Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan (2001 - Present)
Circle size indicates number of incidents.
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Province: Kabul



Years Count
0000 4
2001 2
2002 1
2004 1
2005 11
2006 8
2007 15
2008 26
2009 26
2010 6
2011 31
2012 23
2013 21
2014 7
2015 33
2016 72
2017 10
2018 43
2019 33
2020 36
2021 8
  • Total Accident: 1050

2008 Overview: Kabul

Date Full Name Gender Occupation Organization Incident Type Province Reason Suspected Attacker
2008-1-4 Karestan Tomason Male Occupation test Dagiladet Daily Killed Kabul Reporting suicide attack in kabul serena hotel
2008-1-4 Karestan Tomason Male Occupation test Dagiladet Daily Killed Kabul Reporting suicide attack in kabul serena hotel
2008-3-27 Rahnaward Zaryab Male Occupation test Unclear Threatened Kabul Unclear unknown individuals
2008-5-7 Faizi Zadran Male Occupation test RTA Threatened Kabul Unclear Information and culture minister (Karim Khorami)
2008-5-6 Said Mohammad Hosain Madani Male Occupation test Payam-e-mujahid Threatened Kabul Unclear unknown individuals
2008-6-11 Khalil Narmgo Male Occupation test Freelance Arrested Kabul Writing an article in newspaper National director of security
2008-6-30 Said Jafar Aadeli Hosaini Male Occupation test Pamir weekly Threatened Kabul Reporting Kabul municipality
2008-6-30 Mohammad Mihdi Saqib Male Occupation test Pamir weekly government Threatened Kabul Reporting Kabul municipality
2008-6-30 Mohammad Zahid Malang Male Occupation test Pamir weekly government Threatened Kabul Reporting Kabul municipality
2008-6-30 Najibullah Naiebkhel Male Occupation test Pamir weekly government Threatened Kabul Reporting Kabul municipality
2008-6-30 Said Maqsood Hofiani Male Occupation test Pamir weekly government Threatened Kabul Reporting Kabul municipality
2008-6-22 Samim Sirat Male Occupation test Aryana TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Hazara nation demonistration
2008-9-11 Ghaws Zalmai Male Occupation test Freelance Arrested Kabul Blasphemy general attorney
2008-9-18 Wakil Ahmad Ehsas Male Occupation test VOA Threatened Kabul Reporting unknown individuals
2008-9-13 Najiba Ayubi Female Occupation test Killid FM Threatened Kabul Reporting kabul anti criminal police director (Ali shah paktiwal)
2008-10-23 Mir Haidar Motahar Male Occupation test Arman mili daily Arrested Kabul Publishing an article general attorney
2008-10-12 Mellissa Fung Female Occupation test CBC Canadian TV Kidnapped Kabul Reporting and filming from refugee camp unknown individuals
2008-12-5 Yar Mohammad Tokhi Male Occupation test Tolo TV Beaten Kabul Reporting from demonstration Police
2008-12-29 Jawid Rostapoor Male Occupation test Jabha-e-mili daily Beaten Kabul Reporting Police
2008-1-14 Mahsa Taie Female Occupation test Payman daily Arrested Kabul Writing an article in newspaper general attorney
2008-1-14 Nazari Paryani Male Occupation test Payman daily Arrested Kabul Writing an article in newspaper general attorney
2008-1-14 Khairullah Aazad Aazad Male Occupation test Payman daily Arrested Kabul Writing an article in newspaper general attorney
2008-1-14 Hasan Azimi Male Occupation test Payman daily Arrested Kabul Writing an article in newspaper general attorney
2008-1-14 Mubarakshah Shahram Male Occupation test Payman daily Arrested Kabul Writing an article in newspaper general attorney
2008-1-14 Jwad Ehrar Male Occupation test Payman daily Arrested Kabul Writing an article in newspaper general attorney
2008-3-7 Nazari Paryani Male Occupation test Payman daily Arrested Kabul Writing an article in newspaper general attorney

Project Overview

Journalists in Afghanistan work under extremely difficult circumstances and routinely face violence, threats, and intimidation that prevent them from carrying out their work. While many incidents go unreported, Internews partner Nai Supporting Afghanistan Open Media has collected hundreds of reports of such incidents. The map above represents ten years of data on violence against journalists in Afghanistan gathered by Nai's MediaWatch team.

Yearly Incidents of Violence Against Journalists, 2001-2020
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Type of Incident v. Gender
Type of Incident v.Gender
  • Threatened
  • Beaten
  • Arrested
  • Killed
  • Kidnapped
  • Injured
Total Incidents

Highest Year

2016

Highest Month

1

Highest Province

Badakhshan

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