Afghan Journalists Safety Committee has issued a statement saying that they have recorded two cases of violence in Sunday’s elections. The committee has monitored journalist safety and behaviour of IEC as well as officials.
The recorded cases of violence included one in which a journalist was kidnapped by a candidate in Kapisa and another in which the journalist was intimidated by candidates.
“Despite our deep concerns about the safety of journalists during the election day, we are very pleased to see that there were few incidents of violence against journalists. We admire the efforts and collaboration of the security forces as well as the election workers, including the candidates and their supporters for collaborating with journalists so that they can cover the election day and convey the facts to the public”, said Najib Sharifi, Director of AJSC.
AJSC has assured that they will continue to monitor the situation in the following days as well ensure safety of journalists.