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
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.
Tolo News: “The Taliban must immediately halt their increasing attacks and arbitrary detentions of journalists and media workers in Afghanistan,” IFJ said in a report. According to an IFJ report, facing possible threats, almost 1,000 journalists have departed Afghanistan in the last year. “An estimated 1,000 journalists have fled the country since last August, with
Tolo News: Jawad Etimad, a journalist, said he was arrested while covering a blast in PD5 of Kabul city. Etimad said he spent two days detained by the Islamic Emirate. Jawad Etimad is working for an online media outlet. “They prevented me from making footage. They beat me with kicks and punches. And then they
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 12, 2022 ISLAMABAD — A court in Afghanistan has sentenced a journalist to one year in prison on charges that free press advocates say included criticism of the Taliban government in his social media posts and “espionage.” A Taliban spokesman said he was sentenced for “criminal misconduct.” Khalid Qaderi, a poet
RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi: After years of tuning into Tolo programming for hard-hitting news and the exploits of their favorite soap-opera character, Afghans are seeing a stripped-down and covered-up version of news and entertainment. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Afghanistan moved 34 places down to No. 156 on a 2022 international ranking by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released on Tuesday. The media watchdog said the Islamic Emirate’s rise to power in Afghanistan has had serious repercussions for the respect of press freedom and the safety of journalists, especially women. It said that 43