Articles by Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC)
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.
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.
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.
The three female workers of the Enikas TV network were on their way home from work when they were shot in two separate attacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.