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Use word ‘martyred’ for slain soldiers: Kunduzi to media

Use word ‘martyred’ for slain soldiers: Kunduzi to media

Apr 19, 2016 - 21:17

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday urged media persons and outlets to publish stories about insecurities based on truth and counter false enemy propaganda in this regard.

Salim Khan Kunduzi was addressing a ceremony that marked graduation of 130 students from a training conducted by the National Union of Journalists in Nangarhar.

The gathering, organized in support of Afghan security forces, was attended by some local officials and various media representatives.

The governor said he was in favour of journalistic activities and vowed to help reporters access information.

“It is your duty to publish news based on facts and counter baseless propaganda of the enemy and work for unity of Afghans.”

The governor said the media should use word “martyred” for slain soldiers in line with the national spirit.

The graduates were imparted a five-month training in journalism field, according to the Journalists’ union head in Nangarhar, Shershah Hamdard.  

A graduate, Fahima, said “working facilities for womeninfo-icon journalists are yet to be provided in our province.” The government should launch a public awareness programme in this regard, she added.



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