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Daesh kill 18 journalists, Taliban 2 in deadliest 2017

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Jan 11, 2018 - 18:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Twenty journalists were killed in Afghanistan last year that saw violence against the community increasing compared to previous years, a survey released on Thursday said.
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14 journalists killed in Afghanistan in 2017: NAI

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Dec 29, 2017 - 00:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen journalists were killed and 23 others wounded in separate incidents of violence in Afghanistan in 2017, a media advocacy group, NAI, said on Thursday.
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Scholars urge Taliban to shun violence, protect welfare gains

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Dec 26, 2017 - 23:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of religious scholars coming together in Kabul from various parts of the country on Tuesday asked the Taliban to protect national infrastructure and public welfare projects by renouncing violence and joining the reconciliation process.
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Neglected local music in Ghor vanishing: Artists

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Dec 26, 2017 - 09:28
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Homegrown music that once enthralled audiences during festivals and other happy events in western Ghor province has been on the decline, local singers say. Artists and cultural activists criticize the government for having...
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On 1st anniversary, JCMG announces addressing 71 cases

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Dec 24, 2017 - 20:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Speakers at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the creation of the Joint Committee of Media and Government (JCMG) on Sunday said a number of media outlets were forced to embrace self-censorship.
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Journalists angry over misconduct by First Lady bodyguards

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Dec 16, 2017 - 18:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Journalists stopped covering the second hackathon in the capital Kabul following the bad behavior of the country’s first lady bodyguards. The Ministry of Higher Education on Saturday organized a hackathon that displayed information...
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Ruined Ghazni heritage sites to be rehabilitated: Bawari

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Dec 11, 2017 - 17:59
GHAZNI (Pajhwok): Information and Culture Minister Rassoul Bawari on Monday inaugurated three projects worth 60 million afghanis in southern Ghazni province. The minister said the projects included construction of buildings for the provincial...
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25 couples enter wedlock at Balkh mass marriage

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Dec 10, 2017 - 20:14
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Twenty-five couples on Sunday tied the knot at a mass marriage event in the capital of northern Balkh province. The bridegrooms included a soldier.
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635 unregistered religious seminaries in Balkh

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Dec 08, 2017 - 15:37
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): As many as 635 unregistered religious seminaries have been operating in northern Balkh province, officials said on Friday.
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Most journalists refuse to report violence against them

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Dec 07, 2017 - 21:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Among every 10 Afghan journalists, five have been refusing investigation into incidents of violence happened to them, a media advocacy group, NAI, said Thursday.
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Pajhwok launches SMS news service via Roshan

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Dec 06, 2017 - 18:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News officially launched on Wednesday its Short Message Service (SMS) news service through Roshan telecom network.
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Oranos private TV channel goes on air in Kunduz

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Dec 04, 2017 - 17:40
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Oranos, a new privately owned television channel, has started broadcasting in northern Kunduz province. The initiative is a joint venture between two journalists Hedayatullah Ziarmal and Zabihullah Majidi. The TV will air...
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Ulema role in society should increase: Ghani

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Dec 03, 2017 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said the ulema of Afghanistan and other Islamic countries were united in stance against rebellions and creating anarchy in Islamic countries.
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Bamyan’s Chahl Burja fort nearing extinction

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Nov 26, 2017 - 18:09
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): The Qala-i-Chahl Burja, a historic fort with 40 towers built around it in the Yakawalang-II district of central Bamyan provinces has been nearing extinction due to negligence on the part of the government. The historic fort is...
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‘Indo-Afghan cultural week’ begins Wednesday

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Nov 26, 2017 - 15:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Embassy in India plans to celebrate the first “Indo-Afghan cultural week” in New Delhi from Wednesday. Afghan envoy to New Delhi, Dr. Shaida Ahmad Abdali, said the event scheduled for November 29 would showcase...
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Young men, women badly affected by high dowry in Paktia

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Nov 23, 2017 - 14:35
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): High dowry still persisted notorious culture in southeastern Paktia and other provinces of the country that made the lives of young men and women difficult. Zarghoona Hemmat, head of the Afghan Women Network (AWN), said young men...
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Efforts on to deal with foreign cultural invasion: Bawari

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Nov 21, 2017 - 20:09
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Acting Information and Culture Minister Mohammad Rasool Bawari said on Tuesday efforts were underway to rescue Afghanistan from “foreign cultural invasion.” The acting minister said this while inaugurating a three-day cultural...
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Female journalists’ presence in media on decline: Survey

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Nov 20, 2017 - 19:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new survey released on Monday said the presence of women journalists in Afghanistan has decreased due to insecurity. Conducted by the Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalist (CPAWJ), the survey was presented at an...
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World has wrongly recognized Afghans: Robert Sampson

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Nov 20, 2017 - 14:43
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): British teacher Robert Sampson says if the world reads Pashtu poetry they will understand the Afghans hate war and love peace.
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37 pairs enter wedlock in Bamyan mass marriage

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Nov 19, 2017 - 19:10
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A mass marriage ceremony involving 37 pairs was held in central Bamyan province on Sunday, thanks to the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC)’s financial help. The ceremony was attended by Bamyan governor Mohammad Tahir...
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