Protecting Afghan civilians means protecting journalists too

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Pernille Dahler Kardel (left) speaking to Mohammad Hamed Haleem . Photo: UNAMA

Protecting Afghan civilians means protecting journalists too and monitoring their safety, according to the deputy head of the UN Mission in the country (UNAMA).

Pernille Dahler Kardel, was speaking on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, marked each 2 November, and said it was time for the government to follow through on its pledges to protect media workers.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the "courage of all media personnel who put their lives on the line for the sake of truth."

Ms Kardel told Hamed Haleemi that a "free and vibrant" press was essential to any society.

Duration: 2'42"

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