Responding to reports that abducted
Dutch journalist Joanie de Rijke has been released by her kidnappers today after
she was abducted in Afghanistan on November 1, we issued the following statement...
relieved that Joanie de Rijke is safe and free. Her week-long ordeal is an
indicator of how dangerous Afghanistan has become for foreign
and local reporters. The question that must quickly be addressed is how
journalists are going to continue to operate in the country's disintegrating
security situation," said Bob Dietz,
CPJ's Asia program coordinator.
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