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Speaking at a gathering marking the International Day to End Impunity in Kabul, AFJC head Ahmad Quraishi said killing journalists in last resort to censorship and the culture of impunity posed a serious threat to freedom of expression and independent media.
According to AFJC, similar gatherings were held in Balkh, Herat, Helmand, Kandahar, Khost, Nangarhar, Parwan and Baghlan.
In a statement, AFJC said the increasing violence against journalists raised serious concerns about their safety and the press freedom at a time when the presidential elections were approaching and international troops preparing to leave.
AFJC said its findings showed violence against reporters was increasing amid fears illegal armed groups would resort to further violence in future.
AFJC said it was concerned about post-2014 situation and the government's continued negligence to protect freedom of speech had encouraged illegal armed groups to threaten journalists.
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