Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC)

Articles by Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC)

Lit candles are placed next to portraits of photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, during a vigil by the Press Club India (PCI) and the working news cameraman association (YWCA), New Delhi, India, 17 July 2021, Pradeep Gaur/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in southern Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Journalists Center is calling for an investigation after Reuters journalist Ahmad Danish Siddiqui was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters. He is the sixth journalist to be killed in Afghanistan this year.

Afghan security force members stand at the site of the blast in Kabul, 3 June 2021, Sayed Mominzadah/Xinhua via Getty Images

News anchor Mina Khairi killed in Kabul blast

Female news anchor Mina Khairi of Ariana News was killed in an IED blast on 3 June. She is the fifth journalist and media worker to be killed in 2021 in Afghanistan.

A photo depicting a crowd of mourners at the funeral of journalist Malalai Maiwand. Maiwands casket is also pictured in front of the crowd

A global call for the UN Security Council to act against the killing of journalists in Afghanistan

In a letter to the UNSC and UNAMA, civil society organisations from around the globe highlight the wave of journalist killings in Afghanistan and urge them to act now.

Nepali journalists gather in Kathmandu, on 2 May 2018, to pay tribute to a group of journalists who lost their lives in a suicide bombing in Kabul, Sunil Pradhan/NurPhoto

Afghanistan: Three female media workers shot to death in Eastern Nangarhar province

The three female workers of the Enikas TV network were on their way home from work when they were shot in two separate attacks.

Afghanistan: Radio journalist assassinated in central Ghor province

Afghan radio journalist Besmillah Adel Aimaq was shot dead in a car ambush making him the fifth media worker to be killed in two months in Afghanistan.

Afghan news presenter dies under ‘mysterious circumstances’

Ariana News presenter Fardin Amini died under ‘suspicious circumstances’. He was the third Afghan journalist killed in a month, and only a day after the fatal shooting of Malala Maywand, a female television journalist and her driver in Jalalabad.

Afghanistan: ‘Radio Azadi’ journalist Elyas Da’ee killed by car bomb

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.

Afghan government drops controversial media law amendment

The proposed amendments were recalled by Afghan president Ashraf Ghani after an outcry from media outlets. Some of the amendments would have required journalists to disclose their sources and allow government censorship of news reports.