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Journalists opposed to MoI, NSC decision

Journalists opposed to MoI, NSC decision

Mar 05, 2015 - 21:06

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Southern zone journalists on Thursday opposed a government decision banning police spokesmen and other security officials from sharing information with media representatives.

The National Security Council and the Ministry of Interior Affairs had directed police spokesmen not to share security related issues with journalists.

The MoI said only its spokesmen could share such information with journalists.

Journalists on Thursday held a gathering in southern Kandahar province, calling on President Ashraf Ghani to review and cancel the decision, which they called as unpractical and against the Constitution.

Journalist Samia Ghairatmal said the recent decision, if enforced, would not only harm the enacted laws, but would keep the masses in dark and away from information regarding the country’s security situation.

“Article 50 of the Constitution gives every Afghan citizen access to information and the decision of the NSC and the MoI is against the Constitution and is not acceptable.”

Ending their gathering, the journalists warned of launching protests and boycotting government’s functions if the decision was not cancelled.


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