UK media unite to urge visas for Afghan reporters at risk from Taliban

Newspapers and broadcasters send open letter to Boris Johnson raising safety fears about locals who did vital work for the west

A coalition of British newspapers and broadcasters has appealed to the government to expand its refugee visa programme for Afghans, to include people who have worked for UK media over the past 20 years.

In an open letter to the prime minister and foreign secretary, more than 20 outlets outlined the vital need for a route to safety for reporters whose work with British media could put them at risk of Taliban reprisals.

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