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Working hardships of Women journalists Increased

Afghan journalists’ safety committee, appreciated 65 women journalists and media employees of northern zone.
According to (DID) news agency report, a ceremony to commemorate the work of country’s women journalists was held in Mazar-e-Sharif by Journalists’ safety committee of the country. 65 women journalists and media workers from Northern provinces received citation in this program.

Bashir Ansari, responsible for the safety of journalists committee in north, said: journalism in the north and northeast faced many difficulties, after the fall of Kunduz, and this is far more difficult for women.
Ansari also said that despite difficulties, many women are still working in the media.
“Balkh province has the second rank after Kabul by having the most women reporters in the country,” he added.
But a number women are working as journalist and media employee in other provinces as well.
He said, 10 lady from Faryab, 30 lady from Jawzjan, 20 lady from Samangan and 5 lady from Sar-e-Pul are currently engaged in media activities.

On the other hand, women journalists give notice about existence problems such as lack of job stability, firing media workers regardless of contract, security threats and an incorrect view of some people against women activities.
They say that in some areas even hearing women’s voice on the Radio faces many problems.
However, experts consider that more media work problems damage freedom of speech; on the other hand, in the recent years economic problems has caused termination and reduction in the work of media activities in the country.

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