Nai supporting open media in Afghanisan has found that 23 media workers have left Afghanistan for European countries which is shocking news for the media and Afghan society.
The recent findings of Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan correspondents and media in Afghanistan fully regard self-censorships while doing their activities.
Kabul city to host the sixth session of RECCA incoming Saturday where most of representatives to attend the following session,in the following session Afghanistan and International community will discuss the Tokyo commitments made for Afghanistan, and review its development and challenges remaining, and there will be other economy subjects which will be debated in between…
Armed men has stabbed a local correspondent in Mazar-e- Sharif city of Balkh Province with a knife on Wednesday he has been injured on his hands and belly according to Governmental newspaper Bidar.
Illegal summoning and investigation on correspondents and writers ordered by the National security council without having documents in hands has created fears among the correspondents and media workers.
Mohammad Amin Babak is one of the correspondents and presenter of political programs in one of the private Tv station called Khurshid in Kabul who has been beaten by the armed body guards of second deputy of the lower house of the parliament Nazir Ahmadzai,where pictures indicated his bloody face.
Balkh communication department has stopped the two private TV stations activities called Asia and Mehraban in Mazar city.
Recently the spokesman for Herat Regional Hospital Mohmmad Rafiq Shirzai wasn’t allowed by the current Governor to share information with media and correspondents in Herat Province.
Two blasts in front of the two media stations in Parwan and Nangarhar has provoked media society concerns in less than one week
Head of the local private Tv station Shir Mohammad Jahesh has been threatened to death by a lawmaker from Baghlan province in the lower house of the parliament ,therefore he has escaped Baghlan province.
After the confirmation of the law accessing information correspondents believed that they will not face any other problems while gathering information,as the time runs out the National Unity Government is adding more to the challenges of correspondents by not paying attention.
Governmental officials and entities should not exert pressures against media, correspondents.
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan welcomes the decision of the current Minister of Information and culture Abdul Bari Jahani for cancelation of media reviewing violence committee which was used to be supported by the previous Minister of Information and culture Rahin.
National Unity Government (NUG) is 7 months old by now, and the reformation of the Election system has been one of the priorities,only the Government could release a decree over establishing of the special Electoral reformation committee some months ago.
Afghanistan Photo Journalist Najibullah Musafir who is one of the professional photo journalist in Afghanistan has been jailed since 22.02,2015 in Kabul at Pul-i-Charikhi prison.
Raiding any Institutions specially on Open media is counted crime according to Afghanistan Constitution
A group of local gangs have stormed in to a private Tv station called NAB in Herat Province early Monday evening trying to destroying the belongings of the Tv station.
Nai Supporting Open Society in Afghanistan has demanded that if the perpetrators of the violence cases against correspondents don’t be executed, freedom of speech will be jeopardized.
Officials in Nai main office have accused Afghan security officials for breaking laws hundred times.
A number of media managers have come together and demanded insistently the president to avoid approving the Mass Media Law at Nai main office on Wednesday.
According the 43th article of Mass media law the authority for reviewing cases of media violence has been given to the mass media committee in case of any complains to any Official departments including attorney office the cases will be reviewed by the Mass media committee not Afghanistan court sections.
Lower house of the parliament have adjusted the Mass media law by two third present members at the house that Minister of the culture and information will be the head of the following committee on Wednesday.
Mohammad Aqil Waqar one of the former journalist for Radia Ispinghar and also correspondent on legal and social affairs has been shot dead by unknown gunmen on Friday Evening in Nangarhar province. he had attended one of his friends wedding party at Batikot district when the gunmen entered the house and started directly shooting at…
Zubair Hatami who has been working for a private Tv station as cameraman has been assigned to film a theater which was launched at Istiqlal High school hall, he went to film the scenes where actors to perform a scene of suicide attack where a number of cultural ,artists media and correspondents had attended the…
Turkish police forces have arrested the 32 journalists working for Zaman Newspaper and Samanyolu TV Station on Sunday.
Polling stations will be open for the voters to cast their votes for their favorite Presidential candidates today on 14,June,2014 across the country. Afghan security forces ensuring security for this historical day, Afghan Nation trying to attend this process as groups and willing to vote for their the future President in the second round of the…
Visual media in Afghanistan have published a reports about raping case with victim whom have interviewed on Sunday, the case was occurred on one of the Northern provinces of Afghanistan in Kunduz Province where a Mullah raped a teenage girl,which this action is against the decree of 45 in Mass media law in the country.
Unknown armed men killed Palwasha Tokhi one of the ex- correspondents of the Radio Bayan at her house in Mazar city.
During a terrorist attack occurred in front of the Superme Court early this morning in the capital city of Kabul one correspondent who was passing by was injured with other Kabul citizens he was taken to hospital.
During the terrorist attacks which was carried out on Thursday in Ghazni Province despite of the local residents injuries a number of the local correspondents were injured and some of the other journalists were beaten by the National security directorate staffs.
Shamshad Tv station was caught fire on the 25,August 2014 at 9:00 Am which completely destroyed the technical equipment of the station such as receiver and other necessary equipment.
New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg for writing a topic over Afghanistan Election process was called barred by the Justice and Judicial departments of Afghanistan, he will not leave the country until his case is closed.
Local Tv stations Khurshid and Rah-e-Fardah camera men were beaten by the Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai campaigners while filming the auditing process of the second round of the presidential Election in Independent Election Commission IEC compound, their film cassettes were also seized.
Heavy storm hit the local radio station called Suli Paigham which severely damaged the equipment and the building of the radio station in Khost Province. Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan has demanded some financial assistant over reconstruction of the building and purchasing of some of the technical equipment.
Social media week was held in Nai head quarter while the enemies of the freedom of speech willing to limit the access to social media in Afghanistan. Nai main office had celebrated the social media week three years ago and had demanded the social cultural and training section of UNESCO to register this week in…
Mysterious murder of a radio journalist working for Radio Lahza in Mazar its once again an alert for the media and media workers in the country are. Unknown gun men have shot dead the local radio Journalist named Khalid Agah Yaqubi on Saturday in his house.
The recent panic and terrorist attacks launched by Taliban in Kandahar took the life of local residents and including the local correspondents.
Media committee in Independent Election Commission IEC has fined the 22 media houses such as Tv, Radio stations and Printed media for their un-balance and supportive programs and activities during the second round of the presidential Election in the country.
Internews invites Afghan organizations to submit applications for Television subgrants for the Afghan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP). Subgrants issued under the Television RFA will fund interesting and innovative proposals designed to promote civic engagement through production and broadcast of television programs in Afghanistan.
Despite of concerns and spiritual war the people of Afghanistan especially Women have shown their huge presence voting for the favorite candidates saying no threats deter us from voting and stabilizing our country as an example more 2000 voters were presence before the opening of the Polling stations in the Herat Province.
The following provinces have significantly suffered from such challenges like Kabul Herat balkh Daikondi Sar-i-Pul Ghazni Wardak, Kunduz. Despite of lack of ballot papers in Kabul the capital city and people have lined up long waiting for the ballot papers to be sent by the IEC officials and keep the process going.
Contrary of the imagines in some Provinces, the majority of the people with much interests went to ballot boxes to vote.
The open media support office in Afghanistan (NAI) has entitled the introducing of social media users to the court against the media law without preliminary investigation by the mass media committee in Herat Province.
Compliance with United Nations resolutions regarding the safety of journalists should be placed on the agenda of the Government
NAI Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan entitles the United Nations resolutions a positive step for ensuring safety of the Journalists within the country.
The Monitoring responsibilities from the Media only go to high media council and Mass media committee
The National Directorate Security department during a press release on 18,12,2013 has demanded all the visual media to provide information about their work permission, sources of supports, date of inauguration up to now and even the information about the employee recognition.
Emerging problems within Afghan media society is due to lack of establishment of mass media commission by the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC)
Nia office, which supports open media in Afghanistan, asks all media outlets, journalists and experts who appear on media to observe the principles of citizen rights, rules and media ethics. Media outlets should not allow any disarray in public opinion, as well as it does not have to allow the judicial entities to gallop on…
Around two hundred journalists and media activists launched a peaceful gathering coordinated by Nai, Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan. They gathered in front of Afghanistan’s National Assembly and asked the representatives in the parliament to recall the government to send the access to information law for approval to the parliament.
A number of journalists get together and asked the access to information law approval and signature. These journalists whose number reached to hundred were of different media outlets gathered at Nai office. They scrutinized the problems they face due to the lack of access to information law.
Kapisa’s primary court order issued against the accused persons for the murder of Muhsin Hashimi is not fair
Muhsin Hashimi, a reporter of Saday Nejrab radio station was murdered a while ago. Few members of his family accused for his murder and were arrested.
Local Official in Baghlan province shall respond about the arrest of the Director of Tanweer TV station!
Sher Mohammad Jahish, the director of Tanweer TV station in central Baghlan province has been in police custody of this province for the past two days.
A reporter of (one – 1) TV station has been fired from his job for he had liked an article on Facebook.
After posting apparently a critical comment on Facebook social page about a book whose author said to be Abdul Basir Salangi, governor of Parwan province, Nasratullah Iqbal, has been beaten intensely by Mr. Salangi.
About reporting on sexual and gender based violence; the words and terms which provokes further violence, must not be used
To reduce sexual and gender based violence once again, Nai Supporting open media in Afghanistan asks all local and international media outlets to avoid using of those words and terms which provoke further violence against women in the country.
When a cameraman of “1” TV station was producing a report about sidewalk retailers (hand sellers, people who sell things on the sidewalks of the streets/roads) in Jadeh-e-Maiwand area of Kabul city, a traffic police have beaten him. This incidened took place, yesterday, July 8, 2013.
Nai Supporting Open in Afghanistan boycotts the election of two journalists in Media High Council which was organized by the Ministry of Information and Culture
According to mass media law, High Council of Media has to be structured composing of 13 members from government and non-government institutions, as a policy making institution in media field and for promoting freedom of expression. Therefore, while organizing election, competency has to be seriously taken into account.
Talbian’s political office officially opened in Qatar yesterday with the aim to facilitate peace talks. Mohammad Naim Taliban’s spokesperson has frankly told in their first press conference that they do not officially recognize Afghan constitution; because this constitution has been drafted by west and forcedly enforced on Afghan people.
NIA supporting media in Afghanistan condemns the murder of a media staff in Kapisa province with strong words
Dead body of Mohammad Muhsin Hashimi, who worked for Saday-e- Nejraab radio stations in Kapisa province has been found near his home village of Kharij Dara in Nejraab district.
Dismissal of Takhar’s chief of polic, based on complaints from journalists, is a right and commendable act
Kher Mohammad Timor, Takher’s former chief of police who was misbehaving the journalists during the past seven months has been dismissed.
KABUL – AFGHANISTAN – Over 100 Afghan media professionals, a third of whom were women, engaged in open dialogue with officials from the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) in an early effort to ensure free and fair elections in Afghanistan.
In an effort to combat sexual and gender based violence, Nai, Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, urges Afghan and international media organizations working in Afghanistan to stop using the terms “honor killings” and “harmful traditional practices” in their stories and reports.
At least 7 reporters and cameramen who wanted to provide new coverage and report from a terrorist attack took place this morning were beaten, abused and their reporting tools were confiscated by security forces in Jalal Aabad city.
Partaw Nadiri, the famous Afghan poet and writer, who’s case, was sent to attorney general’s office a while ago, it has been refunded to Media Violation Investigation Commission in Ministry of Information and Culture.
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.
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan is pleased to announce a call for entries for the first annual award to recognize excellence on women’s rights reporting. Nai invites local journalists, including freelance journalists, to submit their work for this award provided they meet the submission criteria.
Nai is concerned about the Interference of the Neighboring Countries on Freedom of Expression and Media
Neighboring countries, specifically Pakistan and Iran is trying to use the freedom of expression in Afghanistan for their own benefits through intending to establish media support entities, “Unions”.
Any restrictions on media access to the National Assembly, unless violets Parliament interior regulations is an illegal effort.
The president of Afghanistan gave a historical speech and discussed the issues such as improvement of government, fighting against corruption, strengthening the rule of law and economic sustainability, solving the current problems, and other necessary amendments in an extraordinary session of the National Assembly which was held on 21th of June, 2012. Gradually a decree…
Recommendations to amend media law was officially submitted to the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC)
Recommendation for media law amendment that was prepared through a national conference recently was officially submitted to the MoIC in a press conference on July 15, 2012.
Journalists’ Legacy Fund aims to raise funds to provide assistance to the families of slain media workers in the country. As an initiative of Nai, a steering committee was appointed to make decisions regarding the administration of the fund. The steering committee consists of five persons, and must include at least two women. It is…
Nai- Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, demand the local authorities of Paktika province track down and bring to justice the murderers of Sadim Khan Bahador Zoy.
On February 6, 2012, Perwiz Safi, Press TV cameraman, was attacked with acid by three anonymous persons in Dehsabs district of Kabul city while he was on his way to the office. The acid was thrown on his face which has injured the right side of his face and damaged his right eye.