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
Ariana: That means more than 6,400 journalists lost their jobs, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mette Knudsen, said at a ceremony in Kabul Saturday to mark World Press Freedom Day that falls on May 3. She said that four out of five women journalists are no longer working. Click here to read more
Aamaj: Local sources in Badakhshan say the activities of YouTube channels which used to make programs in this province have been banned by Taliban’s department of information and culture in Badakhshan. He added that YouTubers must go to Kabul and obtain the license to continue their activities. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA Afghan Service April 13, 2022 WASHINGTON — Local media watchdogs in Afghanistan and the United Nations have called on the Taliban to stop the arbitrary detention of local journalists in Afghanistan. Afghan Journalists Safety Committee, in a statement on Thursday, said that the Taliban arrested its provincial representative in central Ghor province along with another
8am: Recently, sources in Kabul have reported that Taliban Intelligence Department has banned the broadcast of Iranian shows via Tamadon TV. Tamadon TV belongs to Mohsehni Family, a Pashtun Shia family from Kandahar. The motive behind these recent decisions of Taliban is not clear. This is the second TV channel show being banned by Taliban
8am: The Taliban have imposed certain restrictions and censorships on media and freedom of speech since August 2021. In addition to the Taliban’s interferences in media’s scope of work, the factors such as security threats, and lack of funds have forced many media channels to shut down. It is recently reported that more than 50%