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‘Govt did nothing to address journalists’ concerns

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Mar 19, 2018 - 14:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Journalists and media activists complain the government has taken no practical steps to address challenges the journalist community face.
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Govt tightens grip on access to information: NAI

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Mar 12, 2018 - 19:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): Free media advocacy group, NAI, on Monday accused the government of tightening its grip on access to information, saying media people faced hardships in collecting details.
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1,696 women currently employed in different media outlets: CPAWJ

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Mar 10, 2018 - 18:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The findings of an organization show around 1,700 women currently working in different media outlets in Afghanistan. Farida Nikzad, head of Protection of Afghan Women Journalist (CPAWJ), expressed shared the information during a...
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ANIM wants people to respect music, artistes

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Mar 07, 2018 - 18:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) has earned several international awards recently and has drawn a number of deprived girls and boys to learn music. Inaugurated in 2010, the institute has been providing instructions...
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KSA makes all efforts to facilitate pilgrims for Hajj, Umrah

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Feb 26, 2018 - 17:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kingdom Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Afghanistan maintained cordial relationship and the leaders of two countries have been interested to enhance the strategic relation in all fields, according to diplomatic sources in the kingdom.
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Dubbing people with bad names have negative impact: Experts

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Feb 13, 2018 - 18:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some psychologists have said the use of disgraceful names for others was a practice against the teaching of Islamic and had left negative impact over individual and social relationship. Psychological illness, decline in inter-...
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King Amanullah Palace in Ghazni in a rundown state

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Feb 10, 2018 - 19:02
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Built by the hero of Afghanistan’s freedom King Ghazi Amanullah Khan, the historic place in his name in the Muqur district of southern Ghazni province has been in a dilapidated condition. About 96 years ago, former king (Shah...
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‘21 new mosques constructed, over 20 rehabilitated in Nangarhar’

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Feb 09, 2018 - 12:15
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-one mosques have been constructed and 22 others rehabilitated during the ongoing solar year with the technical support of Hajj and Religious Affairs Department and Urban Affairs Department’s in eastern Nangarhar province, an official has said.
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Dialogue only way forward to end war: Cleric body

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Jan 30, 2018 - 19:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Ulema Council (AUC) on Tuesday stressed the need for reviving the peace talks with insurgents to end the ongoing conflict, calling recent attacks as haram in which dozens of innocent people lost lives. Over 150...
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In a first, fund set up for Nangarhar-based journalists

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Jan 23, 2018 - 11:32
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): In a first, a fund reserved fund has been set up for journalists in eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s office said on Tuesday. The initiative of establishing the fund was taken during a meeting attended by media...
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Daesh kill 18 journalists, Taliban 2 in deadliest 2017

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Jan 11, 2018 - 18:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Twenty journalists were killed in Afghanistan last year that saw violence against the community increasing compared to previous years, a survey released on Thursday said.
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14 journalists killed in Afghanistan in 2017: NAI

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Dec 29, 2017 - 00:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen journalists were killed and 23 others wounded in separate incidents of violence in Afghanistan in 2017, a media advocacy group, NAI, said on Thursday.
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Scholars urge Taliban to shun violence, protect welfare gains

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Dec 26, 2017 - 23:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of religious scholars coming together in Kabul from various parts of the country on Tuesday asked the Taliban to protect national infrastructure and public welfare projects by renouncing violence and joining the reconciliation process.
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Neglected local music in Ghor vanishing: Artists

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Dec 26, 2017 - 09:28
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Homegrown music that once enthralled audiences during festivals and other happy events in western Ghor province has been on the decline, local singers say. Artists and cultural activists criticize the government for having...
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On 1st anniversary, JCMG announces addressing 71 cases

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Dec 24, 2017 - 20:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Speakers at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the creation of the Joint Committee of Media and Government (JCMG) on Sunday said a number of media outlets were forced to embrace self-censorship.
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Journalists angry over misconduct by First Lady bodyguards

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Dec 16, 2017 - 18:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Journalists stopped covering the second hackathon in the capital Kabul following the bad behavior of the country’s first lady bodyguards. The Ministry of Higher Education on Saturday organized a hackathon that displayed information...
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Ruined Ghazni heritage sites to be rehabilitated: Bawari

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Dec 11, 2017 - 17:59
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Information and Culture Minister Rassoul Bawari on Monday inaugurated three projects worth 60 million afghanis in southern Ghazni province. The minister said the projects included construction of buildings for the provincial...
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25 couples enter wedlock at Balkh mass marriage

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Dec 10, 2017 - 20:14
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Twenty-five couples on Sunday tied the knot at a mass marriage event in the capital of northern Balkh province. The bridegrooms included a soldier.
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635 unregistered religious seminaries in Balkh

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Dec 08, 2017 - 15:37
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): As many as 635 unregistered religious seminaries have been operating in northern Balkh province, officials said on Friday.
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Most journalists refuse to report violence against them

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Dec 07, 2017 - 21:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Among every 10 Afghan journalists, five have been refusing investigation into incidents of violence happened to them, a media advocacy group, NAI, said Thursday.
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