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Journalists’ safety urged as deadly day for media remembered

Journalists’ safety urged as deadly day for media remembered

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Apr 30, 2019 - 16:07

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Journalists Coordination Committee on Tuesday remembered last year’s deadly incident on this day, when nine journalists were killed in an attack in Kabul, and asked the conflicting parties to pay attention to the safety of journalists.

Thirty people, including nine journalists were killed, in a militant attack in Shash Darak area of capital Kabul last year. Forty-eight more people were wounded in the bombing claimed by Daesh.

Yar Mohammad Tokhi, Shah Mari Faizi, Ferishta Muharam Durrani, Sabawon Karkar were among nine journalists who lost their lives in the attack.

The Journalist Coordination Council and tens of other journalists recalled the last year’s incident and held a gathering in the Shahr-i-Naw Park.

They demanded the government investigate cases of violence against journalists and punish perpetrators behind these incidents.

In a statement, the Journalist Coordination Committee asked the government to pay attention to the martyrs’ families and expressed their disappointment that names of the martyrs were used for personal gains and advantages.

The statement said the continuation of fighting had affected many aspects of life and hampered media and freedom of expression as well.

Stressing protection of the past 18-years gains, they demanded the peace negotiators consider the principle of freedom of expression during peace talks.

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