Afghan Journalists: Voice of Former Co-Worker on IS Radio
Sultan Aziz Ezam worked at radio stations in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province for nearly 10 years.
Now, the broadcaster is reportedly the voice of the Islamic State's new "caliphate radio."
VOA could not confirm the identity of the Islamic State radio announcer. However, local media workers recognize the voice as Ezam's.
Ezam's former coworkers said he used to report on land issues for radio stations in the area. Now, they say he is issuing death threats from the Islamic State. Some of those threats target his former coworkers.
The announcer said on IS radio, "I know the addresses of houses of all those journalists who are working with different media organizations."
Afghan journalists said they are worried about the threats.
About 50 reporters work for local and international news organizations in Nangarhar province.
Afghan journalists told VOA that Ezam and his brother recently left their jobs at a local radio station. They said no one had heard from Ezam until they heard his voice on Islamic State broadcasts.
Afghan government officials said they are aware of the threats against journalists.
The officials also said the Islamic State radio station has not been taken off the air because of technical reasons.
FM radio broadcasts by IS started recently along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The two-hour broadcast includes Quran readings and anti-government propaganda.
Both the Afghan and Pakistani governments say they are looking for the broadcasters. They believe the signal is coming from a mobile transmitter in the mountains.
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1.radio stations 广播站；无线电台
Two local radio stations were broadcasting live from the scene.
2.radio announcer 播音员
If that radio announcer doesn't get off the air, I'll stop breathing it.
3.worried about 担忧；担心
He's only worried about his own hide.
4.heard from 得到...消息；收到...来信
I haven' t heard from him since last year.
1.Ezam's former coworkers said he used to report on land issues for radio stations in the area. Now, they say he is issuing death threats from the Islamic State.
used to 过去经常；惯于
Americans used to like big cars, and gasoline used to be very inexpensive.
I used to go to work by underground when I was in London.
2.Afghan government officials said they are aware of the threats against journalists.
be aware of 意识到；了解到
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I'm well aware of the risks.
“美国之音”无法确认伊斯兰国这位播音员的真实身份 。不过，当地的媒体工作人员却认出了依占姆的声音 。
依占姆的前同事称，他曾经在广播电台负责播报地区的土地问题 。现在依占姆却散布一些死亡威胁的消息，其中有一部分便是指向他的这些前同事的 。
阿富汗记者在接受“美国之音”采访时表示，不久前依占姆和他的兄弟从当广播电台离职 。没人知道依占姆的消息，直到在伊斯兰国的广播里听到了他的声音 。
最近，伊斯兰国开始在巴基斯坦和阿富汗边境上进行调频广播 。时长两小时的节目主要用来朗读《古兰经》和宣传反政府言论 。
阿富汗和巴基斯坦两国政府都表示正在搜捕这些播音员 。这些广播信号可能是通过藏在群山之中的移动发射器来发射的 。