The world has a responsibility to take action to defend Afghan journalists.
Kabul, August 30 (RHC) Afghan journalists, photographers and photographers have sent a message to the United Nations, human rights organizations and international bodies that support the media, asking for protection from threats.
Bearing in mind the growing challenges and threats faced by media professionals, as well as their families and property, we urge the United Nations and donor countries to take action to save our lives and the lives of our families. The letter was signed by 150 journalists.
The media professionals stressed that the world must not only look back and look at the situation, but also have a responsibility to take action to defend Afghan journalists who have worked tirelessly for the past two decades for freedom of expression.
We live in a state of uncertainty. We do not know what will happen to us and our future. The document says that the nations of the world must listen to our voices.
The message comes after the collapse of the Afghan government on August 15 after the Taliban entered Kabul; Since then, many reporters and media professionals, mostly women, have stopped working and live in uncertainty. (Source:PL)
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