8am: The agency reported on Monday that Taliban officials carried out widespread violence against media outlets in the capital and provinces, stating they have severely restricted the publication of critical reports in the country. Human Rights Watch has stated that the situation of journalists, especially female journalists is worse in the provinces in comparison to
8am: The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) has reported since political upheaval in Afghanistan in August, there has been an extraordinary disruption in the country’s journalistic community, adding that some newsrooms have been moved out of Afghanistan. Contrary to promises made, GIJN has stressed human rights and freedom of the press, independent media outlets inside
Tolo News: At least 86 radio stations have halted operations over the past six months, media watchdog organizations reported, saying financial and political issues are the main reasons for the collapse of the Afghan media. February 13th marked the UN’s World Radio Day. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: At least 318 media outlets have closed since the fall of the Western-backed government in 33 of 34 provinces in Afghanistan, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said. The IFJ in a report on Thursday expressed concerns over the status of Afghan media community. Click here to read more (external link). Related RSF
Breaking- Abdul Waris Hasrat and Aslam Hijab #journalists from @ArianaNews_ tv, were detained by #Taliban intelligence in #Kabul today.AFJC calls for these two brave journalists' immediate release. @IFEX #JournalismIsNotACrime #FreeHassrat_and_HijabNOW pic.twitter.com/KrI35CRi90 — AFJC (@AFJC_Media) January 31, 2022 Ayaz Gul VOA News February 1, 2022 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban have arrested two journalists working for a local
8am: The Free Speech Hub has reported that the Taliban forces had forcibly canceled the news conference of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). Before holding the conference, a bunch of Taliban forces rushed to the meeting place, threatening and pressuring the federation’s officials to cancel the conference, according to the FSH’s statement. Click here
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi January 21, 2022 The Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan had already left free speech and media freedoms out in the cold. A recent spate of mysterious attacks on activists and journalists has raised fears that the worst may be yet to come. The situation took an alarming turn last week with
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 13, 2022 Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Taliban’s return to power following the complete withdrawal of the U.S.-led forces from Afghanistan in August has aggravated the humanitarian and economic situation in the war-torn country amid an abrupt deterioration of human rights. “The Taliban victory propelled Afghanistan from humanitarian crisis
8am: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reported today that 45 journalists and media workers were killed in 2021 while on duty in 20 countries. The highest death toll was in Afghanistan, according to the (IFJ) report. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News December 28, 2021 The Taliban on Tuesday released a prominent Afghan TV station owner who was detained for two days, according to the independent media monitoring group Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC). The Taliban did not say why Mohammad Arif Noori, the founder and owner of Noorin TV, was detained. AFJC in a statement