The Afghanistan Journalists Council (AJC) together with Afghanistan National Assembly have been honored to celebrated the World Press Freedom Day

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The Afghanistan Journalists Council (AJC) together with Afghanistan National Assembly have been honored to celebrated the World Press Freedom Day

The Afghanistan Journalists Council (AJC) together with Afghanistan National Assembly have been honored to celebrated the World Press Freedom Day within Government Media and Information Center in Kabul, on Sunday 6th of May, 2018 Hafizulla Barekzai, Head of the Afghanistan Journalists council (AJC) expressed his fierce concerns over current media situation in Afghanistan; he has concluded; fragile status of safety of journalists, lack of access to information on time. In order to bring positive changes in aforementioned arena the AJC has suggested the following couple of points to be tackle the ongoing challenges both to the National Unity Government and the United Nations (UN) agency in the country: 1. The Afghanistan Journalists council relies on the specific principles which should be followed by the Ministry of Information and Culture as equally without discrimination and double standards. 2. In order to bring positive changes in media landscape the Afghanistan Journalists council demands to be hired professional experts and experienced journalists into the Ministry of Information and Culture. 3. AJC has requested that to implement president order regarding access to information to journalists. 4. AJC is also, has requested that the government advertisements should be equally and transparently distributed either in capital Kabul and provinces, to be contributed the journalists financial existing across the country. 5. In the light of Article, 5 of National Constitution, the UNG is responsible to provide safe environment for its civilians and journalists, considering to safety issue of public thus, the government is undertake to pay compensation amount to 11 slain journalists in latest violence in Kabul, Kandahar and Khost provinces. 6. According to United Nation Security Council Resolution Article no. 173; deliberate attacks which recently carried out in Kabul, Kandahar and Khost and targeted the journalists though, it should be concluded as war crimes.