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14 September 2011 | Afghanistan

NATO admits to shooting dead BBC journalist

NATO admits to shooting dead BBC journalist NATO has admitted shooting dead a BBC journalist in Afghanistan in July under the mistaken belief that he was a suicide bomber, report the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
27 July 2011 | Afghanistan

Afghan project gives voice to women writers

Afghan women poets and writers have been given an international voice through the Afghan Women's Writing Project (AWWP), reports the latest issue of Sampsonia Way magazine, sponsored by the non-profit City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. Through a series of online writing workshops run remotely by American writers, Afghan women are able to publish their experiences in poems, essays and comments on the AWWP website.
29 June 2011 | Afghanistan

French reporters freed after 18 months

French reporters freed after 18 months Exactly 18 months after they were abducted in northeastern Afghanistan, French journalists Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier and their Afghan interpreter have been released, say Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and news reports.
15 September 2010 | Afghanistan

Television journalist slain

A prominent television journalist allied with opposition political groups was found stabbed to death outside his home in Kabul on 6 September, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
13 January 2010 | Afghanistan

British journalist killed in explosion

A British journalist was killed by a roadside bomb on 9 January while travelling with a U.S. Marine Corps unit, report Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
6 January 2010 | Afghanistan

Journalist killed in bomb blast; media workers abducted

A Canadian journalist was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on 30 December while travelling with four Canadian soldiers, reports Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE).
9 September 2009 | Afghanistan

Journalist freed; another killed in raid

Journalist freed; another killed in raid There was good news and bad news coming out of Afghanistan this past week. After being sentenced to 20 years in prison, journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh was secretly pardoned by President Hamid Karzai weeks ago, report the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Press Institute (IPI).
26 August 2009 | Afghanistan

Authorities enforce media blackout during elections; journalist critical of Taliban killed

Authorities enforce media blackout during elections; journalist critical of Taliban killed Security forces obstructed, assaulted and detained journalists in Afghanistan last week, enforcing an official order to avoid broadcasting any violent incidents during the presidential election, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). Meanwhile, in Pakistan's tribal areas, an Afghan journalist critical of the Taliban was killed, say the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and other IFEX members.
24 June 2009 | Afghanistan

U.S. and Afghan journalists escape Taliban captors

IFEX members Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) expressed relief after a "New York Times" reporter and Afghan journalist escaped from their Taliban captors on 19 June, following more than seven months in captivity.
25 March 2009 | Afghanistan

RSF FINDS PRESS FREEDOM IN DECLINE UNDER PRESIDENT KARZAI

Press freedom violations have risen sharply in recent weeks in Afghanistan, with the murder of a young Afghan stringer in Kandahar, the Supreme Court's confirmation of a 20-year jail sentence for a blasphemous student, and the closure of "Payman" newspaper as a result of government pressure, says a new report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
18 March 2009 | Afghanistan

20 YEARS FOR "BLASPHEMOUS" STUDENT JOURNALIST

Afghanistan's Supreme Court has upheld a 20-year sentence for Parwez Kambakhsh, a student and part-time journalist who was charged with blasphemy after he emailed friends an article that critically analysed the portrayal of women in the Quran, report Human Rights Watch, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
11 March 2009 | Afghanistan

JOURNALIST AND FORMER U.S. MILITARY DETAINEE GUNNED DOWN

An Afghan reporter who worked as a fixer for the Canadian media and had previously been detained by the U.S. military has been gunned down in Kandahar, report Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Canadian news sources.
22 October 2008 | Afghanistan

DEMAND RELEASE OF AFGHAN JOURNALIST SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS

An Afghan appeals court yesterday overturned a death sentence for a young journalist accused of blasphemy and instead sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Urgent international pressure is needed for his release, says the Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of International PEN, which is asking you to send appeals to President Hamid Karzai and the Afghanistan ambassador in your country to intervene.
24 September 2008 | Afghanistan

U.S. FORCES FREE AFGHAN REPORTER HELD FOR 11 MONTHS

An Afghan reporter held for nearly a year without charge at U.S. military bases in Afghanistan has been released, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF). He vowed to fight for justice, alleging his captors tortured him while in detention.
17 September 2008 | Afghanistan

FORMER JOURNALIST, MULLAH GET 20 YEARS FOR PUBLISHING KORAN TRANSLATION

IFEX members ARTICLE 19 and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are calling on Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai to intervene in the case of a former journalist and a mullah who were sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for publishing a translation of the Koran.
10 June 2008 | Afghanistan

BBC REPORTER FOUND DEAD

A journalist working for the BBC in Afghanistan was found dead a day after he was abducted in Helmand province.
27 May 2008 | Afghanistan

TAKE ACTION! SAVE A REPORTER ON AFGHANISTAN'S DEATH ROW

Sayed Parwiz Kambakhsh, a 23-year old journalism student from Afghanistan, was sentenced to death in January for blasphemy - in a trial held behind closed doors and without any lawyers defending him. Join the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and other concerned groups in demanding a fair and speedy determination of Kambakhsh's appeal, which has already been delayed twice.
4 March 2008 | Afghanistan

AFGHAN JOURNALIST DECLARED ENEMY COMBATANT

An Afghan journalist working for a Canadian television network who has been held for four months without charge has been designated an "unlawful enemy combatant" by the U.S. military, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and news reports.
22 January 2008 | Afghanistan

JOURNALIST SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BLASPHEMY

A young journalist from Afghanistan has been sentenced to death for blasphemy, report Reporters Without Borders and local news sources.
15 January 2008 | Afghanistan

NORWEGIAN REPORTER MURDERED IN KABUL

A Norwegian journalist was one of at least six people killed in an alleged Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the International Press Institute (IPI) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).


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