As Afghan journalists face increasingly challenging conditions and mounting obstacles in carrying out their work, Blasting News announces its partnership with the World Association of News Publishers’ Afghan Journalist Appeal.
Blasting News has made both a financial commitment to the Afghan Media Support Fund to help sustain the immediate needs and evacuation of journalists and their families inside Afghanistan, as well as pledging to engage resettled Afghan journalists to write for a dedicated vertical channel on conditions inside Afghanistan in particular. The vertical will be funded for 12 months with a total budget of up to 18,000 USD.
“Afghan journalists and their freedom are at risk now more than ever,” said Angelo Paura, Head of Content for Blasting News.
“The journalistic community must do its utmost to support and defend our colleagues, both to help save their lives and to help share their unique and increasingly threatened lens into one of the most devastating humanitarian crises of our time.”
“The support of Blasting News is a remarkable act of generosity in the service of each and for the good of all,” said WAN-IFRA CEO, Vincent Peyrègne. “Freedom of the press is fragile and concerns us all. Solidarity between those who are privileged to enjoy it and those who are deprived of it is essential to the defense of basic human rights. Afghanistan needs international solidarity to prevent the extinction of Afghan journalism. We thank Blasting News and all our colleagues who have already responded, and continue to respond, to WAN-IFRA’s Appeal.”
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