Friday, March 28, 2008

Kabul Radio Station burned for being un-Islamic

Awaiting global condemnation about the burning of this radio station...hearing the sound of crickets.

Kabul Radio Station burned for being un-Islamic.

Four gunmen broke into the offices of Radio Zafar before dawn, tied up two security guards and then set the station's equipment ablaze, said Paghman district police chief Abdul Razaq.

The station's director, Najibullah Nassir, said militants have accused Radio Zafar of being morally corrupt and un-Islamic. Its programming includes shows on Islam, sports, news and music.

The station has 16 employees, including two female journalists.

The Afghan media have flourished since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, but journalists often face threats from militants and warlords for airing critical stories, playing music or employing women.