Taliban says new media law awaits ‘leadership approval’

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Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said on Sunday that the new media law is prepared and awaiting approval from the group’s leader.

Mujahid stated that the law was drafted by representatives from various institutions, including the Taliban’s Ministry of Information and Culture and the Ministry of Public Affairs.

Hayatullah Mohajer Farahi, the Taliban’s Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Information and Culture, recently noted that the new media law closely mirrors the previous version, with modifications in certain aspects.

The announcement comes as the Afghan Journalists Center reported 168 incidents of journalists’ rights violations in Afghanistan last year.

According to the center, the majority of these incidents, which ranged from murder and injury to threats, were attributed to the Taliban.