• publish: 17 January 2022
  • time: 8:45 am
  • category: Social
  • No: 20548

More than 90 percent of journalists lack media coverage independence

After the Taliban takeover, 90 percent of journalists in Afghanistan lost their ability to cover the news events independently.

A recent survey by National Union of Afghanistan’s Journalists showed there is no clear legal documents and guidelines by the Islamic Emirate for media coverages that has put media and Afghan journalists in great trouble.

Head of the union Msroor Lutfi said that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has promised not to cause troubles for male and female journalists and the situation is also getting better in Kabul but provinces still have the problem of access to information.

Members of the union also said that lack of the document and guidelines has led to a lack of access to information that will definitely lead to the collapse of the Afghan media outlets.

They said that after the Taliban takeover, the life of Afghan journalists is getting worse day by day and more restrictions are being imposed on access to information.

The union said that during the past twenty years there was a legal document for the activities of media in Afghanistan that had facilitated media coverage and access to information.

It comes as more than 70% of Afghan media have close due to economic woes after the Taliban takeover on August 15 last year.

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