IEA claims it supports local media but urges them to stick to Islamic values

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) said Thursday it will support and cooperate with media outlets and journalists, both local and foreign, but urged them to observe Islamic principles and keep the interests of the country in mind.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the IEA’s spokesman said: “Today, the Media Violations Commission resumed its operations and the Information Access Commission will start its activities as soon as possible in the near future.”
He said the IEA is committed to supporting media outlets in the country in accordance with Sharia Law.
However, Mujahid urged media organizations to stick to Islamic values and principles in terms of broadcasting and publishing.
Mujahid said: “The government will continue to support media outlets financially and we will work to reduce the media’s problems to zero. We call on media officials to carry on their operations based on the principles of Islam.”
According to the Ministry of Information and Culture, currently, about 198 media outlets operate in the country, however, nearly 170 media organizations have closed down, largely due to financial constraints, since the collapse of the former government.
Many of these media organizations have lost staff who left Afghanistan after the US troops withdrawal while other, that were reliant on foreign donor money, lost all income.
Media support organizations have said that an estimated 6,000 media workers have left the country since the IEA take over.The post IEA claims it supports local media but urges them to stick to Islamic values first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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