“I don’t know what will happen to me, perché se mi trovano, mi uccideranno,” ha detto il giornalista. Fox News nasconde la sua identità per proteggerla dai talebani.
She said she was first barred from entering her newsroom, then left home out of fear that the Taliban would begin killing female journalists. Another female journalist told Fox News a nearly identical story la settimana scorsa.
The journalist interviewed this week told Fox News that she was a particular target, since she was a frequent critic of the Taliban on air.
The 24-year-old said she “was one of the females to always talk against Taliban in the media because what they did to the women, what they did to the innocent people in Afghanistan, what they did it to the children in Afghanistan.”
“They burned them,” ha continuato. “They killed them.”
The journalist changes her address daily to prevent the Taliban from finding her.
“They are checking for the people who always talked against them,” ha detto a Fox News. “Ogni giorno, I’m changing my address to be sure that they can’t track me.”
The journalist told Fox News she had stayed at friends’ houses but worried that they could turn her over to the Taliban to protect themselves – or that they or her family could be killed for hiding her.
“My friends are afraid because they think that they might be targeted because of me,” lei disse. “I don’t know who is actually my enemy right now.”
The Taliban recently killed a relative of a Deutsche Welle journalist while going door to door looking for the German publication’s reporter.
“I’m afraid what if they do the same thing for me?” said the journalist Fox News interviewed. “What if they kill my family member? What if they killed my friends for finding me?”
“I don’t know how long I can do this,” the journalist continued. “I can’t put more people in danger because of myself.”
“We might be safe just few days more,” lei disse.
After the Taliban first seized Kabul, they stopped the journalist from entering her office, demanding she cover her face. But even after she complied, the Taliban still prohibited her from entering.
“They told me ‘you’re not allowed to come to the TV,'” the journalist told Fox News. “’We will have our own presenter, our own journalist. And we don’t need you anymore.’”
“’We don’t need females here,'” ha continuato, quoting a Taliban fighter. “’Go to your home. Don’t come back.'”
Subito dopo, she fled her home with her 17-year-old brother.
Another Afghan journalist last week told Fox News she was also barred from entering her newsroom for being a woman. Lei, pure, fled home afterward.
“Non volevo... andare fuori dall'Afghanistan, ma mia madre mi ha costretto ad andarmene per favore,” the journalist from last week told Fox News, her voice sometimes breaking, sometimes covered by gunfire. Le ha detto sua madre: “I’m sure the Taliban will kill you because you’re a journalist and you’re a woman.”
But the Afghan journalist interviewed this week disputed that claim.
“My message to the world and to America and to people all around the world is the Talibans are not change,” ha detto a Fox News. “They are targeting people, they are killing people.”
“The only thing that the Taliban did for the last 20 years was killing people,” ha continuato. “People will never forgive the Taliban for what they did to the Afghan people for the last 20 years and what they are doing … now.”
The journalist told Fox News she was in her final year of studying law and she dreamed of being a judge or an international lawyer.
“But I think it’s gone,” lei disse. “And I will never be that person that I always had in my dreams.”
The journalist added: “We don’t have any future. We don’t have any freedom.
“And the very basic rights as a human that I have to speak, to go out of my home, to choose everything I want, è andato. There is no hope for me, for my generation, for my people, for females, especially for the journalists, who are very afraid.”
“No one will come back for Afghanistan. It feels like the end of the story and the end of Afghanistan for me,” ha concluso.