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Female Journalists in Herat Claim Threats Have Increased

Female Journalists in Herat  Claim Threats Have Increased

HERAT - Female journalists in Herat province are concerned about a lack of security and say threats against them are increasing.
They cite an “increase of extremism" as the main cause.
The concerns have been raised as Mawlawi Mujibur Rahman Ansari, head of Herat’s Gazargah mosque, refused to allow female journalists from covering a recent press conference.
Recently a female correspondent was injured by a knife by attack from an unknown assailant in Herat province.
Hasina Azimi, a female correspondent in Herat province, said the main difficulty for her in her work is the lack of security.
“These concerns exist for all women who are working outside the home. When some people say that women should stay in the home, it means that every woman is not allowed to go out, and such statements by extremists can increase reactions,” added Azimi. (TOLO NEWS)