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Media’s visible growth in provinces

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Media’s visible growth in provinces
 Recently, media has considerably grown up in the country, as in the past, there was only a radio and a television operational. Fortunately now, audiovisual media and printing publications have effective activities and most of them enjoy good situation.
Head of Badakhshan information and culture department Naqibullah Saqebyar told The Kabul Times the ministry of information and culture has always supported journalists’ rights throughout the country.
He said, “Badakhshan is a cultural and social province, where 800,000 people are living in. Its people are interested in access to information, it means they are interested in radio, television, and printing publications.”

“When the interim administration, Loya Jirga, constitution, mass media and press laws have been established and as the Afghan people were interested in media, a number of them have established audiovisual and printing media and Badakhshan has also enjoyed this wealth,” he added. 
At first, there was only national radio television operational in Badakhshan, he said, adding before 1382, no media had been registered in the ministry of information and culture.

Over the last years, 28 audiovisual and printing media including national radio television have been registered, he went on to say. 
Replying a question he said, “Lack of enough budget and donors’ support are among the great challenges we are facing with.”
In majority of media, journalists are voluntarily working, he continued.
 He hoped private donors and government organs to consider the suggestion of Badakhshan information and culture department and support national media of the province.
Daikundi head of information and culture department Mohammad Hassan Seerat told that province’s media play key role in a society and reflect a system’s functions.
‘However, Daikundi is a least developed province, but there are four audio visual media including a national radio and a few printing publication operational,’ he further said. 
Media in Daikundi are facing many serious challenges, but despite that, efforts are made to cover the news and present credible information to audiences, he added.
Meanwhile, Ghor’s head of information and culture department Fakhruddin Aryapoor said, ‘Media’s situation is relevantly good in Ghor province, where 23 audio-visual and printing media are operational.’
About printing publications that stopped printing, he said, ‘Lack of budget is among the main challenges before private media in Ghor province.’
Helmand’s head of information and culture department Faridullah said, ‘There are four televisions and eight printing media and magazines operational in Helmand province.’
‘All programs are being published based on the plan,’ he added.