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Said Omar Sahar
Based in Kabul, Afghanistan, journalist Said Omar Sahar is a news editor at the Salam Watandar radio network, where he covers politics and current affairs.

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Lima Spesali
Lima Spesali is a former TV anchor with 1TV in Afghanistan, where she hosted current affairs programs. After a media career lasting more than a decade, Spesali fled to Pakistan in October 2022.

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Afghanistan Press Freedom at a Glance

152 out of 180 countries

- RSF 2023 World Press Freedom Index

3 Journalists in prison

- CPJ Prison Census 2022

Not Free

- 2023 Freedom House Freedom in the World Ranking

In an interview with VOA, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said that the Taliban have imposed "no restrictions" on media and that journalists can work freely. A media law is still being finalized, and until then, journalists should operate under the regulations under the former government, he said. The spokesperson said women still work in the media and denied that the Taliban have threatened anyone.