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Media complaint commission dissolved

Media complaint commission dissolved

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May 05, 2015 - 19:40

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Information and Cultural Affairs on Tuesday dissolved the media complaint commission to implement the Public Media Affairs law diligently.

“In compliance with article 42 of the Media Public Affairs law, MICA decided to dissolve the media complaint commission, which will be no longer eligible,” a statement released by the ministry said.

The ministry determined to establish Media Public Affairs Commission after consultation with media outlets, journalists and legal advisors, the statement added.

Earlier, a number of heads of media outlets had registered complaints that Media Public Affairs Commission had been formed five years ago, but it was not implemented to address media related complaints.

Zia Bomya, head of South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA), welcomed the decision, saying it was demand of media since five years. 

Also the Free Media Support Organization (NAI) praised MICA to dissolve the Complaint Commission. Abdul Mujib Khailwatgar, NAI head, told Pajhwok Afghan News it was a good news for all media in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

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