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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:50 AM
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Afghan media body urges Karzai to release detained reporters
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KABUL (AFP) - A top Afghan media body has urged President Hamid Karzai to help secure the release of two journalists who were detained by authorities while covering US operations in eastern Afghanistan.

The two reporters working for Prague-based Radio Free Europe were seized last week in Kunar province, scene of an intense ongoing American offensive against Taliban insurgents, and have since been shifted to Kabul.

A two-member team from Associated Press television was also arrested but they were released Wednesday.

The chairman of the Afghanistan Independent Journalists' Association, Rahimullah Samander, in a letter to Karzai demanded that charges against the detained reporters should be made public.

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