Publish dateSunday 20 November 2022 - 11:05
Story Code : 261171
IEA: Expel Afghanistan from Media Freedom Coalition is ‘regrettable’
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) Ministry of Information and Culture in response to the expulsion of Afghanistan from the global Media Freedom Coalition says, the new Afghan government is committed to fully supporting the media in the country.
Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, The adviser and spokesman for the Ministry of Information and Culture, Abdul Matin Qani, said Saturday that the ministry is committed to freedom of expression and fully supports media outlets and access to information in accordance with Islamic and national values.

According to Qani, the Ministry of Information and Culture condemns the unilateral decision of the MFC to remove Afghanistan from the global coalition and says it is not aware of the realities in Afghanistan.

The international community should understand the realities on the ground in Afghanistan and reflect the facts and be aware of the widespread activity of the media and freedom of expression and access to information, the ministry added.

Qani described the decision of the global Media Freedom Coalition as regrettable and added that the ministry will continue to support the freedom of expression and the media in Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Information and Culture of the Islamic Emirate has asked the global Media Support Coalition to reconsider its decision on Afghanistan.
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