Female journalists in Farah ask to resume their work



In a gathering in the province of Farah, female journalists asked Islamic Emirate officials to let them resume their media activities.

“Women have not been allowed to continue their activities one hundred percent up to this point, but they have said that they will allow them. We will be happy if they allow us and truly abide by their promises,” said Marzia Noorzai, a journalist.

The representatives of Naw-e-Zan radio said that in addition to receiving permission for media operations, they also need financial help in order to continue their media activities.

“Life safety is really essential, but so is financial support. We ask the Islamic Emirate to please allow women to work,” said Homaira Mohammadi, Naw-e-Zan radio’s director.

Officials of Farah Information and Culture department said that they support the media.

“We support all forms of media, whether it is Naw-e-Zan radio or other stations,” said Abdulhai Sabawoon, director of the information and culture department of Farah.

There are presently seven active radio stations in the province of Farah. The directors of the halted media organizations say they hope they will be able to start again.