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(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT News Report-KABUL: The security situation of the journalists and other media workers is worsening in Afghanistan, a media supportive watchdog said Sunday. The open media supporter organization (NAI) warned that if the situation continues, Kabul city would also ...
Afghan photojournalist Massoud Hossaini, who has been working for the Associated Press in Kabul, said he survived what he called an assassination attempt Thursday. Hossaini won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography in 2012 after capturing the image of a crying girl in the aftermath of ...

Khalida Rashid, who has a degree from a journalism faculty, explained that part of the challenge for women journalists in Afghanistan is that officials are not as accessible ... The work of women journalists in Afghanistan is a risky one, but me and my colleagues have managed to confront the challenges …
KABUL info-icon (Pajhwok): Twenty-one journalists were killed and 57 others injured in Afghanistan info-icon since late March 2017 --- yet another bloodiest year for the community, an advocacy group said Monday. In the past 12 months, around 161 cases of violence against journalists, insults, threats, ...
Women journalists in Afghanistan face a multitude of challenges, including an overbearing patriarchy and barriers of culture and tradition. I have been wearing a ring on my wedding finger since I was in college, in an attempt to avoid the uncalled-for attention I sometimes received from classmates, and later, ...
Officials from the Afghan Journalists' Safety Committee (AJSC) in the western zone also said that security threats, along with family prejudice, often prevent women from disclosing their real names or identity in the media. Atifa Ghafouri, women's affairs officer at the AJSC, could not estimate how widespread ...

... the increasing role of women in the country's technology sector. Sana Safi, an Afghan journalist and presenter for BBC Pashto has been talking to BBC Minute's Tom Bayly. (Photo: Afghan IT specialist Masuma Asaghari checks anti-virus programs on a laptop on September 6, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan.
FAIZABAD - Local media's important role in providing accurate information to build trust among communities, and in preventing and resolving conflicts, was stressed by journalists in recent events in the northeastern province of Badakshan. In 2017, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) ...
Daesh has claimed responsibility for an attack on the offices of the international non-profit organisation, Save the Children. The attack has killed at least three people, and wounded upward of twenty five others. Sputnik spoke to Ali Latifi, an Afghanistan-based journalist, to find out more about ...
An Afghan media watchdog says that 2017 was the “bloodiest” year ever for journalists and other media personnel working in Afghanistan, with the Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militant groups being blamed for much of the violence. The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said in a report released ...
Rateb Noori has seen a lot of violence working as a journalist in Afghanistan. (Submitted by Rateb Noori). But if ISIS's goal is to divide Sunni and Shia Muslims in Afghanistan, Noori said it's not working. "They have always been together, they have stood for each other and even today, you know, most of the ...
The slaying of Sardar and his family led Afghan journalists to enact a 15-day boycott on reporting the Taliban's activities in the country. Then, in 2016, staffers of TOLO TV, the nation's largest private broadcaster, came under Taliban attack when a minibus carrying their staff was attacked in Kabul.
The School of Journalism and Broadcasting welcomed an Afghan journalist to campus Thursday night to present him with the second annual ... Najafizada concluded by congratulating his colleagues and thanking WKU for the recognition on behalf of all Afghan journalists and those who have "paid the ...
Late last year, a new round of 10 Afghan female journalists were trained in Kabul, focusing on photography and videography skills. This was done intentionally; there is a dearth of visual female journalists in Afghanistan. And, as we have seen with the first round, only Afghan women can gain access to the ...
Ten journalists have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year in militant attacks plotted by the Taliban and Islamic State loyalists, a media monitoring group said. Violence during the first six months of 2017 also wounded 12 journalists, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said in a report ...
Afghan journalist Bashir Ahmad Gwakh took to Twitter to underscore the Pakistan media's negligence in giving a coverage to the protests in the Swat region. "While #Pakistan TV channels are busy putting Indian dance songs with @ImranKhanPTI's yet another wedding pictures, #SwatProtest took place ...

In this BBC Minute series we're exploring five things you might not know about the country - including how the country's emerging fashion industry is bringing Afghan designs to the attention of the world. Sana Safi, an Afghan journalist and presenter for BBC Pashto has been talking to BBC Minute's Tom ...
Afghan journalists have also filed submissions to the ICC against the Taliban and other militants for attacks on media workers. ... Last year was the bloodiest for journalists in Afghanistan, with 21 killed, an increase of nearly 50 percent from 2016, and 150 other cases of violence, he said. While his group had ...
FAIZABAD - Local media's important role in providing accurate information to build trust among communities, and in preventing and resolving conflicts, was stressed by journalists in recent events in the northeastern province of Badakshan. In 2017, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) ...
He hopes to return to Afghanistan once he finishes his UBC degree and use his education to pursue a leadership role in journalism as an editor or educator. Khapalwak is giving a public lecture about his experience as a journalist in Afghanistan at the Vancouver Institute on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8:15 p.m..
... killed since the fighting broke out, Pajhwok Afghan News reported. Speaking to Al Jazeera from Jalalabad, Humayoon Babur, an Afghan journalist, said the attack had taken place in "the heart of the city". "[The area] is home to many government buildings ... [and] the provincial government office," he said.
Daesh has claimed responsibility for an attack on the offices of the international non-profit organisation, Save the Children. The attack has killed at least three people, and wounded upward of twenty five others. Sputnik spoke to Ali Latifi, an Afghanistan-based journalist, to find out more about Daesh's ...
Shahzad Gul Aryoubi got off to a poor start as Afghanistan's minister of Communications and Information Technology earlier this month, stumbling through a pre-prepared speech in which he claimed the country's postal service was “1.5 million centuries” old. The gaffe put questions about how state officials ...
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the shooting attack on a TV crew's vehicle in the eastern province of Nangarhar on 21 January and an arson attack the same day on a radio station in the west-central province of Ghor, and calls for full investigations into both attacks. Reporter Baz ...
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the shooting attack on a TV crew's vehicle in the eastern province of Nangarhar on 21 January and an arson attack the same day on a radio station in the west-central province of Ghor, and calls for full investigations into both attacks. Reporter Baz ...
KABUL, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Twenty journalists and media workers were killed in violence in Afghanistan in 2017, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), an independent media safety group protecting the reporters' rights, said on Friday. Last year was the deadliest year for journalists and media in ...
KABUL (TCA) — An Afghan media watchdog says that 2017 was the “bloodiest” year ever for journalists and other media personnel working in Afghanistan, with the Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militant groups being blamed for much of the violence, RFE/RL reported. The Afghan Journalists Safety ...
KABUL (TCA) — An Afghan media watchdog says that 2017 was the “bloodiest” year ever for journalists and other media personnel working in Afghanistan, with the Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militant groups being blamed for much of the violence, RFE/RL reported. The Afghan Journalists Safety ...
Will spotted Raees in the press box adjacent to the one he was in, chatting to the lone Afghan journalist at the tournament, an ardent cricket fan, who works for the BBC's Pashtun service. "So I seized my chance," Will says, "not knowing who he was. Fortunately he spoke eloquent English and, even more ...
This is the tenth report of the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), which provides statistics registered by AJSC on violence against journalists in 2017. The report, in addition to safety of journalists, briefly outlines major issues facing journalism and press in 2017. It is worth noting that the filing of ...
An Afghan media watchdog says that 2017 was the “bloodiest” year ever for journalists and other media personnel working in Afghanistan, with the Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militant groups being blamed for much of the violence. The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said in a report released ...
Last year was the deadliest since 2016 for journalists in Afghanistan, with 21 reporters being killed in the line of duty, a new report, released by Nai, a nongovernmental organization advocating for open ... Despite the security risks and danger, Afghan journalists seem determined to continue their work.
... the blast, with the neighbouring Afghan Voice office ripped apart by the force of the explosion. Other photos showed pictures of dead bodies strewn across the ground in an outside area. Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) condemned the attack "in the strongest terms possible", writing on Twitter.
A suicide attack targeting a Shiite cultural center in Afghanistan's capital Kabul is said to have killed at least 40 people. A neighboring news agency, Afghan Voice, was also hit, prompting fears about the safety of media organizations and journalists in the country ravaged by militants. The Islamic State ...
Rateb Noori has seen a lot of violence working as a journalist in Afghanistan. (Submitted by Rateb Noori). But if ISIS's goal is to divide Sunni and Shia Muslims in Afghanistan, Noori said it's not working. "They have always been together, they have stood for each other and even today, you know, most of the ...
As per AFJC's records, 73 Journalists and media workers have been killed in Afghanistan and two Afghan journalists killed in Pakistan info-icon since 1994 and the government has failed to bring the perpetrators to justice and also the impunity for them stands at more than 90%. On 2 November, the UN ...
Late last year, a new round of 10 Afghan female journalists were trained in Kabul, focusing on photography and videography skills. This was done intentionally; there is a dearth of visual female journalists in Afghanistan. And, as we have seen with the first round, only Afghan women can gain access to the ...
Ten journalists have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year in militant attacks plotted by the Taliban and Islamic State loyalists, a media monitoring group said. Violence during the first six months of 2017 also wounded 12 journalists, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) said in a report ...
Afghan government forces ended an overnight siege Sunday at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel that resulted in multiple deaths and injuries, including the deaths of 14 foreign nationals. Afghan journalists who visited the attack site Sunday reported on social media that they saw dozens of bodies inside the ...
A fresh round of IWPR training workshops has resulted in the production of some campaigning investigative work. More than 50 Afghan journalists and local officials from around the country took part in the most recent sessions, part of a new project supporting investigative journalism in local media.
journalists in Afghanistan info-icon has decreased due to insecurity. Conducted by the Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalist ...
Journalists [in Afghanistan] are conscious of the implications of critical ... But a BBC journalist in Afghanistan, who spoke on condition of ...
Parwiz Sapy came on air to announce the viewers that 'The attack has ended'. (Image source: Shamshad TV) Photograph: (Others). Follow Us.
Afghan journalists take photographs at the site of a deadly attack on the Shamshad TV building in Kabul, Afghanistan. (CREDIT: AP ...
The attack is the latest in a series of assaults on Afghan journalists and media workers. Last year seven members of Afghanistan's largest ...
Zimmermann made the remarks during a meeting with a number of Afghan journalists at his office here. He said the new US strategy on ...
(Pajhwok): More than 150 Afghan journalists on Thursday signed a petition paper demanding an end to the culture of impunity for crimes ...
The Afghan Journalist Safety Committee said so far this year 10 ... raised concerns over continued violence against journalists in Afghanistan.
How a U.S. Special Immigrant Visa program likely saved a life? Its continuation and expansion could save more. By Sher A. Nader. In July 2016 ...


 

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