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Minister Announces Media Law Update Emphasizing Sharia and Privacy

The acting Minister of Information and Culture, in a meeting with journalists in Paktia, said that the previous public media law is in accordance with Sharia and the principles of the Islamic Emirate and, with minor differences, will soon be made available to the media.

Khairullah Khairkhwa, the acting Minister of Information and Culture, added that this law emphasizes national interests and the protection of privacy, but some media outlets operating outside the country have crossed these boundaries.

The acting Minister of Information and Culture said: "There have not been many changes made to that law, the concepts are almost similar and are close to Sharia and the principles you mentioned. Besides those principles, no one has the right to intrude on another's privacy. There is a provision that will not take much time, and what is in it guarantees national interests."

Some journalists in Paktia, in addition to finalizing the media law, also emphasized timely access to information.

"If the law prepared for the media is soon made available to the media, our work will be more organized and better," said Noor Ahmad Hairan, a journalist.

"The sooner the media law is implemented, the easier it will be for journalists to work. Access to information is also an important issue that we need to achieve in a timely manner," said Saduddin Hakimi, another journalist.

"Our request is that the Ministry of Information and Culture should inform the provinces, either in writing or verbally, that information that is not confidential should be made available to every journalist," said Khalid Zaheen, another journalist.

The acting Minister of Information and Culture said that to achieve reform and healthy criticism, they welcome the media's reporting of the problems and demands of the people.

Minister Announces Media Law Update Emphasizing Sharia and Privacy

Some journalists in Paktia, in addition to finalizing the media law, also emphasized timely access to information.

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The acting Minister of Information and Culture, in a meeting with journalists in Paktia, said that the previous public media law is in accordance with Sharia and the principles of the Islamic Emirate and, with minor differences, will soon be made available to the media.

Khairullah Khairkhwa, the acting Minister of Information and Culture, added that this law emphasizes national interests and the protection of privacy, but some media outlets operating outside the country have crossed these boundaries.

The acting Minister of Information and Culture said: "There have not been many changes made to that law, the concepts are almost similar and are close to Sharia and the principles you mentioned. Besides those principles, no one has the right to intrude on another's privacy. There is a provision that will not take much time, and what is in it guarantees national interests."

Some journalists in Paktia, in addition to finalizing the media law, also emphasized timely access to information.

"If the law prepared for the media is soon made available to the media, our work will be more organized and better," said Noor Ahmad Hairan, a journalist.

"The sooner the media law is implemented, the easier it will be for journalists to work. Access to information is also an important issue that we need to achieve in a timely manner," said Saduddin Hakimi, another journalist.

"Our request is that the Ministry of Information and Culture should inform the provinces, either in writing or verbally, that information that is not confidential should be made available to every journalist," said Khalid Zaheen, another journalist.

The acting Minister of Information and Culture said that to achieve reform and healthy criticism, they welcome the media's reporting of the problems and demands of the people.

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