KABUL: A media group in Afghanistan says nearly 300 journalists have left the war-torn country in a year over security concerns in one year.
Nai media group that supports open media in Afghanistan in a latest report said 50 to 60 female journalists were among those who have fled the country. The report was launched on the occasion of the World Press Freedom.
Officials of the media group told reporters in Kabul that the journalists risked lives as they were using dangerous routes to reach Europe for a better life.
Head of the Nai group, Siddiqullah Tauhidi some have reached Europe while some are on the way. He urged the gov’t to create a conducive environment for the journalists.
He said Afghan journalists, particularly women, have continued their work despite threats and challenges. He criticized the gov’t for not implementing the access to information law despite its approval.
Afghan media persons routinely face by the intelligence agency, gov’t officials, warlords and the Taliban. NNI