International Federation of Journalists: Taliban Detaining Journalists to Silence Media

Bayan News – The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed concern over the continued detention of journalists by the Taliban and stated that the Taliban is seeking to intimidate and silence the media.

In a recent statement, the IFJ deemed the arbitrary detention of journalists for their activities worrisome and called on the Taliban to address any complaints through the Media Complaints and Violations Commission.

In recent days, the Taliban had detained several journalists, particularly two information circulation reporters and one local journalist from a Japanese newspaper in Kabul.

Although the detained journalists have been released, Taliban officials have not provided any explanation for their detention.

According to published statistics, in 2023, the Taliban committed over 160 violations of journalists’ rights, including 16 cases of detention.

Furthermore, Aminullah Alami, the owner and editor-in-chief of Radio Mamtaz in Faryab, and Sultan Ali Jawadi, the editor-in-chief of Radio Nasim in Daykundi province, have both been sentenced to one year in prison by the Taliban court.

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