55 journalists killed in Afghanistan in four years
Kabul, Executive director of the Free Media Support Office of Afghanistan, known as the Ney, announced that over the past four years, 55 journalists have been killed in the country in the era after the National Unity Government.
Majid Kholotgar added in Kabul's press conference on Monday that, on average, during every year of Afghan National Unity Government 13 journalists have been killed, a worrying increase compared to the previous government, the first since the fall of the Taliban.
Kholotgar said that a total of 44 journalists were killed in Afghanistan during Hamid Karzai's government, which lasted more than 10 years, but now in four years it has hit 55, which is quadrupled by the time.
Referring to a suicide attack on Wednesday, September 5th, in a journalist gathering in the west of Kabul city said journalists were deliberately targeted and terrorists considered the media and journalists to be their recognized enemies, and it is the government's responsibility to protect journalists' security.
According to a report of an entity centered in Geneva who supports Swiss, which announces casualties for journalists every six months, Afghanistan is the most dangerous country for reporters.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA