Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan last August, data from 15 Afghan media outlets revealed that the number of women journalists associated with them has decreased by 50%, and the media outlets have been downsized.
Pajhwok Afghan News gathered information from 15 print and electronic media outlets during the last 20 days. Aryana TV, Zwandon TV, Tamadon TV, Aryana News, Aina TV, Arzo TV, Noor TV, China Centre, Rahi Farda TV, Ghazal TV, Aryana Radio, Sar Ahan, Ghazal, Daily Anis, and Paik-I-Aftab News Agency all provided the information.
Zahra Nawa, a reporter with Paik-i-Aftab News Agency expressed her displeasure with the current government’s injustice and discrimination against women journalists.
As reported by Pajhwok Afghan News, Nawa has requested the current government to respect the right of free speech and avoid snatching the right of access to information from journalists.