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Pajhwok Afghan News welcomes you to, our digital information network.

As an independent and Afghan-owned news agency and information provider, it is important for us to protect our content. Our ability to produce quality journalism depends on users complying with these terms, because we earn our income from subscribers, content buyers and advertisers.

These terms and conditions were updated in June, 2011 and replace all previous terms and conditions for Pajhwok content. Please read these Terms of Use and Service carefully, because it sets out the terms of a legally binding agreement between you and Pajhwok Afghan News.

These terms and conditions cover the use of the Pajhwok digital network, which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, digital television, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds, software APIs, bulk data downloads, widget downloads, and other existing or planned features of the network.

These terms apply whenever you access the network, on any device. In these terms and conditions, references to means this network, regardless of how you access it.

Pajhwok recommends that you print and save a copy of these terms and conditions for your records.

Notification and Privacy

If you do not agree with the terms and conditions, you should not use or any Pajhwok content and should cancel any subscription in accordance with your cancellation rights.

Viewing more than one page per day on requires a subscription. By completing the subscription request form and by entering your email address and password, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

Also, by subscribing to any of our email services or by subscribing to any RSS feed, you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

If you have registered with us and subsequently change your details, you should immediately notify us of any changes by using the Contact Form.

We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. Any changes we make to the terms and conditions will be reflected on this page.

You agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.If you are a subscriber, any changes will become effective from the date of your next payment following the change unless we notify you otherwise.

Pajhwok does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted, or secure access to its services. We may in exceptional circumstances cease to publish, the Pajhwok content or cease to provide subscription services. If we do so, then we will have no further obligation to you, unless you are a subscriber in which case we will offer you a refund of the unexpired period of your subscription.

Pajhwok is committed to protecting the privacy of its subscribers and users. Information that Pajhwok collects stays within Pajhwok and any information distributed to third parties is reported in aggregate only. Pajhwok does not give or sell information collected from subscribers.


The right of a subscriber to access the content, as permitted under these Terms of Use and Service, is subject to the receipt by Pajhwok or its partners of the payment of the subscription fee, or payment of services in-kind.

When you request a subscription, you are registering as an individual or an organization.

An individual subscription is for one user.

An organization subscription may include from one to 10 users.

Corporations, enterprises, organizations or other commercial or governmental entities may not, directly or indirectly, hold an individual subscription.

Pajhwok Afghan News allows its subscribers full access to on the basis that the subscription holder AND each user understands and agrees:

+Each user will have his/her own user name and password. This information is not to be shared.

+Each user may only be logged on in one location or one device, at any one time. Logging on at a second device will cause the first device to be logged off.

+Users will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a subscriber  to gain access to subscriber-only content, except under the terms of sharing outlined below.

Password sharing is a breach of our terms and conditions and is likely to result in an infringement of Pajhwok rights to its content. We monitor usage of to detect password sharing.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these requirements, we may, at our discretion, cancel your access to immediately and without giving you any advance notice.

If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your user name(s) and password(s) will become invalid on immediately.

Subscribers terminated due to violations of this agreement are not entitled to a refund of subscription fees.

Use of content

For the purposes of this agreement, “content” means any published material including, without limitation, text, video, photographs, graphics and sound material, published on the network, whether copyright of Pajhwok Afghan News or a third party.

All content provided on this site is owned by or licensed to Pajhwok Afghan News and/or its affiliates (“Pajhwok content”) and protected by international copyright laws.

Pajhwok Afghan News grants subscribers a limited license to access and make personal use of this content, subject to the Terms.

Pajhwok Afghan News retains all proprietary rights to Pajhwok content. Pajhwok content may not be reproduced, transmitted or distributed without the prior written consent of Pajhwok Afghan News, except under the following fair use principles:

-You may publish online, share with others, or forward to others using the tools provided on, specifically the original headline and first 140 characters of an article with a link to the original article.

-You may publish online or forward to others quotations or excerpts from Pajhwok content of 30 words or less, credited to Pajhwok, and including a hyperlink back to the site.

-Individuals may download and print extracts from the content and make single copies of these on paper for your own personal and non-commercial use only.

Specifically prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

-You may not use content original to Pajhwok, including any information reported by Pajhwok staff, without attributing it to Pajhwok.

-You may not download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on

-You may not frame, harvest, scrape, data mine, or use such automated or manual techniques to monitor, enclose, copy or capture any content, logo or other proprietary information of Pajhwok Afghan News without express written consent from Pajhwok.

-You may not create any a product or service that reduces the need for users or other third parties to pay for Pajhwok content directly, or which creates revenue from the Pajhwok content to the detriment of Pajhwok’s own ability to generate revenues from that content.

Specifically, you may not create, republish or redistribute more than ten summaries in aggregate each day, each one sourced from a different article that is published on the same day you create the summary.

-You may not reproduce any part of or the material or transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have given you written permission to do so.

-You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Pajhwok’s name, icon or logos without the express written consent of Pajhwok Afghan News.

If you wish to use our content other than as permitted by these Terms of Use and Service, then you need a license to do so. If you operate a news aggregation service that charges a subscription fee to its users, then you need to contact us directly to discuss your licensing requirements.

We may be willing to allow you to distribute or reproduce other parts of or the material in certain circumstances. Please contact us if you wish to apply for permission to do so.

Pajhwok reserves the right to monitor the use of the Service by the Individual to ensure the Individual Licensee is in compliance with the Terms and Conditions.

Any unauthorized use terminates the license granted by Pajhwok Afghan News.

If Pajhwok notifies you that it believes you are creating, republishing or redistributing summaries outside of these parameters, you shall immediately cease doing so and your rights to create summaries shall be regarded as having been withdrawn, unless/until Pajhwok reaches an agreement with you regarding your use of Pajhwok content.

Disclaimer of liability

Pajhwok Afghan News will make reasonable efforts to develop and operate with professional skill and care, and will make reasonable efforts to correct any errors or faults as it is made aware of them.

We will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the material or any part of it (except for death or personal injury attributable to our negligence and to the extent permitted at law).

You can access other sites via links from These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning or the material. In particular, we do not warrant that or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation.

We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

If you want to advertise on, please email the sales team at

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