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Media violation commission resumes work after long delay

KABUL: The Media Violation Commission (MVC) has held the first meeting on Wednesday, after one year of delay, with the Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa on the chair.
The meeting was attended by Mawlavi Mohajer Farahi, Deputy Publication Affairs minister, Mawlavi Abdulhaq Hammad, director of Publication and a number of media representatives and relevant government officials.
All media cases should be followed up through the Media Complaints and Violations Commission and the media can share their complaints and problems with this commission, the meeting resolved.
It was also discussed in the meeting that the members of this commission consisted of representatives from media institutions and the relevant government officials, can be changed.
Meanwhile, members of the commission presented their ideas, suggestions and requests and considered holding the first meeting of this commission after a year’s delay as a good and valuable step.
Then, acting Minister of Information and Culture briefed about the efforts of the leadership of this ministry for reactivation of the Media Complaints and Violations Commission.
He expressed the ministry’s support for the activities of the Media Complaints and Violations Commission and stressed that this commission should work under the Islamic values, national interests of the country and for the benefit of the people and society.
Media figures and relevant government bodies will hold weekly meetings and observe media-related problems and then find suitable solutions, said to be the platform of the commission.
Lately, a number of media support institutions that participated in the press conference called on the Islamic Emirate to respect the principles that sustain a free media, they called for the reopening of the commission.
There are 405 audio-visual media outlets in Afghanistan. Since 2003, 405 media outlets have been registered and received their licenses.
Based on the survey of the Ministry of Information and Culture, the number of media outlets currently active is 198 across Afghanistan.
The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.