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Journalist Protection Committee calls for lift of Facebook ban in Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Simultaneously with the reports of restricting access to Facebook in Afghanistan, which surfaced recently, the Committee to Protect Journalists based in the United States called on the Taliban government to reverse this decision.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Tuesday, April 9th, responded with the dissemination of newsletters regarding the reports of the ban on Facebook in Afghanistan, expressing concerns and demanding the reversal of this decision by the de facto regime.

The agency states that the ban on Facebook in Afghanistan leads to obstacles in the flow of information freedom.

The reaction of the Committee to Protect Journalists comes as earlier, Najibullah Haqqani, the acting Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, announced to Tolo News the completion of the ministry’s policy to restrict or block Facebook in Afghanistan.

Mr. Haqqani described the goal of this policy as preventing the waste of time and money by youth, along with curbing the dissemination of “immoral” issues. It is unclear how many Afghans currently use Facebook, yet Facebook remains popular among Afghan citizens and has more users than other social networks in Afghanistan.

Previously, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology of the interim government had also announced the ban on the social network TikTok and the game PUBG.

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