Media Violations Commission Accuses Afghanistan International Radio and Television of Professional and Ethical Violations


KABUL (BNA) In a recent evaluation of media practices, the Media Violations Evaluation Commission, operating under the Ministry of Information and Culture, has raised concerns about Afghanistan International Radio and Television.

The commission has accused the broadcaster of committing professional violations and crossing moral and legal boundaries.

The Media Violations Evaluation Commission, responsible for monitoring media’s professional, legal, and ethical conduct, has been diligently assessing media complaints and cases. Regularly communicating its decisions and recommendations to the media, the commission aims to uphold integrity and professionalism in the industry.

However, Afghanistan International Radio and Television, which broadcasts outside the country for audiences within Afghanistan, has come under scrutiny for its content.

Instead of promoting unity and societal cohesion, the commission accuses the broadcaster of encouraging national, linguistic, and regional prejudices within the country.

During a meeting held on the 8th of this month, the Media Violations Evaluation Commission assessed various complaints against Afghanistan International. The commission found repeated privacy violations against citizens and legal entities, character assassination, distortion of information, and harm to moral and psychological security.

The broadcaster’s content and presenter behavior were also deemed inconsistent with Afghan values and religious requirements.

Additionally, the commission highlighted the broadcaster’s unethical sourcing practices, including instances of paying bribes for information and clips.

Afghanistan International was found to lack impartiality in news reporting and guest selection, often inviting individuals whose beliefs and personal tendencies harm public opinion.

The commission has urged analysts, experts, and journalists to refrain from participating in discussions or engaging in any form of cooperation with Afghanistan International.

Moreover, the commission called upon the Afghan people to sever ties with the radio and television station based on their faith and national responsibility.

The accusations made by the Media Violations Evaluation Commission shed light on the need for media organizations to adhere to professional standards, respect privacy, and promote harmony within society. As the media plays a crucial role in shaping public opinion, it is essential to prioritize ethical conduct and unbiased reporting to foster a united and inclusive nation.

The Ministry of Information and Culture, along with the Media Violations Evaluation Commission, will continue their efforts to ensure responsible and ethical media practices in Afghanistan.


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