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Afghan journalists facing harassment under Taliban regime: RSF

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

Journalists without Borders (RSF) on Friday, February 4 in a statement said that media workers and journalists have repeatedly been harassed in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime.

RSF in the statement said that the Taliban’s intelligence agency-General the Directorate of Intelligence (GDI)- and the Ministry of promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice are directly involved in the harassment of Afghan journalists.

The Paris-based organization condemned the surge in threats, summons, interrogation, and arbitrary arrest of Afghan journalists, especially in the past two months.

“Since the Taliban takeover on August 15, 50 Afghan journalists have been detained for short time or arrested by the police of GDI. These arrests which are also accompanied by violence have also lasted for a week.” Reads the statement of RSF.

The RSF claims that these journalists are usually those who have covered women’s protests on the street.

The report a come a day before the spokesperson of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Zabiullah Mujahid said that they are committed to freedom of speech and media and have also asked the Afghan media to respect the law of media in Afghanistan.

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