Most Journalists Violate Respect to Privacy, Sancharaki

Kabul (BNA) Training workshop titled ‘Respect to Privacy & Observing the Right of Confidentiality’ was held yesterday by Deputy Ministry of Publications for Information and Culture.
Opening the workshop, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Fazil Sancharaki spoke related to values of privacy and said: “To respect human rights and citizen’s rights, journalists should acquaint with the term of privacy and respect it in their journalistic works.”
“Although the term of privacy has been mentioned in media law and other laws in national and international levels, it has been mostly seen that journalists have not observed it, therefore, it is important and valuable to discuss the issue and further know it,” Sancharaki added.
Related to importance of privacy, executive director of Nai Abdul Mujeeb Khelwatgar said that privacy was the property of humans themselves and referred to physical and mental environment of a human.
He said that the issue of privacy was not considered as key in media, but understanding and discussing the issue was key and valuable.
Shaheer Nesari, former advisor to MoHE said that technology was rapidly expanding, but the culture and laws of using technology have not improved in community.
At the end of the workshop, participants asked for holding such workshops in accordance to journalistic works in capital and provinces.