Following the assassinations, this time Mr. Rahmatullah Nekzad, Associated Press journalist was shot dead by armed men on Monday evening in the first day of the 2021. The incident took place in PD 1 when he was on his way to mosque.

The recent incidents against journalists in the country determine that the government has failed to assure journalists’ safety, therefore the enemies everyday target journalists.

Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan insistently calls on the government to respond to the legitimate demands of the journalistic community, which is to ensure the safety of journalists and media workers.

If the legitimate demand of the Afghan media community is not fulfilled properly, we will have to resort to actions which can harm the government’s interests.

We urge the international community to do something in consideration to the presence of its forces in Afghanistan to share threatening information, as well as to investigate the security threats that journalists struggle with.”