February, 06, 2019
The Center for Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ) strongly condemns armed attack on the Hamsada Radio Station in Takhar province and killing two of its journalists, denouncing it as an inhumane crime.
Farida Nekzad, head of the Center for Protection of Afghan Women Journalists in a statement, expressed her condolences and sympathies to the personnel of the radio channel and media family over the martyrdom of two colleagues, wishing paradise for the martyrs.
“Attack on the media outlets means attack on the freedom of speech. But the terrorists should be aware that such inhumane and anti-Islamic attacks cannot silence the loud voice of the media,” Mrs. Nekzad said.
A number of unknown armed men stormed the Radio Hamsada (Unisonant) office on Tuesday evening in Taloqan city, the provincial capital of the northern province of Takhar. Shafiq Aria, journalist and Rahimollah, producer in the local channel were martyred during the attack.
The reason of the attack is not clear and nobody has claimed responsibility.
2018 was the deadliest year for journalists and media workers, during which 20 media personnel were killed.
Leading Board of the Center for Protection of Afghan Women Journalists