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Concerns about the situation of journalists, media and freedom of speech in Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban

Concerns about the situation of journalists, media and freedom of speech in Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban

The situation of media and journalists in Afghanistan is extremely worrying.

A number of Afghan journalists in Europe and North America say that during the last year, more than 500 journalists left their duties due to pressure from the Taliban, and about 300 others left the country.

More than 60 journalists have been injured due to physical violence and torture by the Taliban, while nine others have been prosecuted.

According to the announcement of the journalists in exile, these measures have caused women to be almost absent in the media, and national radio and television use only one language to broadcast programs.

The current situation shows the repression of the media and freedom of expression in Afghanistan by the Taliban, who have increased pressure and restrictions after returning to power.