Kabul: The Afghanistan Ministry of Information and Culture announced that they have decided to register all journalists across Afghanistan in the Ministry’s database and distribute Press ID cards for them.
“It was decided to register all the country’s journalists at the Ministry’s database and distribute [press ID] cards for them,” the Ministry said in a statement issued late on Sunday.
Moreover, the Taliban ministry added that its senior officials also discussed an inter-agencies agreement that requires the Ministry of Information and Culture to be the one and only responsible institution for the media.
“Additionally, it was recalled that no other organs have the right to directly interfere in the country’s press affairs without getting the Ministry and the Commission on Media Violations on board,” the statement added.
Half of Afghanistan’s once vibrant media outlets have been either forced to stop operation, or have moved their offices abroad since the group returned to power in August 2021.