Subscribe to South Asia Citizens Wire | feeds from sacw.net | @sacw
Home > Human Rights > Afghanistan: Threats to Media - A report by Human Rights Watch

Afghanistan: Threats to Media - A report by Human Rights Watch

26 January 2015

print version of this article print version

The 48-page report, “‘Stop Reporting or We’ll Kill Your Family’: Threats to Media Freedom in Afghanistan,” documents harassment, intimidation, and attacks on journalists and the Afghan government’s failure to investigate and prosecute those responsible. The failure to protect journalistic freedom has emboldened those determined to suppress criticism of the government, the security forces, and other powerful entities in Afghan society. The Taliban insurgency has greatly contributed to the climate of fear by explicitly targeting journalists for reporting deemed unfavorable. The government should act decisively to end the violence and intimidation, and the Taliban should end its attacks on civilian organizations, including the media.

DOWNLOAD AND READ the Human Rights Watch report here:

Stop Reporting or We’ll Kill Your Family’: Threats to Media Freedom in Afghanistan
Threats to Media Freedom in Afghanistan
a report by Human Rights Watch - 21 January 2015