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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).

Sayed Hamid Noori, 45, left his apartment after receiving a phone call. His body was found with multiple stab wounds.

He worked for the state network Radio Television Afghanistan and was an active member of the National Union of Afghan Journalists. He had also worked as a senior editor with the state-owned news agency Bakhtiar and as chief editor of the "Nakhost" daily. In 2004, he served as the spokesman for an opponent of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

"The extremely high level of impunity in the cases of killed journalists must not continue and Noori's killers must be brought to justice," said CPJ.

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