Kabul. International media programs in Afghanistan, which always inform the people of Afghanistan about the latest news of the world, are very popular among the people along with the Afghan media.
The closure of Azadi and Voice of America radios, which have special audiences in Afghanistan, will limit people’s access to information and educational programs and will present the worst picture of the state of freedom of expression and media in Afghanistan.
Abdul Haq Hamad, head of the media monitoring of the Ministry of Information and Culture, said that the reason for delaying the broadcasts of these media is indecisiveness and violation of journalistic principles.
The Afghanistan SAARC Journalists Forum, which is an independent organization for the protection of journalists’ rights and freedom of expression, requests the officials of the Islamic Emirate to exercise restraint in media activities and freedom of expression.
At the same time, the international partners of the media in Afghanistan are also expected to match the content of their publications with the accepted international standards of journalism and the current realities of Afghanistan.
Voice of America began broadcasting in Afghanistan in 1980 and currently has 7.3 million listeners.