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TV channel reporter beaten by public representative

TV channel reporter beaten by public representative

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Nov 30, 2015 - 12:40

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in northeastern Badakhshan province said on Monday they were investigating the beating of a private television channel’s reporter.

At least one person was killed and two others were slightly injuredon Sunday in firing on people receiving aid provided by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to a doctor at the provincial hospital, three wounded people were shifted to the hospital. One old man succumbed to his injuries later on, said Ahmad Navid Frotan, the governor’s spokesman.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Munir Hamidi, in charge of Mehar Television channel, said he was beaten up by a provincial council member who wanted move the aid to another place.

The Journalist Protection Committee (JPC) condemned the incident and asked provincial officials to investigate the issue and inform the reporter’sfamily of their findings.

But the governor’s spokesman said he had no information about the incident involving the TV reporter. The journalist had not contacted them so far, Frotan added.

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