Recently there have been some moves by conservative elements in Afghanistan to limit the showing of India content on Afghan television, alleging that showing of non-Islamic content may make people susceptible to becoming Hindus.
This episode of 6.30 Report (broadcast on Monday 14 January 2007) looks at the media in Afghanistan and whether the government is putting undue pressure on the nascent media in Afghanistan.
The host for the program is Masood Qiam and interviewees include Ghulam Jeelani Khwak (Commentator), Manija Bakhtari (University Lecturer), Dr Sima Samar (Chairperson of the Independent Human Rights Commission), Dr Samey Hamed (Writer and Commentator) and Siddiq Tawhidi (Journalist).
Dr Samey Hamed
Various issues are explored including motivations on the part of the government to limit media freedoms generally which has now culminated in the latest round of attempted restrictions. In particular, the media laws are examined to identify if these attempted restrictions have any basis in law.
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