A group of media support organisations, including the IFJ, has called on the Media Freedom Coalition (MFC) of governments to commit and take immediate action to support Afghan media workers.
The media support organisations recommend a number of immediate actions that can be taken by the MFC to support those at risk and urge a coordinated and rapid response.
Actions should include:
1) Help journalists at risk and their families who need to get out of the country
Actions include the granting of visas, safe passage to the airport and other key routes, keep forces at the airport to secure evacuation
2) Ease funding transfer to Afghanistan
3) Insist on Afghanistan obligations towards Human Rights principles at the upcoming Special session on Afghanistan of the UN Human Rights Council (24 August)