HRW says Taliban intelligence officials have made death threats against journalists

by Mohammad Sina Azimi

Human Rights Watch reports that Taliban intelligence officials have made death threats against journalists, and requested journalists to submit all reports for approval before publication.

This organization adds that Taliban officials imposing new strict media regulations, have made threats against journalists.

According to this report Taliban in different parts of Afghanistan have made death threats against journalists, and requested them to submit all reports for approval before publication.

Imposing new strict media guidance have caused many problems to journalists as well. In some areas Taliban entering media offices have warned journalists not to use the words as ”Taliban” and ”suicide bombers” and said to use “Islamic Emirate” and “martyrs” instead.

This organization also says that Taliban have warned some journalists not to make reports against them.

Meanwhile, Taliban’s ministry for the promotion of virtue and prevention of vce prohibited broadcasting any movies deemed to be “against Islamic or Afghan values,” along with soap operas and dramas featuring women actors.

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