Lisa Schnellinger/CPJ Guest Blogger

Lisa Schnellinger is an advisor to Pajhwok, which she helped to create, and has worked with Afghan journalists since 2002.

Khpalwak covered more than just war and instability--he captured everyday life in Afghanistan. (Khpalwak)

Afghan journalist’s death is a loss for press freedom

Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak covered violent news. His last two stories for Pajhwok Afghan News, before he died on July 28 in a major attack in Tarin Kot, capital of Uruzgan province, were about an attack on police checkpoints in which both Taliban and police were killed, and an interview with a would-be suicide bomber. Few of…

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