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UNAMA Records Over 200 Reporter Human Rights Abuses Since Taliban Took Control

(MENAFN- Khaama Press)

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists reported that since August 2021, it has recorded over 200 human rights breaches of reporters.

On the occasion of the International Day to End of Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Wednesday, November 2, UNAMA wrote in a tweet that this unprecedented number includes
arbitrary arrests, maltreatment, threats, and intimidation.

The UNAMA office further stated that
the Afghan
media is in“peril” and called for the media in Afghanistan to be protected and that impunity to be ended.

In addition, Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, stated that more than 70 journalists have died this year as a result of their job.

Additionally, according to Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, over 70 journalists have passed away this year as a direct result of their work because they were merely performing their vital role as journalists in society.

This morning, he stated that the vast majority of journalist murder cases have not been looked into, remaining unsolved.

“We must end the common culture of impunity and enable journalists to do their essential work,” Guterres wrote on his Twitter handle.

Even though there have been fewer documented murders of journalists and media workers since the Taliban assumed power, the Taliban have nonetheless put severe limitations on the press, while also threatening and
detaining journalists.

The majority of Afghan journalists have lost their jobs or left the country since the Taliban took power, and about half of the country's media outlets have been shut down.

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).


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