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High Media Council elections annulled

High Media Council elections annulled

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Jul 03, 2013 - 17:06
KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Information and Culture on Wednesday annulled elections to the Media High Council media due to the participation of fewer journalists in the voting process, an official said.
The election of two journalists Farzana Habibi, the head of Journalism Institute at the Academy of Sciences, and Amanullah Jehanyar, a Ministry of Information and Culture official to the council was held earlier in the week.
But the Journalists’ Federation of Afghanistaninfo-icon said the elections were illegal and hence unacceptable to it, alleging the process had been conducted in favour of two government employees.
Subsequently, the ministry invalidated the elections due to the participation of a small number of journalists. “We are ready to conduct fresh elections to remove that misunderstanding,” the information minister said.
Syed Makhdoom Rahin told a press conference in Kabul: “I invite all journalists to prepare for participating in next month’s elections for the two positions of the High Media Council.”
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