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
Afghanistan: Amnesty international is concerned by the reports of the Taliban using excessive force to disperse women, who are peacefully protesting today to demand their human rights. https://t.co/fOn9Qrrw17 — Amnesty International South Asia (@amnestysasia) August 13, 2022 Ayaz Gul VOA News August 13, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Security forces in Kabul fired shots into the air and
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 12, 2022 ISLAMABAD — A survey finds that Afghanistan has lost nearly 60 percent of its journalists, especially women reporters, and 40 percent of its national media outlets since the Taliban regained control of the country a year ago. “All this has happened amid a deep economic crisis and crackdown on
Akmal Dawi VOA News July 28, 2022 Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has more than 630,000 followers of his official Twitter account. But the only web address under his profile links to a terminated page. Mujahid and his team were once dubbed masters of online propaganda when the Taliban were fighting U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Waheed Faizi VOA News July 21, 2022 Australian journalist Lynne O’Donnell has covered Afghanistan for the past 20 years, working for publications and news organizations such as Foreign Policy, The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse. But during a trip this month to Kabul, Taliban officials came to the guest house where she was staying and
Aamaj: Faizullah Jalal, a university professor, in an interview with Deutsche Welle said that the Taliban intelligence forces treated him badly the very first day that they had arrested him. He added that a Taliban fighters slapped him on the face and the other one punched him on his eye, as well as another one
8am: Sources in Herat province have confirmed that the Taliban have sentenced two civil activists and a journalist to one to two years in prison. According to sources, they have been convicted of posting comments on their Facebook pages against the Taliban regime. Click here to read more (external link).
Politico: The report identified a number of serious human rights violations under Taliban rule, including reprisal killings by Taliban fighters; the removal of women and minority groups from leadership; serious restrictions on free speech; and bans on women from working or receiving an education. Click here to read more (external link).