The media in Afghanistan has voiced concerns over increased attacks on the freedom of expression. The head of the Afghan Independent Journalists Association Hujatullah Mujadid said the increased restrictions was a major violation of rights.
“We are celebrating May 3 as more than 40 per cent of our media outlets have been closed. Around 80 per cent of women and 60 per cent of male journalists lost their jobs.”
“The situation has also affected the content of our media organization,” he said on World Press Freedom Day. “Access to information and the formation of the Commission of Media Violation could reduce the problems with which the journalists are struggling right now,” said a member of the Afghanistan Journalists Federation.
Meer Ali Azghar Akbarzada said several media outlets have closed down in Afghanistan due to the increased cases. The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned the increased cases of curtailing media freedom, particularly since the Taliban took over.