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Insecurity main reason behind decreasing number of female journalists, Nikzad

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Insecurity main reason behind decreasing number of  female journalists, Nikzad
 Farida Nikzad, director of the Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ) in an interview with The Kabul Times correspondent considered war and continuation of insecurity in the country as main cause of decline in number of female journalists.
“Findings of the Female Journalists Support Center in Afghanistan indicate that in recent years, particularly in the past two years, the presence of women journalists in media outlets has been decreasing day by day in the country particularly in provinces. The spreading out of war and increase in the level of insecurity are the main causes behind the reduction,” said CPAWJ director.
Answering a question in connection with media outlets cooperating in the findings, CPAWJ director Farida Nikzad said: “The findings of the center is based on 74 interviews conducted with national and local media outlets(29 TVs, 35 radio stations, 4 news agencies, 6 print media such as newspapers, monthlies and magazines) and four journalists support centers or associations that includes the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee , AJSC, support Open Media in Afghanistan (NAI), Afghanistan’s Journalists National Union, ANJU and the Afghan IndependentJournalists Association (AIJA).”
Nikzad believes that these national and local media outlets represent the whole media outlets community in the country.
A total of 1037 women work in these organizations and out of this number, 474 of them are professional journalists. The findings confirm that Kabul, Herat and Balkh are the main hubs of journalists. Most of these women (150) journalists work in the Moby Group followed by 140 women journalists working with National Radio and Television, 55 women journalists work with Ariana Network, 54 women with ZanTv ,50 women with Bano Radio and Television, 40 women with Killid Group, 40 with Shamshad Radio and Television and 38 with Khurshid Television.
How much would the findings related to work and activities of female journalists in media outlets be true? Farida Nikzad answered and said: “As the given data is yet to complete, it is determined that we keep researching in this regard for coming four months. But, so far no data on the number of women journalists and those who work with the media outlets in Afghanistan has been officially released by any government organizations. The Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ) took the initiative to obtain and release accurate data on the number of women journalists through different channels. We know that the given data is not complete and it is a minor step towards this goal and hereby we request all those journalists and societies which work in support of journalists to help with completing the data.”
Mrs. Farida Nikzad, one of active women in media, has been able to work in various sections of media for the past 18 years. She started her work for BBC when she was in Pakistan as refugee. For the past 15 years after Taliban regime was toppled, Nikzad has worked in various media outlets as Ayena Radio, Pajhwok News Agency, Waqt, AWPR as trainer, reporting in war and peace and as editor and has faced with various challenges, but she has never left work for media in the country. In a question “What kinds of challenges you have faced with during work with media?”, the CPAWJ director said: “It is clear that each work has its own challenge and working as a female journalist in media outlets in a country where most of its people are illiterate and conservative is a big challenge. Even once I’d been threatened and warned for my work in media, but this is my way and I still working for media.”
Nikzad believes that there is challenge at every time, but it is good to fight challenge and open doors to other women become interested in journalism profession; therefore, we all keep working as journalists in our country. In connection with addressing such challenges facing Afghan women journalists in the country and convincing those who have left their work, Farida Nikzad added: “The data has indicated the number of female journalists and their challenges, but we are inviting all those who are well-experienced and have left their jobs due to various challenges and increasing insecurities to come back and continue their work.”
The Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists has also conducted preliminary works in connection with anti-sexual harassment of women in the respective data.
At the end of the interview, director of the CPAWJ hopes that national unity government has been committed to sending journalist murder cases to AGO and vowed to cooperate the CPAWJ in this regard.

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