Committee to Protect Journalists Slams Harassment of Journalists During Women’s March

Kabul – The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) called on the Taliban to probe the harassment of journalists for covering up a women’s protest in Kabul.

Women staged a protest in Kabul on Thursday (October 21st) that turned violent by Taliban forces.

During the protest, several journalists were also beaten by Taliban forces, according to images posted on social media.

The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) has now said that women protested under the slogan “Poverty, Unemployment and Hunger”. According to the group, Taliban security personnel beat up and insulted journalists while reporting on the protests.

During the march, women demanded the reopening of girls’ schools. They chanted that education should not be politicized. Women also protested against unemployment and poverty.

For the umpteenth time since the formation of the interim government by the Taliban, women have protested in the capital and some provinces. Violence against protesters and journalists was reported during the protests.

The committee urges the Taliban to investigate this issue in the light of the law and to take special measures to ensure the safety of journalists.

The group also said that a total of 18 cases of violence and threats against journalists were recorded and investigated last week.