Afghan government drops controversial media law amendment
Recent articles in Afghanistan

An investigation found credible information of 23 incidents of unlawful killing of 39 people by Australian forces in Afghanistan. The Australian soldiers who came forward to speak out about these incidents challenged a culture of secrecy and silence that has surrounded the Australian Defence Force for many years.

Afghan journalist Elyas Da’ee was killed in southern Helmand province when a bomb attached to his car exploded. Prior to his death, Da’ee, a reporter with ‘Radio Azadi’, had reportedly received threats from the Taliban.

An open letter with more than 200 signatories is asking Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to address the safety and security of media personnel and to follow up cases of violence against journalists.