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Ghazni newspapers hit stalls again after 2 years

May 25, 201

GHAZNI: Some newspapers have resumed publishing after a hiatus lasting two years mainly due to economic constrains in southern Ghazni province.

About two years ago, newspapers in Ghazni were shut down one after another due to economic crisis and only a state-run weekly continued its publication, but the newspapers have resumed their publications once again.

Barya magazine official Naqibullah Khaksar told Pajhwok Afghan News that a number of newspapers had stopped publishing over the past few years due to souring economy.

“But we publish the Barya Magazine with our own money and all members of the Barya Society pay the expenses incurred,” he said.

Khaksar said the magazine had readers in many districts and each district was covered by their correspondents, who managed different resources for the publication.

Ghag Website and Ghag Magazine official Jamil Waqar said many newspapers that ceased publications two years ago had resumed functioning.

He said the Ghag Magazine was being published with money earned through publication of advertisements of businessmen and contributions from friends.

He said their website and magazine published news, columns, opinions and other related stuff not only about Ghazni but several other provinces.

The governor’s spokesman, Shafique Nang, said the provincial administration had no specific fund for media outlets. “Sometimes the media organisations are assisted in form of resources,” he said.

Abdul Ali Fikori, the government daily’s official, said he was happy that the once closed papers had resumed publication, but said these papers should publish news that helped strengthen relations between the government and the masses.

He said the print media in Ghazni should concentrate on issues about which people knew nothing.

A teacher at Pashtu literature faculty of Ghazni University, Inayat Rahman, said the print media contributed a lot to developing the reading and writing skills of the youth and improving their mental abilities.

Happy over resuming work by the newspapers, the teacher said: “Our writers produce beneficial pieces, but they lack resources to get them published in newspapers in Kabul and the resumption of work by the Ghazni newspapers will encourage them.”

The teacher said many historic places existed in Ghazni, but so far little information about them had been published due to the absence of newspapers.

However, he said the newly-established media outlets had published enough about the heritage sites.

Similarly, a resident of the Andar district, Asadullah, said newspapers in Ghazni used simple words in their publications, making it easy for people to read and understand.

Newspapers and magazines published in Ghazni are Ghazna, Mehr Taban, Pewand, Oros Al-bilad, Shams, Pukhla, Ghag, Jaghori, Fajar, Gahnama Ghazni, Deed Qah-i-Hafta, Sanai, Ghazni, Payam-i-Ghazna, Ghazni 2013, Marzala, Lawang, Roghtiya, Jmana, Qaderi, Nahor, Jehan Malka, Barya and others.

Update: Detained Killid reporter released

Ghazni, March 30, 2014

Hailing the release of Hekmatullah Arian -- a Ghazin-based reporter with Killid Radio -- as a positive move, the Afghanistan Journalists Centre (AFJC) has voiced concern over his two night detention by ISAF.

We call on International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), to explain the illegal arrest of the reporter and questioning him for two nights.

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March 27, 2014

Ghazni: International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) has detained a journalist with the Killid Radio and several civilians during an operation in Southern Ghazni province, the media group and official claimed on Thursday.

The Killid Group media development director, Ricardo Grassi told that Radio Killid reporter has been arrested by ISAF in an operation from his house in Liwan village of Andar district on Wednesday night.

A brother of the journalist, Abdul Wali, told Pajhowk Afghan News, that Arian and his two cousins were among the detainees. “Last night, when we were having dinner, ISAF forces raided our village and took residents out of their houses along with me.

“Later they took away 10 people, including my brother and two cousins,” he added. He had no idea why his brother had been arrested, insisting he was innocent.

Andar district chief, Mohammad Qasim Desiwal, confirmed the overnight raid and 10 arrests in Lewan village. But Desiwal was unaware if the reporter was among the detainees.

In response to Pajhwok’s query, the NATO-led force said: “We can confirm 12 individuals suspected of having associations with enemy activity in Ghazni were detained during an Afghan-led combined operation yesterday.”

The individuals are currently in Afghan custody for further questioning.

 

ISAF detained local Radio reporter in Ghazni

March 27, 2014

Ghazni: International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) has detained a journalist with the Killid Radio and several civilians during an operation in Southern Ghazni province, the media group and official claimed on Thursday.

The Killid Group media development director, Ricardo Grassi told that Radio Killid reporter has been arrested by ISAF in an operation from his house in Liwan village of Andar district on Wednesday night.

A brother of the journalist, Abdul Wali, told Pajhowk Afghan News, that Arian and his two cousins were among the detainees. “Last night, when we were having dinner, ISAF forces raided our village and took residents out of their houses along with me.

“Later they took away 10 people, including my brother and two cousins,” he added. He had no idea why his brother had been arrested, insisting he was innocent.

Andar district chief, Mohammad Qasim Desiwal, confirmed the overnight raid and 10 arrests in Lewan village. But Desiwal was unaware if the reporter was among the detainees.

In response to Pajhwok’s query, the NATO-led force said: “We can confirm 12 individuals suspected of having associations with enemy activity in Ghazni were detained during an Afghan-led combined operation yesterday.”

The individuals are currently in Afghan custody for further questioning.

 

 

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