More Than 100 Afghan Journalists Fled Country Since 2015

More than 100 Afghan journalists have left the country since early 2015 seeking asylum abroad, the Pajhwok news agency said on Wednesday.

The report said that 77 journalists from Kabul and 31 from provincial areas have fled the country.

Sadiqullah Tawhidi, head of a media advocacy group, said that Taliban threats against the media and a general sense of insecurity were the main reasons for their leaving.

“More media workers have been leaving the country since the Taliban attacked the Tolo TV bus in Kabul in January,” he said.

The Taliban declared the local television station a military target in October because of its anti-jihad coverage.

The attack on the bus left seven employees dead and 23 civilians wounded. (dpa/NAN)

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