New Taliban threat against Afghan media

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest Taliban threat against the media in Afghanistan. Receive email alerts “We once again warn all parties to the conflict, both state and non-state actors, and remind them of their obligations as regards the protection of journalists,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Afghanistan desk. “Attacks on civilian targets, including media and journalists, constitute war crimes. We will hold Taliban delegations abroad, including their office in Doha, to account for every Taliban attack on journalists and media.” AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Media independence Armed conflictsPredatorsViolenceJihadism RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Media independence Armed conflictsPredatorsViolenceJihadism Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News News  Afghanistan is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. According to RSF’s tally, a total of 36 journalists and media workers have been killed in Afghanistan since the start of 2016 in attacks by the Taliban and Islamic State (Daesh), the country two leading press freedom predators. This is not the first Taliban threat against the media. In a communiqué issued on 12 October 2015, they described Afghanistan’s two biggest privately-owned TV stations, Tolo TV and TV1, as “military targets.” The “consequence” came on 20 January 2016 in the form of the suicide bombing of a Kabura production company bus that killed seven Moby Group employees who worked at Tolo TV. RSF regards the Taliban as enemies of the press. Their goal is to create news and information black holes, and they have done this in the areas they control. Help by sharing this information center_img June 20, 2018 New Taliban threat against Afghan media News to go further March 11, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Organisation News May 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Afghanistan A communiqué was issued after the bombing of “voice of Sharia,” a Taliban propaganda outlet in the central province of Ghazni, by US-led coalition aircraft on 10 June: “Media financed by the occupiers will pay the consequences of the incorrect behaviour towards the Mujahedeen (Taliban) if it does not stop quickly,” the communiqué posted on the Taliban website on 12 June said. Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img

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