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Taliban fighters detain, flog, and beat journalists covering protests in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C., September 8, 2021–The Taliban must immediately cease detaining journalists in Afghanistan, end the use of violence against them, and allow the media to operate freely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Over the last two days, the Taliban detained and later released at least 14 journalists covering…

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As staff flee, TOLO News vows to keep broadcasting from Afghanistan – for now

Saad Mohseni had a lot to worry about when the Taliban rolled into Kabul on August 15. Mohseni is CEO of the Moby Group, which owns and operates Afghanistan’s biggest news and entertainment networks, TOLO News and TOLO TV. The company’s 400 employees would have to adapt one way or another to the nation’s new,…

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Taliban fighters beat and whip journalists in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C., August 26, 2021– The Taliban must immediately cease using violence against journalists and allow them to cover the critical news from Afghanistan freely and without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday at approximately 10:30 a.m., Taliban fighters assaulted Ziar Khan Yaad, a reporter with the privately owned broadcaster TOLO News,…

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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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A man reacts at the site of a lethal blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

At least two media workers killed, nine injured in Kabul bombing

New York, May 31, 2017–At least two media workers were killed and nine others were injured in a massive bomb attack in central Kabul, Afghanistan that also partially destroyed the office of a television station, according to media reports.

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CPJ condemns threats by Taliban against Afghan media

New York, October 13, 2015–A Taliban website on Monday threatened journalists associated with two privately owned Afghan TV outlets, Tolo TV and 1TV, with “elimination,” according to news reports.

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Afghanistan’s draft media law slowed, but not stopped

For now, the Afghan government’s apparent attempt at railroading through a less-than-media-friendly new Mass Media Law without consultation seems to have been sidelined, though not derailed. On Sunday in Kabul, representatives of the Ministry of Information and Culture received recommendations from civil society workers and journalists, including some from the provinces, which were drawn up…

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