British Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb will allow asylum seekers in the UK media who have been threatened by the Taliban to seek asylum in the country.
“We recognize the courage of the Afghan press Freedom of the press And in protecting human rights. The vibrant Afghan media is one of Afghanistan’s greatest achievements in the last 19 years, which must be celebrated and protected, ”Rob said this Friday. As mentioned above Fur Defender.
These reports are coming after the UK media organizations Defender, Rob and Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote an open letter expressing their concern for the safety of many journalists who have worked for these organizations in Afghanistan.
In that letter, British newspapers and broadcasters “strongly relied on the ability to inform the public about events in Afghanistan over the past two decades.” Loyalty and commitment Afghan journalists, translators and officials.
The letter warned that fighting in Afghanistan was escalating and that there was a “fear of revenge” against “those who worked in British media outlets” as government forces lost control of the Taliban. American and British troops from the country.
“In recent years, the Taliban have been planning a (…) assassination campaign against reporters,” said journalist Helmond Elias Tayyip, who was assassinated last year by a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. Danish Siddique, Was killed in Afghanistan and his body was mutilated in Taliban custody last month, ”the document said.
On Friday, the director of the Afghan government’s media information center was assassinated. Citing the Afghan Ministry of Interior, the company France Press He said the Taliban had shot dead Dawa Khan Menabel, warning the group that it was targeting government figures in retaliation for the escalation of airstrikes in the country.
“We are committed to freedom of expression and the protection of non-partisan journalists, whether they are freelancers or affiliates with the private media (…). New Afghanistan. The policy in this case is clear. I don’t know if journalists in the Kabul administration fall into that category, “said Suhail Shaheen, a Taliban spokesman.
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