Fox News announced Sunday that it had evacuated Afghan nationals who formerly served as freelance pals for the channel besides to their respective families.
In a memo to staffers on Sunday, Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott mentioned the three faded pals encompass “consultants who served as native producers, translators, drivers and security guards” for the channel at some level of its nearly two a protracted time covering the struggle in Afghanistan.
In step with the memo, Fox News also assisted in evacuating a fourth particular person, an Afghan colleague from a regional media company.
Together with the Afghans’ relatives, Fox News evacuated 24 of us, the memo read.
“We’re extraordinarily proud to contain assisted on this indispensable mission bringing them to security in Doha where the Qataris were assisting in lots of evacuations, and are grateful to Fox Corp for all of their assistance,” Scott wrote.
Fox News’ announcement comes as U.S. knowledge retail outlets are scrambling to evacuate their colleagues from Afghanistan, after the country fell to the Taliban this month.
CNN reported on Sunday that it has honest no longer too prolonged within the past aided 10 in leaving the country.
On Wednesday, The Contemporary York Times announced it had evacuated a crew of 128 Afghan colleagues and their relatives.
“It took an complete lot of of us to create this happen. We had unwavering commitment from the very best ranges of this organization,” Michael Slackman, the assistant managing editor for The Contemporary York Times, mentioned in a press open.
“But we if truth be told settle on to explicit our deepest appreciation and admire within the occasion you were on the ground, and who kept their heads at some level of some very provoking moments,” he added.
On August 16, prime executives at the Times, The Wall Toll road Journal and The Washington Post wrote a letter to President Joe Biden inquiring for “facilitated and guarded win admission to to the US-controlled airport,” protected passage via an win admission to gate to the airport and “facilitated air movement international” for his or her Afghan colleagues.
“As employers, we’re buying for enhance for our colleagues and as journalists we’re buying for an unequivocal signal that the manager will stand within the back of the free press,” the publications wrote.
On Saturday, the Wall Toll road Journal reported that the three publications had evacuated extra than 200 of us international over the closing week.