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first_img March 11, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Organisation Help by sharing this information May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan October 16, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explanation sought for closure of government daily Arman-e-Mili Receive email alerts Newscenter_img AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today called on information and culture minister Sayeed Makhdoom Raheen to explain the closure of Afghanistan’s second most important daily, the state-owned Arman-e-Mili (National Will), which recently carried articles criticising President Hamid Karzai’s administration. The move appears to violate government undertakings regarding the independence and development of the state media.”If this a political decision aimed at banning any criticism of the government in the state-owned press, we urge you to reverse it and to reinstate the journalists in their posts,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to the minister.Arman-e-Mili’s last issue appeared on 11 October after the government ordered its “administrative closure” one day earlier. The information and culture minister said it was a “measure of a budgetary nature.”AFP quoted the minister as saying at a press conference: “There are currently 265 dailies, weeklies and other publications in Afghanistan. Five of them belong to the government and are subsidized by public funds, often with the same articles and the same photos. So we decided to close one of them.”But the daily’s editor in chief, Mirhaidar Motahar, claims that the closure was linked to its increasingly more independent editorial line. He said Arman-e-Mili had often reported popular discontent with government decisions.As the newspaper received part of its financing from the defence ministry, its closure could also be linked to power struggles within the government. Defence minister Mohammed Fahim heads a major opposition current within the transition government. As Arman-e-Mili very rarely criticised Fahim, President Harmai’s associates may have suspected it of being in his pay.Arman-e-Mili had a circulation of 5,000, one of the largest in Afghanistan. It employed 17 journalists and had some 15 other employees. News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says June 2, 2021 Find out more News to go further News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom”last_img read more

first_img He added: “Roberto Martinez is a good manager and I am sure they are looking at the next four or five games and thinking, ‘If we can get away from that relegation threat then we can enjoy the day’. “It doesn’t take the shine off the day but retaining Premier League status for them is paramount. I am sure if they have it in the bag by then they will be delighted and they can go and enjoy a Wembley cup final.” As well as reaching the cup final, Latics have also found form in the Premier League, claiming 10 points from their past five games. Wigan have made a habit of staging successful escape acts in recent seasons and they could be in the process of doing so again. Platt said: “I think you see it not just with Wigan. It is very dangerous to try and predict the three teams who will get relegated, in February. “The last six weeks of the season, form seems to go out of the window. Inevitably, if you are down there and have done it year on year as Roberto seems to have done then you have that experience to take teams through.” City are unlikely to risk playmaker David Silva as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. If manager Roberto Mancini wants to make changes after the energy-sapping weekend display at Wembley, he could consider Micah Richards, Maicon or Jack Rodwell, who are all training again after lay-offs. Manchester City host their FA Cup final opponents Wigan tonight but assistant boss David Platt feels it will have little bearing on next month’s showpiece. Platt expects all thoughts of Wembley to be put aside as both clubs concentrate on outstanding issues in the Barclays Premier League. City, although out of contention for the title, still need the points to secure second place while Wigan could climb out of the relegation zone if they can pull off an unexpected victory at the Etihad Stadium. Platt said: “It is not a case of because we are playing them tonight we will know how to play them in the cup final. I don’t think it has any correlation whatsoever. Each team has four or five games before then.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s all about supply and demand and with the CDC and State Department recommending older people to not fly or take a cruise due to the threat of COVID-19, fuel prices are falling.And despite the lower demand for fuel, no one is cutting production.Florida gas prices could go even lower in coming weeks, according to a report by American Automobile Association. Experts believe prices could even dip below $2 in some areas. Late Sunday night, fuel markets were dealt another heavy blow. Crude oil plummeted an additional 20 percent on the expectation that Saudi Arabia plans to boost production and begin a price war with Russia. Crude oil prices have been reeling during the past two weeks, as coronavirus concerns have led to lower global demand for jet fuel and gasoline.OPEC and its allies met on Friday in hopes of cutting oil production to offset the dipping demand. Not only did they not make a deal, it now appears that all parties will not extend their existing production cut agreement.This means even more oil is hitting the market at a time that demand is falling. By the end of Friday, crude had lost more than 20 percent in value.last_img read more