KABUL (PAN): The Civil Society and Human Rights Network on Saturday voiced its concern over recent remarks of President Hamid Karzai regarding some media outlets, and denounced the statement as a bad message.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Some representatives of civil society organisations in the northern Balkh province allege President Hamid Karzai wants to put pressure on media outlets, but others want journalists not to misuse the freedom of expression.
KABUL (PAN): The High Peace Council (HPC) on Sunday accused neighbouring countries of refusing to support the Afghan government’s reconciliation drive, saying that scholars from the Muslim world would meet soon on ways of making the campaign a success.
KABUL (PAN): Nai, an organistaion that has been providing advocacy and support to free media in Afghanistan since 2004, on Tuesday criticised a newly drafted mass media law, believing the proposal would create more problems for independent media outlets.
TIRINKOT (PAN): A mammoth poetry session, attended by dozens of poets, writers, poetry lovers and officials, was held Sunday night in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, the organizers said on Monday.
JALALABAD (PAN): Hundreds of people, protesting against a profane film released in the US, on Sunday blocked the busy Jalalabad-Torkham Highway at two locations for two hours in eastern Nangarhar province.