World Press Freedom Day was celebrated today in Afghan Parwan Province.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Bakhtar News Agency; at a ceremony held in the presence of officials in the city of Charikar on this occasion, Rahmatullah Rahimi, Information Director of the Department of Information and Culture, said: “the celebration of World Press Day is an excuse to respect freedom of speech, the right to freedom and support for those who work in this field.”
Fazluddin Ayar, the governor of Parwan, described the press as eyes for the community and said that freedom of press would inspire the people and make the society prosperous.
The Governor of Parwan called on journalists, writers and educators to work unitedly and with a common vision and understanding against the anomalies of society and have the right to reflect the facts and criticisms constructively in society and to build a healthy society.
Mohammad Rostam Rostamzadeh, Parwan’s Director of Information and Culture, said: “the press has a key role to play in cultural, political, social and economic development, and that it is the press that drives an inclusive and prosperous society.”
Also, Abdul Ghaffar Rufi, Director of Culture and Tourism, Information and Culture Department and President of Parwan Free Journalists Association, Parviz Aminzadeh, Vice President of the Free Journalists Association, Mohammad Haroun Noor, Academic Member of Danesh University, and Masroor Lotfi, Head of the Committee to Protect Afghan Journalists in Parwan, spoke about the value and impact of the work of the mass media in creating a mindset and motivating people in the community and revealing the facts and strengthening of print publications, the responsible efforts of the press, and the problems facing the media community.