Sunday’s BBC breakfast saw hosts Ben Thompson and Sima Kotecha chat with Saad Mohseni, chairman of Afghanistan’s most popular television station, TOLO TV. It comes after it was reported that thousands of people were waiting outside Kabul airport to try to get out of the country since the Taliban took control of the city last weekend. Thompson began by asking the TV boss about what it’s been like for his staff, as Mohseni admitted he gave his employees the choice to stay in Afghanistan and work. However, the interview quickly took a turn when Thompson opened up about the safety of the currently working TV presenters.
“With your staff still on the ground,” Thompson began. “I’m just wondering what precautions you take on what you are able to show and also what you are able to report in terms of logistics on whereabouts and who are your staff in the field? “
Mohseni replied, “Some people have decided that it is no longer safe for them, and we respect that and we help them, in terms of documentation and thefts.
“But many more remain in Afghanistan to work in our factory in Kabul. It is a strange time to report on events in the country.
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