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    30pc of media outlets facing closure: Nai

    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.



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    Journalists won’t bow to pressures: Majidi

    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.



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    Ads asking govt to sign BSA being probed

    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.



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    'Watandar Radio airing unethical programmes’

    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.



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    Eid Milad-un-Nabi observed in Kabul, provinces

    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.



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    Women’s role in elections underlined

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Women could play an effective role in the April presidential and provincial council elections, said an official of the Afghan Muslim Sisters’ Association on Thursday.



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    Violence against journalists continues: NAI

    KABUL (PAN): Three journalists were killed, seven wounded and six others detained this year by the government, armed opposition and other circles in Afghanistan, a media advocacy group said on Monday.



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    In Ghazni, last gasps of copper industry

    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.



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    AJNU hails Karzai’s pardon for journalists

    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.



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    In Andar, bride price fixed at 300,000 afs

    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).