(ConservativeHub.com) – American news reporters and analysts have faced growing animosity in recent years amid mounting concerns about fake news. The rise of media bias and cancel culture has fed into growing unease about journalists and the organizations that employ them. However, recent events in Afghanistan have turned reporting the news into a life-and-death situation.
The Associated Press reported on March 3 that three Afghan journalists working for a local television station were killed this week. Unidentified gunmen targeted them as they left work. All had recently finished school; one was 20 years old, and the other two were 21.
— Rahmat Gul (@aprahmati) March 3, 2021
The women were the latest casualties in a recent campaign against journalists in a country already considered to be one of the world’s most dangerous places to report the news. Fifteen media workers have been killed in the last six months as tensions continue to mount between journalists, militants, and the government.
Of particular concern is the fact the assailants remain anonymous in several instances. Many journalists have taken to censoring their own articles to avoid ruffling any feathers. The head of the nation’s journalistic safety committee has predicted that the killings will continue for now.
We’ll keep you updated on future developments in this ongoing situation.
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