The Committee to Protect Journalists, a media watchdog, expressed concern over the situation of Afghan journalists, saying that hundreds of journalists have recently fled the country.
According to the CPJ, some journalists have recently been detained or beaten in Afghanistan.
The committee said that there has been no justice for the 17 journalists who were killed in Afghanistan during the past ten years.
“Taliban leaders appear even less likely than Afghanistan’s previous government to respond to local and international calls to end the country’s culture of impunity for crimes against journalists,” the New York-based media rights group said.
“After the recent evolution in Afghanistan, the cases of violence against journalists have increased. This issue is concerning to the Afghanistan National Journalists Union,” said, Masrror Lutfi, head of the ANJU.
But the deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, Bilal Karimi, denied the report of the CPJ.
“Sometimes when some exceptional cases happened, we investigated them and will investigate them,” he added.
Based on the committee’s study, 278 journalists were killed within the past ten years worldwide.