What purpose does journalism serve? Is it to relay the voice of the government, its “communications” strategy and propaganda? Or is it to report on information of public interest, which would otherwise remain smothered and hidden? Should the media believe, without counter-checking, official statements and denials? Or should they challenge these with the reality of acts, of decisions and behaviour?
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.