132 cases of violence against journalists in the country in 2020
The annual report of the Committee to Protect Afghan Journalists reports a 26 percent increase in violence against journalists in the country by 2020.
The Committee to Protect Afghan Journalists (ANCS) has released its annual report on the general situation of journalists in 2020 out of 132 cases of violence against journalists. They have directly targeted the country’s media.
According to the committee, in 2020, 132 cases of violence against journalists were recorded, including beatings, kidnappings, various forms of threats, robberies, and illegal treatment of journalists and media workers. Compared to 2019, it has increased by 26 percent, and in 2019, 105 cases of violence against journalists were recorded.
The Committee to Protect Afghan Journalists says seven journalists and media workers were killed in 2020, with five killed in targeted assassinations and two in a landmine explosion, and ten killed by 2020. Journalists have been beaten and 47 journalists have been threatened, 28 journalists have been mistreated, 13 journalists and media workers have been ill-treated, seven journalists have been abducted and two are Their work equipment has been stolen, and the Taliban and ISIk have been responsible for most of the violence.
Najib Sharifi, chairman of the Committee to Protect Afghan Journalists in Pabond, said violence against Afghan journalists had led to an increase in targeted attacks and assassinations on journalists by the end of 2020 and a widespread panic among journalists and media workers but described all threats. Journalists and the media bravely carry out the work of informing and fulfilling their mission in the sacred field of journalism.
Reporters Without Borders has previously said that Afghanistan is a dangerous country for journalists and the media.
Reporter: Qodsiah Ishaqazi