Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Ghani Accused of Censorship after Cutting off Journalist

Ghani Accused of  Censorship after Cutting  off Journalist

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday addressed a press conference in Kabul after a week-long tour to the Asia-Pacific region and briefed journalists on the outcomes of his visit to Australia, Singapore and Indonesia.
However, Ghani took questions from journalists but refused to respond to a question by TOLOnews reporter Sharif Amiri about rule of law.
Ghani swiftly cut Amiri off when he asked the question and said that any questions had to be in the context of his trip. 
But later, Ghani responded to several questions which were not within the framework of his trip.
“The first question is whether rule of law in the National Unity Government is facing questions,” asked TOLOnews’ reporter Amiri.
“Questions must be limited to the trip, we will respond to other questions at another time,” Ghani said to Amiri.
NAI (Organization Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan) has accused Ghani of censoring the media.
“The president proved that neither he believes in the constitution on the access to information law which he himself approved, he does not believe in any of the values,” said NAI chief executive Mujib Khelwatgar.
This comes after Ghani has consistently tried to portray himself as a staunch supporter of freedom of the press. (Tolonews)