1TV: Afghanistan on Thursday temporarily blocked popular online game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) after receiving complaints that it had negative impact on people who play it. Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) said that the decision to block the game was taken following complaints from several entities including the parliament. Click here to read more (external
Ariana: Well known Indian actor Sanjay Dutt’s latest movie “Torbaaz” highlights the hardships children in Afghan refugee camps face and how, as an army officer, he tries to lure children away from terrorist activities and focus instead on cricket. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: As the Herat International Women’s Film Festival gets underway, a number of actors on Wednesday said the film industry in the country has been ignored by the government over the last two decades and its crucial role to influence society has not been recognized so far. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Kabul Municipality, implementing an order by the first [vice] president [Amrullah Saleh], on Monday evening destroyed the Park Cinema in downtown Kabul despite opposition by artists and activists to stop the destruction of the decades-old building. Afghan Film chairperson Sahara Karimi who held a sit-in protest near the building said she was “forcibly”
As the Afghan Taliban tries to negotiate a political settlement with the government, many musicians in the country are worried about the impact a deal will have on their ability to work, as VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports from Kabul.
Tolo News: Theater artists on Sunday said their shows have been confined to holiday celebrations, while instead they want to have regular performances for the people to introduce the art and reflect relevant social issues. Click here to read more (external link).
BBC News: Two Americans attempted something unconventional. Lyricist Charlie Sohne and composer Tim Rosser created a musical about a subject even Afghans would consider too sensitive and unsettling – “bacha bazi” or “boy play”. The show has also faced criticism for promoting bacha bazi as a tradition that is accepted in Afghanistan. “Bacha bazi is
Khaama: The Hollywood film industry is going to feature the life story of Rohullah Nikpa, the first winner of Olympics medal for Afghanistan in a movie. Eddie Arya, a Sydney-based renowned filmmaker has expressed his desire to produce a film on Nikpa which would be his fourth movie. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan Arman, 21, said that he will get engaged and married once Afghanistan wins the cricket world cup. The vice-captain of the Afghan national cricket team recently in an interview with Azadi Radio revealed his marriage plans. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 10, 2020 A film about girls skateboarding in conservative Afghanistan has won an Oscar for best documentary short at the Academy Awards. Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) shows international charity Skateistan’s work in teaching young girls in Kabul how to skate on ramps and quarter