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implicated in the death of a leader of the Panchir Resistance, the BBC reacts – RT in French

Reacting to allegations that it aired an issue identifying the location of Fahim Dashti before his death, the British television channel assured that it took “the safety of its contributors very seriously”.

The BBC, the oldest national broadcaster in the world, reacted on September 7 to questions raised by a video presented as the last interview, by its Persian antenna, of Fahim Dashti, the late spokesman of the young Afghan military alliance opposed to the Taliban in the Panchir: the National Resistance Front (FNR), also known as the “Resistance of the Panchir”.

The fact that a number suddenly appeared on a black screen during the TV interview in question was indeed at the origin of many comments on social networks accusing the TV channel of having revealed the GPS position of its invited, which they claim led to his assassination on September 5.

“We take the safety of our contributors very seriously”

“There are false allegations that the BBC broadcast an issue identifying the location of Fahim Dashti during a live interview. This is not true. His interview was carried out via zoom and connected to the studio via a BBC satellite. We take the safety of our contributors very seriously, “the British TV station said after the publication, by Indian media OpIndia, of an article entitled:” Is the BBC responsible for the death of the chief of the Afghan resistance Fahim Dashti? Here is what we know ”.

Fahim Dashti, described by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) as “a seasoned leader of the National Union of Journalists of Afghanistan (ANJU)”, is said to have lost his life in Panchir province on September 5 in a clash between its military alliance, the FNR, and the Taliban. “He was killed in the Dachtak area, in the Anaba district,” according to the IFJ.

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