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For Afghan journalists, "death is part of the job"



They all know each other because they are attacked by massacres in ruined places. Most young Afghan journalists learned to live with death: "That's part of the job."

Ten journalists killed one day, Monday in Afghanistan, including the office photo AFP, Shah Marai, does not begin to cover the conflict that increases their country because they feel they have no choice [19659002] Like Shah Marai, killed with eight trust in Kabul's heart every time they explode, they take their camera or notepad and rush to the attacked spot where they each time expect the same nightmare visions of shaded bodies, broken lives.

Monday, a second suicide bomber who poses with the journalist with a shoulder camera also awaited them and blew up in the middle of the reporters.

Everyone was aware of the risk of a second salvo that would cut the rescuers who rushed to the scene.

"Death is everywhere, you do not know where or what it will hit," said Zakarya Hassani, 27. "I had to silence fear in my heart, it had to die to be part of my job, my work life "he told AFP.

For three years, Zakarya, now freelance, worked for the TV channel 1

-TV, who lost a cameraman and a reporter on Monday.

Reporter Ghazi Rassouli, 21, was a close friend to Zakarya – "the best guy in the world" – to marry next month, like two other victims

"I have to keep working, I can not stop thinking about what's happening here because I'm physically there, even though I feel at risk. "

– Family Pressure –

" Of course, I have pressure from my family to change jobs. "Yesterday everyone called me and told me + get this job before it takes you. now the answer is no. "

Zainab, a 23-year-old reporter for one of the country's biggest dailies, Hasht-e-Subh also opposed her mother's urgent conversation: "She wants me to travel, but I can not stop informing, that's exactly what the Taliban and ISIS are looking for," the Arabic acronym for ISIS. "They should have won."

AFW boss Zainab, Parwiz Kawa, highlights "the involvement of Afghan media, mostly composed of educated young people who believe they have a responsibility to keep informed."

"The Afghan media showed its resilience yesterday" also appreciates Lotfullah Najafizada, director under 30 years of Tolo News, whose cameraman died in the attack, Monday. "More than 50 directors and editors have gathered (a few hours after the attack) at the attacking site, saying," If you kill a group of reporters, another one will come back in an hour again. "

But Najafizada also denies the lack of protection as the government offers, as "leaving journalists out of the way in the middle of the crowd."

For Waliullah Rahmani, Head of Online Press Website Khabarnama Media, "Press freedom must be protected. Some of our journalists have already submitted their posts due to threats. Women are especially afraid to be targeted "by extremist uprisings.

For Ahmad Farid Halimi, reporter for the news channel Kabul News, the cup is full. Returning monday night, the 28-year-old father found his wife in tears. "It's been three years since I'm working for Kabul News, I decided yesterday to leave."

"We arrive at the attacks, no one verifies if we are true reporters, it is the responsibility of the forces in the order," he accuses. "I do not know what to do tomorrow, but I do not want to die for my work."


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