Press freedom key for democracy, says NATO SCR in Afghanistan

Written by The Frontier Post

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Sir Nicholas Kay has said Press Freedom is key for democracy. He delivered the message on the occasion of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

“NATO in #Afghanistan supports the International Day to #EndImpunity for Crimes Against Journalists. #PressFreedom, is key for democracy,” Ambassador Kay said in a statement posted on Twitter.

This comes as violence against journalism is on the rise in Afghanistan, parallel to growing violence in other sectors including the growing civilian casualties as a result of ongoing conflict.

NAI organization which supports open in Afghanistan reported 96 cases of violence against journalists until the first week of October this year. The latest NAI report includes at least 7 cases in which journalists lost their lives since the beginning of 2019, at least 20 others sustained injuries and 7 others were kidnapped. (Khaama Press)

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