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Journalism under risk in Taliban’s ”Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan”

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Debashis Jena
Debashis Jena
A Nationalist| Loves Gathering Info. On Politics and Diplomacy | Aimed To be A Journalist In Future.

After 20 years of armed and well equiped battle against Taliban now Afghanistan is watching it’s bad days. Everyday civilians are being tortured physically, many ex-officials of Afghanistan’s government agencies and activists are being detained from their houses without providing any details to their family members. Such dictatorship is not only limited to civilians or ex-oficials or any activists but also imposed on journalists.

After the promoters of “Sharia” law came to power Freedom of Press seems to be a matter of subject to market risk in Afghanistan. As per reports published by RSF(Reporters Without Borders) Afghanistan’s media seems to be totally changed under Taliban Government. According to surveys by Afghans Independent Journalists Association nearly 50% of media outlets have been shut down under Taliban’s government. By this 60% of journalists and 80% of female journalists have lost their jobs. Before Taliban’s take over of power 543 media outlets were operating in Afghanistan out of which only 312 were operating during the month of November. Before coming to power Taliban’s ex-spokesperson Mr. Suhail Shaheen gave thousands of interviews to media and made huge promises, during interviews he told that Taliban is highly concerned about Women Rights and Freedom of Press. Here the situation on ground is totally different from the scripted answers of Taliban’s ex-spokesperson during interviews.

The numbers are enough to put a question mark on Taliban’s credibility. If arbitrariness of Taliban government against media continues the way it is then Taliban’s dictatorship will be more worst than that of Adolf Hitler and after watching it’s bad days Afghanistan will move towards the 7th Century Islam which is not a good symptom for a developing country

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Debashis Jena
Debashis Jena
A Nationalist| Loves Gathering Info. On Politics and Diplomacy | Aimed To be A Journalist In Future.
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