Journalists worry would be censored in post-peace period

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BALKH: Journalists and media activists in northern Balkh province are concerned about their future following a peace settlement with the Taliban, identifying freedom and rights of media as their legal and fundamental demands.


At a meeting organized on Tuesday, they said stressed their concerns should be taken into account by negotiating sides in compliance with the laws of the country and internationally-accepted regulations.


Sajjad Mousavi and Jawad Nabizada, two journalists from Balkh province, said that creating restrictions for journalists was one of their main concerns in the post-settlement period.


Shafi Rahimi a media activist believes that holding peace talks behind closed doors has led to another anxiety for reporters.


It’s pertinent to mention that there are more than 150 media people engaged with various local, national, and international media outlets in Balkh province.