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Mass media rights under Afghanistan Laws: challenges and prospects

Sediqi, Mohammad Tamim and Shuaib, Farid Sufian (2021) Mass media rights under Afghanistan Laws: challenges and prospects. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 17 (1). pp. 99-122. ISSN 0973-2918

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In general, the paper examines the rights of the mass media under Afghanistan laws. Specifically, the main aims of the paper are to critically examine the rights of the mass media and to analyse the laws in Afghanistan that guarantee those rights. These are rights that have been provided under the Afghanistan Constitution and as such, they are not to be infringed upon. They are fundamental to the existence of every human being in Afghanistan. However, a number of the provisions in the constitution have guaranteed these rights and thus, have become a challenge to the citizens, agencies, journalists and other media outlets to exercise these rights. Afghanistan has a history of over 100 years of mass media events which have been extremely active. The mass media laws in Afghanistan are operative but face numerous challenges. The paper applies the doctrinal method, wherein it examines the laws of Afghanistan related to the rights of the mass media. The findings of the paper reveal that some of the provisions for the mass media under the constitution are problematic whereby some of them are unclear, causing misunderstanding and misuse of the provisions. Therefore, the paper recommends the harmonisation of these laws make the provisions clear and remove any contradiction and ambiguity.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Media, Afghanistan, Mass Media
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > K3150 Public law
K Law > K3165 Constitutional Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Farid Sufian Shuaib
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2021 10:24
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 10:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92967

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