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Journalists in east facing daunting challenges

Journalists in east facing daunting challenges

Dec 25, 2014 - 17:31

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The journalists’ community in the eastern zone on Thursday said they were facing unprecedented challenges and the government should work out a plan to resolve their problems.

The call came at a one-day conference, arranged by the journalist community and attended by a large number of media professionals, officials and locals in Jalalabad, the capital of the province.

Sher Shah Hamdard, the president of journalists’ organisation in the east, told participants that a journalist lived under constant threat. The gathering was aimed at formulating a strategy on how journalists could ensure their safety and report an event impartially.

“Journalists are living under the shadow of death round the clock,” he reiterated, urging the warring parties to allow reporters to discharge their duty honestly and objectively.

Babrak Miakhel, the journalism department head at the Nangarhar University, acknowledged journalists were faced with serious challenges in the east. He asked the journalists to adopt measures to ensure their security.




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