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NAI calls “safeguard” to protect Afghan Journalists

(Last Updated On: January 18, 2015)

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NAI – Afghan Agency supporting open media in Afghanistan in response to the death of an Afghan reporter declared that if the government does not support journalists, 2015 will be deadliest than 2014.

Sediqullah Tawhidi, Chairman of NAI Organization said,” We witness death of a journalist in the initial days of 2015, the government must care about the journalists status so we do not experience the same tragedy as in 2014”.

Tawhidi further asked the National Unity Government to take serious measures to ensure the safety of journalists in order to accelerate the “Freedom of Expression and Media” in Afghanistan.

Aqil Waqar who was a political presenter for Spinghar Radio Network in Batikot district of Jalalabad City, killed by unknown gunmen two days ago in Nengarhar province.

2014 was the deadliest year for Afghan Journalists; the last bloody incident occurred was death of Zubair Hatami, a cameraman who was killed in a suicide attack in Isteqlal High School.

Reported By: Farahnaz Frotan

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