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Journalists Experienced Challenges, Faced Threats in 1395:Nai

(Last Updated On: March 20, 2017 5:55 pm)

1The Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan annual report indicates 395 cases of violence carried out against journalists in the year of 1395, where 8 journalists were killed, saying most of the violence cases were carried by Taliban.

Chief executive of Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan Mujeeb Khalvatgar said, “Most of violence cases were carried out by Taliban against journalists in the year of 1395, after Taliban the Afghan president security guards violated the rest of the cases against correspondents.”

Meanwhile Nai officials have also expressed optimisms over the 12 percent of increasing of female journalist’s presence within the media.

“Despite of security, cultural threats against female journalists, still we see 12 percent of increasing of their presence in media.” Chief executive of Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan Mujeeb Khalvatgar said.

Meanwhile journalists expressed concerns over the continuation of the upcoming challenges.Journalist Emal Walizada said, “After repeated promises for better future of the journalists, we still see the cases of the violence carried out against journalists are forgotten unfortunately.”

At end of the press conference Nai officials declared jobs security, working environment, self-censorship as main barriers for the journalists in some media outlets in Afghanistan.

Reported by:Elaha Omary

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