Kabul-Afghanistan (PMG):

Reporter: Morteza Haidary

The second vice president at the commemoration ceremony, of 18 March National Journalists day announced that the only achievements of the ruling governments of Afghanistan over the past 18 years was the mass media and the spread of freedom of expression. “Free speech is the best way to fight corruption and make reforms in government departments, and transparency is in the front,” Mohammad Sarwar Danish, deputy vice president of the presidential palace, said.

The United Nations Special Envoy for Afghanistan recognizes and praise the efforts of journalists and emphasizes that the UN is fully committed to supporting journalists in the country. “The United Nations is ready to continue to work with the Afghan government, to ensure that gains that have hardly been achieved in the past seventeen years by Afghan journalists,” said Tadamechi Yamamato.

Meanwhile, Gilles Liver, the British Embassy’s Charge daffier in Kabul, said: “Britain, as a partner of the Afghan government, supports a safe and secure environment for journalists. The protection of human rights and the law of access to information is a great achievement for the Afghan government. ”

The government has named Hoot a national journalist day, which is said that 2018, was the bloodiest year for journalists, and more than 15 journalists have died this year. In addition, statistics show that in the first three months of 2019, at least three journalists in Afghanistan were killed and one was injured during duty.

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