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Afghan Whispers: Censorship & London Conference

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Afghanistan

Afghan Lord informs us that there are more and more private TV channels in Afghanistan but he warns about the danger of censorship [1]:

Beside of four private channels like Ariana tv, Tolo tv, Ayna tv, Afghan tv and including one government TV these two is launched outside of the capital. According to the ministry of information and culture more than 25 other private channels are registered to started the gradually the transmission. Last week Afghan TV was accused and punished to 50000 Afghanis equal to 1000 U.S dollar for broadcasting a un-islamic pictures which showed a half naked body of woman in TV. Now the entire channel started censorship.

Another blogger, Nikobad (“good and evil” in Persian) says it is time to say no to censorship. The blogger believes freedom does not create immorality but gives respect to people to take their own decisions [2]. (Link in Persian) He says the commission responsible for censorship operates under direct supervision of Ministry of Culture & Information.

Dialogue 3 says the London conference [3] decision will be useless for Afghan people. He says NGOs are misusing all the money which comes to the country [4] and people's lives have become worse in past two years. (Link in Persian)

Nikobad has a different opinion about conference. This blogger says 70 countries will come together to help Afghanistan's development in next 10 years. This conference shows that startegic decision to collaborate with US and Western countries pays off. He says independence in our age means negotiation with the world not being isolated [5]. (Link in Persian)