In Afghanistan, the Taliban have arrested four journalists. According to local media, these are directors of various radio and television stations in the province of Khost in the east of the country.
The Afghanistan Journalists Center organization demands their immediate and unconditional release.
According to the authorities, the men have not been arrested but have been summoned to an important meeting. That’s what they told Tolonews.
The United Nations recently pointed out that freedom of the press is severely restricted under the Taliban. Since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021, journalists have faced a climate of fear and intimidation, the UN said.
According to the Reporters Without Borders ranking, Afghanistan is ranked 152nd out of 180 this year, up from 122nd three years ago, the year before the Taliban came to power. According to the AFJ, 94 journalists were arrested in Afghanistan last year.