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Afghanistan turmoil

Taliban threaten Afghan press, causing exodus of journalists

Reporters delete bylines from past stories and social media accounts

ISLAMABAD -- With the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, journalists and media workers in the country are fleeing for their lives or going into hiding. Several private media outlets have preemptively closed their operations or minimized news bulletins and removed critical talk shows, popular music and entertainment shows and foreign dramas. Those remaining are forced to disseminate pro-Taliban news to protect their lives.

Outside Kabul, away from the world's attention, the hard-line group has been using some media outlets as voices for their activities after capturing the capital.

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