The Kyber Union of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are
appealing to fellow media and press freedom organisations to raise
emergency funds for
According to RSF, more than 30 journalists and their families have sought
against the Taliban earlier this month.
No security measures have so far been taken that would enable the media to
resume operating in the valley.
"The humanitarian crisis is likely to persist so these funds must be seen
as just a first step paving the way for massive support for these
journalists, whose flight has left
RSF has sent 5,000 Euros (US$6,800) in emergency funds that the Khyber
Union of Journalists will distribute to help meet housing, food and medical
care for journalists and their families.
To make a donation, contact RSF correspondent, Iqbal Khattak, at: khattak63
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