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VP Danesh reiterates support for freedom of press in Afghanistan

By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Second Vice President, Mohammad Sarwar Danish said that Afghan government was not seeking to limit the media law and freedom of speech.
 
VP Danish said the government was fully committed to the constitutions and civil rights of the citizens.
 
“Afghanistan government has no intention to restrict press freedom and is strongly committed to the constitution and the basic rights of the citizens. Freedom of speech and freedom of media is one of the most important achievements of Afghanistan and is our red line,” the VO tweeted.
 
Earlier, media outlets and media supporting entities in an open letter to President Ghani voiced concerns about the proposed amendment, saying it will limit freedom of the press and is against the Constitution and international treaties. They called on the president to stop the drastic and repressive provisions and prevent it from becoming a menace against freedom.
 
 

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