By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi August 21, 2023 At least eight members of the Women’s National Unity and Solidarity Movement in Afghanistan were released after being detained on August 19 for several hours on a charge of organizing a protest in Kabul. Members of the movement said the arrests were made violently by Taliban security officials while
Khaama: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education in a letter has warned university lecturers to avoid criticizing the Taliban regime in their research work, sources reported. In the letter, it is stressed that university lecturers should have a good command of both national languages (Farsi and Pashto) and utilize national terminologies rather than using terms that
Al Jazeera: Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities have detained an academic who tore up his degrees on live television in protest against a ban on women’s university education in the country, his aide said on Friday. “From today I don’t need these diplomas any more because this country is no place for an education. If my sister
BBC News: Afghan media have faced difficulties since the Taliban took power in Kabul on 15 August 2021. Outlets have endured severe restrictions, an economic crisis and waning Western support. There is growing self-censorship and editorial appeasement of the Taliban. Freedom of expression has largely disappeared. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: According to local sources, after this Facebook post, the Taliban arrested Ayaz Bacha, the brother of Mohammad Muqtasad, in Yusuf Khel district of Paktika province. It should be mentioned that the Taliban recently arrested a poet in Paktika for writing a critical poem. Click here to read more (external link).
Roshan Noorzai VOA News January 19, 2023 WASHINGTON — From regulations on what can be covered to rules on where women can work, journalists say it is increasingly difficult to report in Afghanistan. Restrictions on media “increased in the past year,” said Dawood Mubarak Oglu, a reporter who covers security and politics for the independent media
8am: Local sources told Hasht-e Subh on Tuesday, January 3 that Majid Ahmadi, who had criticized the Taliban on his Facebook page for their decision to ban university education for women, was arrested by Taliban forces. Taliban members arrested the young man four days ago in Firuzkoh, the capital city of Ghor province, according to
8am: The suffocating atmosphere and censorship have also made the free flow of information and media face serious challenges. In the latest case, the Media Freedom Coalition (MFC) has suspended Afghanistan’s membership in this organization. The institution has announced that the media freedom situation in Afghanistan is not in accordance with international commitments, and for
8am: Local sources in Ghor province confirm the Taliban have imprisoned a young man for posting critical content on his Facebook page. In an interview on Monday, sources said the young man was arrested for criticizing lawlessness in the province. Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, many people have been arrested and tortured
Akmal Dawi VOA News September 7, 2022 Taliban leaders are touting the success of so-called media reforms which bar state and private TV channels in Afghanistan from showing programs considered indecent — such as foreign movies or songs by female singers — or any content that is critical of Islam or the Taliban themselves. “Ninety-five