MAZAR-E-SHARIF (Pajhwok): An official of Nai, an organisation that supports free media in Afghanistan, on Monday warned that 30 percent of news outlets were about to be closed because of financial constraints.
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Despite facing a wave of threats and pressures from militants, armed groups and government functionaries, journalists would continue to discharge their duty with a sense of commitment, their representative said on Monday.
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Saturday said it had appointed a delegation to investigate advertisements being run on broadcast media, asking the government to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US.
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some residents and officials on Wednesday accused a local radio “Watandar” of broadcasting “unethical programmes” which they said had harmful impacts on the youth in eastern Nangarhar province.
KABUL (Pajhwok): The holy Quran verses’ recitation events and gatherings held on Monday in the capital Kabul and provinces to observe Eid Milad-un-Nabi, festival of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)'s birthday, with religious reverence.
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Many people of southern Ghazni province once worked as coppersmiths, setting up dozens of shops in the provincial capital. But now this craftsmanship is on the verge of disappearance.
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Journalists’ Union (AJNU) on Wednesday welcomed President Hamid Karzai’s pardon for local journalists and requested him to issue formal decree to prosecutors and courts.
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Religious scholars from the Taliban-infested Andar district of southern Ghazni province have decided against underage marriage, fixing the bride price -- known as vulvar in local parlance -- at 300,000 afghanis ($5,500).