Ariana: Media support bodies in Afghanistan have accused government of not properly investigating the targeted killings of journalists adding that because of this and the high level of threats they face, some have already left the country. “Unfortunately violence against journalists has not reduced, because government has not followed up on the cases of journalists
Ariana: On Monday, the New York Times reported that after Ahmad Jawad Hijri, the spokesman for the governor of Takhar Province, told the media that children were wounded in an Afghan airstrike in the province in October, government jailed him for three days and then fired him. …Ghani administration has muzzled provincial spokesmen and district
Ariana: Bismillah Adil, a journalist and civil society activist in Ghor, was assassinated on Friday in Feroz Koh city, the center of the province, local officials confirmed. Adil was head of Radio Sada-e-Ghor, local radio in Ghor, and was killed by unknown armed men in Dara-e-Taimur village on the outskirts of Feroz Koh city, officials
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 29, 2020 Reporters without Borders (RSF) says 50 people were killed this year in connection with their journalistic work, with Afghanistan and Pakistan being among the most dangerous countries for media professionals. The vast majority of those killed globally were deliberately murdered because they researched topics such as corruption, organized
Ariana: Rahmatullah Nikzad was gunned down outside his home in Ghazni province on Monday evening, police have confirmed. Nikzad, who did work for The Associated Press and who was the head of the province’s Journalist Union, reportedly survived a similar attack in September last year. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: NAI – an Organization Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan–reported that over 1,000 female Afghan journalists have left jobs in the industry for various reasons since 2014. NAI said that targeted killings, gender discrimination and low wages are among the key factors that have led to the reduction in the number of female journalists
A radio station run by women for women in Kandahar, Afghanistan, has been awarded the 2020 Reporters Without Borders Prize for Impact. VOA’s Azizullah Popal reports from Kandahar.
Ariana: Afghan Journalist and Ariana News anchor, Fardin Amini, was killed in a suicide attempt Friday morning in Kabul, the Interior Ministry (MoI) confirmed. Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the MoI stated in a tweet that based on evidence, Amini has committed suicide by cutting his neck with a sharp edge stone. Click here to
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News December 10, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Unknown gunmen killed a female journalist and her driver in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province Thursday morning. Malalai Maiwand was on her way to work in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, when two gunmen opened fire on her car. Haji Zalamy, the director of Enikass radio and television where
Ariana: Afghanistan Football Federation and Ariana Television on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for live coverage of the Kabul Futsal Premier League and the Afghanistan Futsal Clubs Cup competitions. The Kabul Futsal League’s second round is set to kick off on the upcoming Sunday, and Afghanistan futsal clubs cup competitions are scheduled on December