It has been more than a month, and not a single newspaper has hit the stands in the Afghan capital since the Taliban seized power in Kabul.

No local daily has gone to print as news publishers have stopped operations due to security concerns and a back-breaking financial crisis after President Ashraf Ghani's government collapsed on Aug.15.

Some 20 newspapers were available on Kabul newsstands before the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan after two decades of war with foreign troops and the Afghan army.

“You cannot even find one newspaper in the market nowadays,” Nasir Noori, who works with media watchdog Nai, told EFE.