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Death of 128 Journalists Over Two Decades in Afghanistan

Bayan News – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) states that since 2001, a total of 128 journalists and media workers have been killed in Afghanistan.

In a message commemorating the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, UNAMA today, on Thursday (November 2), added that among the slain journalists, 20 were women.

According to UNAMA, only less than ten percent of the crimes against journalists in Afghanistan have resulted in justice being served.

UNAMA’s message stated that the majority of crimes against journalists in Afghanistan have yet to be addressed.

The UNAMA Office emphasizes the need to increase efforts to protect and support journalists.

Meanwhile, yesterday, the Afghanistan Journalists Center also released a report stating that with the resurgence of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, three journalists and media workers have lost their lives in the country. This is considered a significant setback in terms of journalist protection compared to previous years.

The center has called on the Kabul caretaker government to lift the severe restrictions imposed on media and journalists that have facilitated an environment of violence.

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