Nemat Rawan Wiki – Nemat Rawan Bio
Nemat Rawan was a former Afghan television journalist killed in southern Kandahar city on Thursday, officials said.
He is the Afghan fifth journalist to have been killed this year.
Rawan hosted a popular talk show on the country’s leading broadcaster, Tolo News, before joining the finance ministry as a communications specialist last month.
His age is unclear.
Nemat Rawan Shot Dead
He was “assassinated by unknown gunmen”, Kandahar city police spokesman Jamal Nasir Barekzai told AFP news agency.
“Heartbreaking to hear that a friend and former colleague Nemat Rawan was shot dead in Kandahar city today,” Lotfullah Najafizada, head of Tolo News, posted on Twitter.
No group immediately claimed responsibility, but government officials and Western powers usually blame Taliban insurgents for what they say is a tactic to spread fear while avoiding significant civilian casualties.
On Wednesday, a Taliban spokesman warned that media workers who carry out “biased reporting” would be “held responsible”.
On Thursday, Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the country’s peace council, condemned the Taliban’s threat against the media and “any attempts to silence Afghan journalists”.
Members of Afghanistan’s educated class – including journalists, activists, and judges – have for months been the target of bombings and shootings, forcing many to go into hiding or leave the country.
The killings have escalated since peace talks began last year between the Afghan government and the Taliban, sparking fears that rebels eliminate perceived opponents as negotiations stall.
According to a recent toll from Amnesty International, at least 11 Afghan journalists were killed in 2020, with four more reportedly murdered this year.
In early March, three female media workers were gunned down in the eastern city of Jalalabad.
Around 1,000 Afghan media workers have left their jobs in the past six months, an Afghan journalists’ safety committee said recently.
Afghanistan has long been ranked as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.