Call for probe into the detention of journalist

MONITORING (SW) – The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for an investigation into the arrest and beating of Roman Karimi, a well-known journalist associated with Salam Watandar.

Intimidation of journalists continue

KABUL (SW) – The intimidation and detention of journalists continue with the forces of the Islamic Emirate now arresting Mirza Hassani, the director of Aftab Private Radio in Daikundi.

Campaign launched in solidarity with women journalists

MONITORING (SW) – A new social media campaign, #FreeHerFace, has Afghan male journalists and others posting selfies with their faces covered, in solidarity with the Afghan women journalists facing a harmful new decree.

‘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.