‘Freedom of expression is non-negotiable’

KABUL (SW) – On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan declared that the freedom of expression is an non-negotiable principle in the country.  

Another local radio ceaes operations

MONITORING (SW) – ‘Paktia Ghag’ or Voice of Paktia became the latest radio station to shut operations in Afghanistan amid prevailing difficult financial and political circumstances.

Call for ‘urgent action’ to defend journalist, press freedom in Afghanistan

MONITORING (SW) – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written to Richard Bennett, the UN’s new special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Afghanistan, calling for urgent action to defend journalists and press freedom in Afghanistan, where arbitrary arrests are on the rise and a climate of fear has taken hold in all media outlets.

Call for the release of press freedom activist

KABUL (SW) – The Afghanistan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC) has called for the immediate release of Ghulam Rabbani, its provincial member in Ghor province, by the forces of the Islamic Emirate.