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Taliban threatening journalists to bite their tongue, 318 Afghan media houses closed since coming to power

In keeping with the IFJ, 72% of journalists who misplaced their jobs have been ladies. At current 243 ladies are nonetheless employed. “If immediate steps are not taken to address the media situation in the country, only a certain number of media organizations will be active in Afghanistan in the near future,” Tolo News quoted Huztollah Mujadidi, the top of Afghan impartial journalists, as saying.

“We call on the international community to invest in the media to protect the process of access to information in the current Afghan situation,” mentioned Hafizullah Barakzai, head of the Afghanistan Journalists Council. “If the restrictions imposed on the media remain in place, media organizations will stop functioning and collapse,” mentioned Samiullah Pam, a journalist.
“We call on the international community to seriously consider the situation in the Afghan media. We call on the government to assist the media in accessing information,” mentioned journalist Naseem.

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