Message of Minister of Information and Culture

Your organization, the Afghanistan Journalists Center, is operating in an area which is also part of jobs of the Ministry of Information and Culture.

The Ministry of Information and Culture under my administration has always supported journalists to ensure freedom of expression and has saved many from trials and jailing. And I even, in cases, accompanied a writer personally to the Court.

I also delivered a promise in the recent Seminar on Media to protect and defend journalists, but also recommended them not to endanger themselves by carelessness and committing some mistakes.

This ministry has struggled for solving problems of writers and journalists as far as it could.

We are sure the Afghanistan Journalists Center is very well understanding its close relationship with the Ministry of Information and Culture.

You can count on the sincere cooperation of the Ministry of Information and Culture in the future as well.

With best wishes,

Dr Syed Makhdoom Rahin

Minister of Information and Culture

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

July 19, 2010