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Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

Afghanistan's slain journalists were remembered on World Press Freedom Day which is today, days after the deadliest attack on the country's media, since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Ten journalists, including AFP Chief Photographer: Shah Marai, were killed in blasts last Monday, underscoring the dangers faced by the media, as the war-torn country slips deeper into violence. Media workers from Tolo News, One TV, Radio Free Europe and Mashal TV were also among the dead in Kabul.
The deadly assaults have shaken Afghanistan's tight-knit journalist community. Many of them are close friends, as well as colleagues, who look out for one another as they work in an increasingly hostile environment.
Many remain defiant, and are determined to continue their work despite the risks.

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