Khalid Qaderi

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Afghanistan’s media faces crisis—and opportunity

Twelve months after the Taliban takeover, many Afghan journalists are out of work or on the run. Others try, very carefully, to challenge the powerful. The extreme distress that has gripped Afghanistan’s independent media since the Taliban seized power in Kabul on August 15 last year lands in my inbox—and the inboxes of many of…

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Afghan journalist Khalid Qaderi sentenced to 1 year in prison

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2022 – Taliban authorities must immediately release Afghan journalist Khalid Qaderi, drop all charges against him, and stop detaining and imprisoning members of the press for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. A Taliban military court in the western city of Herat sentenced Qaderi to one year in…

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Taliban detain and release at least 7 journalists and media workers; ban broadcasts from BBC, VOA, DW

New York, March 28, 2022 — The Taliban must cease detaining journalists for their work and lift all bans on news outlets’ operations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. Since Saturday, March 26, Taliban forces have detained and then released at least seven journalists and media workers, and have ordered local outlets to stop…

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