Saturday, February 16, 2008

London Rally Calls for Khurram's Dismissal

Over a hundred of Persian-speakers gathered in front of the Afghan Embassy in London on Friday in protest at the Afghan Culture Ministry's decision to reprimand a local journalist for using Persian words in his reporting. The rally was organized by the Social Organization of Afghanistan and Asia in London.

Earlier this week the Afghan Minister of Information and Culture Abdul Karim Khurram confirmed that the journalist's salary was cut for several days as he had used Persian equivalents of Pashto words for "university", "faculty" and "students". Baseer Babai, the reprimanded journalist, believes that he has all rights to use his native language on TV.



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