Commission on media
violations to begin meeting

KABUL (TOLOnews): The spokesman for the Islamic Emirate said the mass media law will be reviewed by the Ministry of Information and Culture and sent to the leader of the Islamic Emirate for confirmation, and the acting minister said the Media Violations Commission will begin meeting in the next week.

“We will make some changes in the culture and religious sections and send it to the Islamic Emirate leader to confirm, and in the near future it will be available to the media,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate. The acting minister of Information and culture said in a press conference that the Commission on Media Violations will start its activities within the next week.

In addition, the acting minister said that during the past year no reporter has been killed in the country, but there have been incidents that need to be addressed.
“In the next week we will hold a conference, so the commission will start working and address problems of the media–reporters, problems of the heads of these media outlets, and their financials problems,” said Khairullah Khairkhah, acting Minister of Information and Culture.

Officials of the ministry added that during the last year they identified 150 books that are against the principles of Islam.

“Still now, we reviewed 80 books and there were 150 books that are against the principle of Islam, and there are some other books that are against unity,” said Hayatullah Muhajir Farahi, deputy of publications in the Ministry of Information and Culture.

According to officials of the ministry, during the past year more than 800,000 domestic and foreign tourists have traveled to various areas in the country.