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30 September 2010 |

Kapisa radio station director still held

Radio Kapisa FM director Hojatullah Mujadadi is still being held by the intelligence services in Kabul.
24 September 2010 |

Three journalists freed after President Karzai intervenes

"We are extremely relieved that these three arrests, which we had described as a serious mistake, have been resolved so quickly," RSF said.
24 September 2010 |

Three journalists arrested over election coverage, contact with Taliban

Hojatullah Mujadadi was arrested by police, Rahmatullah Naikzad was arrested by members of the NATO-led and Mohammad Nadir was arrested by a joint ISAF-Afghanarmy unit.
7 September 2010 |

Journalist stabbed to death in Kabul

Former TV presenter Sayed Hamid Noori was "a politically committed journalist and an active member of the National Union of Afghan Journalists," RSF said.
7 September 2010 |

Japanese reporter's release raises hopes for French journalists

Kosuke Tsuneoka was transfered to the Japanese embassy in Kabul and is flying back to Osaka, relatives told RSF.
3 August 2010 |

TV station closed on government's orders

The cabinet decided to close down the TV station Emroz for allegedly endangering national unity; two other programmes on different stations were also banned.
29 July 2010 |

IFJ questions closure of broadcaster

Emroaz TV was closed following claims by the government that "the television channel was fuelling religious tensions and harming national unity".
15 April 2010 |

Growing concern as Taliban demand prisoners for journalists

Growing concern as Taliban demand prisoners for journalists CPJ called for the release of two French television journalists, their translator and driver, held since December 2009.
6 April 2010 |

Japanese journalist reported kidnapped

Kosuke Tsuneoka had been covering the Taliban in Afghanistan and was last heard of in the northern city of Kunduz.
31 March 2010 |

Journalist and two publishers released

The three individuals were serving prison sentences for publishing a Dari translation of the Koran.
17 March 2010 |

Media, security agencies agree on coverage protocols

The IFJ welcomes the Afghan Ministry of Information's efforts to ensure the views of the Afghan journalist community are heard.
3 March 2010 |

Government curtailing reporting on insurgent attacks

The government should allow full coverage of terrorist attacks, CPJ said following reports that intelligence officials issued a ban on live coverage to news outlets.
19 February 2010 |

CJFE urges authorities to intervene in case of imprisoned writer

Dr. Ahmad Ghaus Zalmai was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in publishing a Dari/Farsi translation of the Koran.
11 January 2010 |

Embedded British reporter killed by roadside bomb, photographer injured

Rupert Hamer was killed on 9 January 2009 when the US military vehicle in which he was traveling was hit by a roadside bomb in southwestern Afghanistan.
31 December 2009 |

French TV crew kidnapped northeast of Kabul

RSF is "extremely worried" about a TV crew that was abducted on 29 December 2009.
31 December 2009 |

CJFE saddened by death of Canadian journalist Michelle Lang

Lang, travelling with four Canadian soldiers, was killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.
18 December 2009 |

Three reporters freed but physical attacks on journalists continue

"We again call for measures to be taken to guarantee the safety of journalists," said RSF.
13 November 2009 |

Reporting team freed after nearly a week in captivity

A Norwegian freelance journalist and an Afghan colleague were released after being held captive by the Taliban.
8 October 2009 |

Police attack media personnel

The IFJ called on authorities to ensure all local and national police adhere to the government's commitment to promote freedom of expression.
17 September 2009 |

CPJ calls on President Karzai to investigate threats to journalists in Kandahar

In a letter to President Hamid Karzai, CPJ expressed concern about conditions for journalists in Kandahar.


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