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Violence against Correspondents Increases: Nai

(Last Updated On: February 8, 2015)


Nai Supporting Open Society in Afghanistan has warned that if the perpetrators of the violence cases against correspondents don’t be executed, freedom of speech will be jeopardized.

Officials in Nai main office have accused Afghan security officials for breaking laws hundred times.

Two Afghan journalists Ilias Mosavi and Jamshid Hakak have been beaten recently by the Police forces in Herat Province.

Nai officials have expressed their deep concerns over the ongoing violence against the correspondents and declared beating the journalists is a crime mentioned in code of sentence of Afghanistan.

Head of Nai Support Open Media in Afghanistan Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar said,” we demand the Minister of interior Affairs to officially pursue the case and sentence the perpetrators of the case.”

MoI spokesman Sediq Sediqee urged that we will not accept any violence against correspondents demanded both Police forces and correspondents should push through to decrease violence in the society.

Nai Officials believed that increasing of violence against correspondents and media family members will limit the plat form for accessing information.

They also claimed that insecurity has also caused correspondents to respect the self censorships during their activities.

Afghanistan National Unity Government had promised to bring Nation and Government closer to each other but it seems that the NUG has failed to do that but also couldn’t prevent increasing of violence against correspondents.

Based on the estimation of the correspondent’s institutions, 2014 has been the bloodiest year for the Afghan media family members where 130 correspondents have been violated.

Reported By : Noorullah Shayan


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