By: Rukhshana Media
In a statement on World Television Day, Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) says that 54 out of 137 television channels have halted their operations in the country and over 1700 people, including 355 women have lost their jobs after August 15 last year.
According to the AIJA, 83 local and national TV channels are active in the country.
AIJA does not explain the reasons behind their collapse, but the Taliban has imposed extensive restrictions on media and journalists since they regained power in Afghanistan.
According to the statement, 20 television stations in Kabul and 63 other stations broadcast in the provinces of the country.
In addition, the Taliban forces stormed the office of several television channels in the first days of their takeover of Afghanistan, including Afghanistan TV, and forced its employees to apologize for publishing anti-Taliban news with violence and threats.
One of its employees, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Rukhshana Media that the TV channel stopped its operation after the Taliban stormed their office.
According to him, their office was surrounded by the Taliban nearly for two months and his colleagues were threatened and beaten for unknown reasons.
The Taliban have arrested, beaten, tortured, and even imprisoned dozens of journalists for unknown reasons in the past year and so.