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Reporters Still Not Safe: NAI

(Last Updated On: August 5, 2014)


NAI, agency supporting open media in Afghanistan, has expressed deep concerns about the life and job safety of reporters.

NAI officials said Tuesday that the security issues and continued fighting between the forces and militants have jeopardized more the safety of journalists.

These concerns were made after a news reporter working for a local news agency was shot by gunfire. Azizullah Hamdard, the Pajhwok reporter is injured now.

The reporters strongly condemned the attack on Hamdard and voiced fear about increase in the level of violence against journalists.

“The working space for reporters is getting limited. When the reporters leave their homes, they are unsure whether they return home alive,” a reporter said.

The NIA director, Siddiqullah Tawhidi, said regulations had been already drafted for the safety of reporters but they are yet to be approved.

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