(MENAFN- Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KABUL - Afghanistan has joined the 35-country Media Freedom Coalition, working together to advocate for media freedom and the safety of journalists.
Vice-President Sarwar Danish signed the Global Pledge on Media Freedom on behalf of the Afghan government on Tuesday, a joint statement from UK and Canadian embassies said.
'By signing the Pledge, Afghanistan has made the commitment to take action to improve the media freedom environment and the safety of journalists both at home and overseas, the statement added.
By inking the pledge, Afghanistan has joined the Media Freedom Coalition, a partnership of 35 countries advocating for media freedom and journalists' safety.
Since 2018, the UK and Canada have been co-leading the Global Campaign for Media Freedom. The campaign seeks to shine a spotlight on media freedom and raise the cost to those abusing it.
Journalists and media organisations around the globe are being haunted by restrictive laws, punitive legal measures and physical violence. 'Too often, they pay for their commitment with their lives.
The UK and Canadian governments congratulated Afghanistan on signing the pledge and said to working in partnership to defend media freedom. (Pajhwok)
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