Abandoned in Afghanistan: TV News Anchor Journalist
Jan Mohammad Momand of SHAMSHAD TV says reporters are in 'serious danger' from Taliban
I am an Afghan journalist. You are well aware of the situation here in Afghanistan, journalists are being beaten and threatened with death every day. There is no more freedom of speech. Reporting here is as hard as walking on a minefield.
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Thousands of Afghan journalists and media workers fled to the United States. But hundreds of journalists who have worked in the media for years and are in serious danger are still at large and could be attacked at any moment.
I hope that our voices will be heard by the responsible agencies and you help us with that and let us be able to leave through the newly started evacuation process.
Jan Mohammad Momand, News Text editor & anchor at SHAMSHAD TV
Author’s Note: My “Abandoned in Afghanistan” series is a way to hear directly from the people the U.S. left behind when we evacuated on Aug. 30. Everything you read is intended to be made public. We email or text multiple times to be sure that these stories don’t put them in more danger. I edit for length and clarity.
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