53% journalists have misplaced jobs after Taliban took over Afghanistan2 min read
On Saturday (March 18), the Afghanistan National Journalists Union (ANJU) revealed a report, highlighting that 53% of journalists within the nation misplaced their jobs after the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban.
The report additionally identified that over 50% of media shops had shut down operations since August 2021, primarily as a consequence of monetary losses. In a press release, ANJU member Masroor Lutfi stated, “Most media employees have left Afghanistan. The media community is facing several problems.”
He additional added, “It faces economic difficulties, and restrictions have been placed on the media’s activities in Afghanistan. Besides this, the suspension or closure of the protective laws of the media community is a big challenge.”
ANJU revealed the damming report on the event of National Journalists’ Day in Afghanistan on March 18. Several journalists in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan have raised issues about their deteriorating financial situation and lack of entry to info.
A journalist named Mustafa Shahriar advised Tolo News, “We ask government officials and related officials to pay serious attention to the problems of journalists and ensure their safety.”
Another journalist, Raqib Fayaz, lamented, “Twenty-seven of Hoot, the Journalist’s Day, is celebrated when the lack of information access continues to be considered a difficulty and this community is still dealing with major economic issues.”
When Indian liberals had been ‘salivating’ over press convention by the Taliban
Shortly after taking up Afghanistan by pressure in August 2021, the Islamist outfit Taliban held a press convention in Kabul. The left-liberal ecosystem in India was so “impressed” by the press convention that they used it to assault Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A collection of tweets popped up on the micro-blogging platform, shaming PM Modi for not holding a press convention since he assumed workplace in 2014.
Tweet by alleged comic Aditi. Source: Twitter
Tweet by alleged activist Gurmeher Kaur. Source: Twitter
Tweet by Michael Kugelman. Source: Twitter
Tweet by alleged journalist Richa Singh. Source: Twitter
For Indian ‘liberals’, the Taliban is healthier than the Indian Prime Minister as a result of they held a press convention.
Prime Minister Modi since he got here to energy first in 2014 has been interacting with the individuals of India by his radio programme Mann Ki Baat. He often posts updates on social media websites as properly. However, since he ‘has not held press conference’, the Taliban is healthier.