Farzana Ayoubi, a woman journalist, must work as a vendor on a Kabul street due to economic problems in order to support her three-member family.
Mrs. Ayoubi said that she became jobless after the rapid political change in Afghanistan.
“With the closure of some media organizations, journalists became jobless and I was forced to work as a vendor as they don’t allow us (women) to work,” she said.
She called on the international community and media watchdogs to pay attention to the problems of the media family in Afghanistan.
“The international community and the media watchdogs should consider our situation,” she said.
Ayoubi, 27, worked at several media organizations in Afghanistan.
Officials of the media watchdog organizations said that they have been trying to resolve the problems of the Afghan journalists.
“I call on the international organizations and countries supporting the media to pay serious attention to the media in Afghanistan," said Hujatullah Mujadid, a member of the Afghan Journalists’ Federation.
“When the political changes came to Afghanistan, the media family was severely damaged. The journalists unfortunately engaged in hazardous work, and working as vendors on the streets, ” said Masrror Lutfi, head of Afghanistan’s National Journalists' Union.
This comes as the UN and other humanitarian organizations expressed concerns over the severe economical crisis ahead of a cold winter in Afghanistan.
The citizens urged the current government to take major steps in countering poverty in the country.