The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) organized an advocacy and coordination meeting with Qari Zainulabdin Abid, governor of Laghman province, and a number of media officials and local journalists of this province.
In the advocacy meeting, the right to access to information, government officials’ cooperation with media, and addressing financial challenges of the media were discussed.
Governor of Laghman province, in addition to announcing his support for media and journalists, said that local officials are required to cooperate with journalists and facilitate better access to information. He further added that he will instruct the Afghanistan electricity company (DABS) to address the media houses’ electricity tariff issues.
The AJSC has been continuously working to facilitate better coordination between government and the media.