Taliban Register Journalists in Database: Safety Concerns Arise
Amid concerns about the safety of journalists, the Taliban’s Ministry of Information and Culture has recently decided to register the information of journalists in Afghanistan in their database and distribute identification cards to them.
This decision was made on Monday, during a leadership administrative meeting of the Taliban’s Ministry of Information and Culture.
Khirullah Khairkhah, the acting minister of this ministry, said that no other government entity has the right to interfere directly in media affairs except for the Ministry of Information and Culture.
Meanwhile, the Taliban’s decision has raised concerns about the safety of journalists.
Some journalists say that registering their information with the Taliban’s Ministry of Information and Culture will increase security threats against them.
This decision is made since Taliban took control of Afghanistan, and many journalists have been threatened, arrested, and tortured.