The Taliban quickly overran and took over Afghanistan following United States pull-out. As expected, freedoms have largely declined in the country including press freedoms. Thousands of journalists have lost their jobs, with several media institutions discontinuing operations for security and financial concerns. Ole Tangen Jr had this information in Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt
Selma (name changed) was a journalist and activist living and working in Panjshir province in northeastern Afghanistan. She, like many others, lost her job following the Taliban takeover of the war-ravaged country in August.
After being threatened, she left the region and is now in hiding, selling bolani, a local flat bread, on the streets to survive.
“I worked as a journalist and human rights activist,” said Selma, who asked DW not to reveal her true identity for fear of reprisals. “As you know, women’s rights are strongly related to religious ideologies, so we were always in dispute with extremists. This put us in danger.”
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