UNESCO Concerned about Increasing Casualties of Journalists in War-Affected Countries

Bayan News – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has expressed concern in its annual report about the increasing casualties of journalists in war-affected countries.

The organization stated today, Thursday (December 20), that in the current year, 65 journalists have been killed in war-affected countries, including two journalists in Afghanistan.

UNESCO added that the number of journalist fatalities in war-affected countries has doubled compared to the past three years.

This report is being published while the forces of the Kabul interim government have detained several journalists on various charges over the past two years.

However, some Afghan journalists have been released after spending several months in prison.

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