Statement by U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley on work of Afghan Mass Media Commission (February 9, 2016)

February 9, 2016

I congratulate the Afghan Mass Media Commission’s launch of the by-law on Establishment and Activity of Private Mass Media, which is the result of a broad collaboration of representatives from the government, media, and civil society. I particularly commend the new law’s protections for the rights of journalists. I hope the implementation of the law will further advance a vibrant and vital free press in Afghanistan.