In our special report, “Journalists in Exile,” CPJ examines the issues facing journalists who are forced to flee their countries due to intimidation, threats, or fear of imprisonment.
Batoor, 29, an Afghan photojournalist, began receiving threats soon after a photo essay he worked on, “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan,” was published in The Washington Post. The photographer would spend time in Pakistan and Indonesia, survive a journey in a boat that capsized, and escape from a detention center before receiving asylum in Australia.
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