Afghanistan / Asia

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Afghan journalist and media worker killed in bomb attack

New York, June 2, 2020 — Afghan authorities should conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Mir Wahed Shah and media worker Shafiq Amiri, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On the evening of May 30, a bomb exploded in Kabul, killing Shah, an…

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Flowers cover the coffin of Mexican journalist Jorge Celestino Ruiz Vazquez, who was killed in Veracruz in August. Ruiz is one of at least five journalists murdered in retaliation for their work in Mexico in 2019. (Reuters/Oscar Martinez)

Number of journalists killed falls sharply as reprisal murders hit record low

As wars subsided and a record low number of journalists were murdered in reprisal for reporting, the total number of journalists killed because of their work fell sharply in 2019. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser

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Getting Away with Murder

CPJ’s 2019 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and their killers go free Published October 29, 2019 Somalia is the world’s worst country for the fifth year in a row when it comes to prosecuting murderers of journalists, CPJ’s 2019 Global Impunity Index found. War and political instability have fostered a deadly…

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Kabul is seen on March 13, 2019. Two unnamed individuals were recently sentenced to death for the 2018 killing of Kabul News journalist Abdul Manan Arghand. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Two sentenced to death for 2018 killing of Afghan journalist Abdul Manan Arghand

New York, April 17, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Afghan government to deliver justice through a fair and transparent process after two suspects were sentenced to death for the killing of Kabul News journalist Abdul Manan Arghand.

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An Afghan police officer inspects vehicles at a checkpoint in Kabul on August 6, 2017. An Afghan journalist was recently killed when he was shot by two unidentified men in Khost. (Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

Afghan journalist killed; Islamic State affiliate claims responsibility

New York, March 18, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the killing of Afghan journalist Sultan Mahmoud Khairkhwah and calls on authorities to investigate his killing and improve the safety of journalists in the country.

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Afghan policemen search passengers at a checkpoint in Helmand province on December 17, 2017. A journalist in Helmand was recently injured by a car bomb in an assassination attempt. (Noor Mohammad/AFP)

Afghan journalist wounded in assassination attempt

New York, March 12, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists urged Afghan authorities to swiftly investigate the attempted assassination of journalist Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi in Helmand province today and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Afghan relatives of victims looks on as they stand in front of a hospital following a bomb attack in Taloqan in northeastern Takhar province on October 13, 2018. Two radio journalists were shot and killed in Taloqan on February 5, 2019. (AFP/Naseer Sadeq)

Two radio journalists shot and killed in northern Afghanistan

New York, February 6, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Afghan authorities to promptly investigate and bring to justice those responsible for yesterday’s killing of two journalists in Taloqan, the capital city of northern Takhar province.

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London on September 29, 2018. He was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. (Middle East Monitor/Handout via Reuters)

More journalists killed on the job as reprisal murders nearly double

Journalists from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan to the U.S. were targeted for murder in 2018 in reprisal for their work, bringing the total of journalists killed on duty to its highest in three years. The number of journalists killed in conflict fell to its lowest level since 2011. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser

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A tribute to victims of an April 2018 suicide attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, that killed at least nine journalists. (AP/Rahmat Gul)

Getting Away with Murder

CPJ’s 2018 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and their killers go free By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant Impunity is entrenched in 14 nations, according to CPJ’s 2018 Global Impunity Index, which ranks states with the worst records of prosecuting the killers of journalists.

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An injured boy is held up outside a hospital following a deadly double bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 5, 2018. Two TOLO News journalists, Samim Faramarz and Ramiz Ahmadi, were killed in the second bombing. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Two TOLO News journalists killed in Afghanistan double bombing

Washington, D.C., September 5, 2018–At least two journalists were killed today in a double bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to news reports. TOLO News published that its reporter Samim Faramarz and cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi were killed by the second blast while covering the first, which occurred at a wrestling club in a Shi’ite…

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