Afghan journalist Ali Akbar Khairkhah disappears in Kabul, Taliban cracks down on women reporters

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Afghanistan: Two journalists go missing, two detained

Independent journalists have come under growing pressure in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power in August 2021.

Act quickly to protect Afghan journalists, RSF tells new UN special rapporteur

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has sent a letter to Richard Bennett, the UN’s new special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Afghanistan, about the deteriorating press freedom situation in the country and the need to stop the arbitrary arrests targeting journalists.

An Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) official scans a voter's face with a biometric device at a polling centre for the country's legislative election, in Herat province, 20 October 2018, HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP via Getty Images

Civil society calls on international actors in Afghanistan to secure digital identity and biometric data immediately

More than 50 civil society organizations and individuals, including IFEX, have signed a statement calling on international institutions to take immediate action to restrict and secure biometric and other digital identity databases in Afghanistan.