Print media outlets flourishing in Khost
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Readers and print media officials say the publications have flourished in southeastern Khost province as a result of the improvement in reading culture.
Over the past one decade, dozens of printing media outlets started operating in the province, but most of them later ceased publications due economic and technical problems.
But writer and journalist Mohammad Zaman Nazari told Pajhwok Afghan New the print media had once again started reviving. He said earlier such outlets would receive aid from donor and charity organisations, but now they relied on circulation and sale.
“The market of journals and other printing press is progressing on a daily basis because their quality has improved and the number of readers increased.”
Taron weekly editor-in-chief Spin Rawan Noorzai said the quality of incumbent print media outlets seemed to have improved as compared to the past ones. In order to promote the reading culture, he said, they emphasised on materials highlighting people’s fundamental problems.
He said the circulation and sale of papers increased day by day because the number of readers had increased in Khost City and people had developed reading habit and they keenly studied subjects of their choice. Noorzai urged Information and Culture Department officials to keep visiting print media outlets and insist on quality.
Khost Information and Culture Director Mohammad Amin Shah Ulfat told Pajhwok Afghan News the development and progress of print media symbolised the improvement of reading culture.
He said they were trying to monitor print media outlets and hold meetings with officials of these organisations about their publications.
“The number of literate youth has increased in Khost and we have encouraged educated lot to work in print media and produce quality materials for readers,” he said.
Experts say professionalism, enough experience and publication of quality materials guarantee the success of a print media outlet.
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