Fears of repression have been rising and personnel ever since the Islamic militant group took over the war torn country in mid August after the fall of the Western backed elected government, led by Ashraf Ghani.

The group had killed and threatened journalists throughout its 20 year insurgency. During their 1996 2001 regime, TV and most entertainment were banned, and there was no media to speak of.One official even sat down for an interview with a woman host on Tolo News, keen to convince people that the Taliban will be softer this time around.

According  to watchdog Reporters Without Borders ,The Taliban victory has plunged Afghanistan’s  independent media into crisis.About 100 privately owned outlets have suspended operations.

The woman who had interviewed the Taliban official later told The Associated Press that she was nervous when she saw him enter the studio, but his behavior and how he answered questions helped put her at ease a bit.

Newspaper  in Kabul, have been arrested by the Taliban, said ToloNews, Afghanistan’s biggest independent TV network. It further said the information was shared by Zaki Daryabi, the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, on Wednesday.

Fears of repression have been rising among media houses and personnel ever since the Islamic militant group took over the wartorn country in mid August after the fall of the Western-backed elected government, led by Ashraf Ghani.

The woman who had interviewed the Taliban official later told The Associated Press that she was nervous when she saw him enter the studio, but his behavior and how he answered questions helped put her at ease a bit.

The group had killed and threatened journalists throughout its 20-year insurgency. During their 1996-2001 regime, TV and most entertainment were banned, and there was no media to speak of.

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