Wed, Sep

Media Commission Established To Support Freedom Of Speech


media-commissionA seven-member media commission was established on Wednesday to defend journalists rights and support freedom of media in the country.

Khpolwak Sapai, head of the new Mass Media Commission, said they will also monitor the financial sources of media outlets as part of their duties.

Members of the commission said they are independent and their main goal is to support freedom of speech and the rights of journalists.

This comes after at least 95 incidents of violence against journalists in Afghanistan were reported last year.