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Nearly 80% of Afghan journalists changed their profession to survive

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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’ Foundation of Afghanistan said that Afghan Journalists are going through the worst economic situation as 79% of them have lost their jobs and resorted to other professions to make money and survive.

The foundation has assessed the lives of Afghan journalists in the past one and a half months and found that they are living the worst life due to the fragile economic situation.

Prior to that, statistics have shown that up to 75 percent of media in Afghanistan have been shut due to financial woes.

Findings of the Foundation indicate that 91% of Afghan journalists are satisfied from having chosen the profession while only 8 percent are not happy.

462 Afghan journalists across Afghanistan have taken part in the survey among them were 390 male and 72 female.

The Foundation called on the International Community and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to address the economic situation of the Afghan journalists.

It comes as journalists’ advocates in Afghanistan have always been criticized upon as they misused their positions during the past two decades for their self-interest and now left Afghanistan without doing much to journalists.

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