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Local journalist stabbed to death in Uruzgan, Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The Afghanistan Journalists Center reported that “Ehsanullah Pashtoon,” a local journalist in Uruzgan, was killed by stab wounds in the provincial capital.

The organization reported that Ehsanullah Pashtoon was killed around 3:00 PM on Tuesday, June 4, in the “Safid khar” area of Tarinkot, the capital of Uruzgan province, following a “personal conflict.”

According to the Afghanistan Journalists Center, this journalist worked at the local “Shama” radio station and was about 24 years old. His wife and child, who is about one year old, live in Tarinkot, the center of Uruzgan province.

Ehsanullah Wolasmal, the head of Shama Radio, told the Afghanistan Journalists Center that he lost his life due to a personal conflict.

According to him, this conflict occurred after verbal tension between Ehsanullah Pashtoon and some local residents who were his relatives. As a result, Ehsanullah Pashtoon lost his life due to stab wounds.

This comes amid oppressive policies against the media and journalists in Afghanistan have been a significant concern, particularly under the current regime.

Restrictions on press freedom, censorship, and intimidation tactics have increased, limiting journalists’ ability to report freely and safely. These measures have created an environment of fear, leading to self-censorship and the suppression of critical and investigative journalism.

Female journalists face additional challenges due to gender-based discrimination and violence. They are often targeted more aggressively and face threats that can include physical violence, harassment, and even death.

Restrictive societal norms and a lack of legal protection exacerbate their vulnerability, forcing many to leave their profession or country to seek safety.

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