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).
8am: Local sources in Bamiyan province have confirmed that the Taliban insurgents have arrested 11 women accused of disrupting the support program arranged by the Taliban in the center of the province. The women were arrested on Saturday, April 2. The sources told Hasht-e Subh that three of the arrested women are charged with taking
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi March 20, 2022 Hundreds of former Afghan government judges from 34 provinces who had been removed and replaced by the Taliban have filed suit to regain their jobs. In a March 20 news conference, the former judges demanded that the Taliban government return them to their positions and provide them with six
By Malali Bashir Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 9, 2022 Nadima Noor, a female Afghan-Canadian aid worker who runs a humanitarian organization in Kabul, vanished last month. Noor’s family in Canada, who spoke to eyewitnesses, said a group of Taliban fighters entered her office, forced her into a car, and whisked her away in
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
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 11, 2022 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban said Friday that they had released from custody two foreign journalists and their local colleagues after “verifying their identities.” The announcement came hours after the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had confirmed the detention of the journalists in the capital, Kabul, saying they were