Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan (2001 - Present)
Circle size indicates number of incidents.
1
1
3
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26
1
9
1
3
6

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

2009 Overview: Kabul

Date Full Name Gender Occupation Organization Incident Type Province Reason Suspected Attacker
2009-1-19 Mina Habib Female Occupation test Cheragh daily Threatened Kabul Reporting Police
2009-2-11 Nazari Paryani Male Occupation test Payman daily Threatened Kabul After released from police custody unknown individuals
2009-2-2 Habiburahman Ebrahimi Male Occupation test Pajhwok Beaten Kabul Filming from a suicide attack in Kabul City National directorate of security
2009-2-18 Mina Habib Female Occupation test Cheragh daily Threatened Kabul Reporting unknown individuals
2009-2-1 Abdul Wahed Tabe Male Occupation test Salam Watandar Beaten Kabul Reporting and interviewing Police
2009-3-7 Husain Sadat Male Occupation test Tolo TV Beaten Kabul Reporting President security officer
2009-3-23 Mohammad Ajmal Alamzai Male Occupation test Aryana TV Arrested Kabul Reporting unknown individuals
2009-3-23 Fahim Kohdamani Male Occupation test Emroz TV Arrested Kabul TV program general attorney
2009-4-15 Tamim Shahir Male Occupation test Tolo TV Arrested Kabul Reporting from demonstration 13th district of kabul police
2009-4-15 Abobakr Jabarkhil Male Occupation test Aryana TV Arrested Kabul Reporting from demonstration 13th district of kabul police
2009-4-15 Ahmad Sirat Male Occupation test Aryana TV Arrested Kabul Reporting from demonstration 13th district of kabul police
2009-4-27 Said Dawood Yaqoobi Male Occupation test Aaiena-e-roz weekly Beaten Kabul Publishing an article unknown individuals
2009-5-21 Malyar Sadiq Azad Male Occupation test Killid FM Beaten Kabul Interview with ministry of information and culture Ministry of IC security guards
2009-6-14 Qais Azimi Male Occupation test Al jazeera Arrested Kabul Reporting National director of security
2009-7-25 Suhaila Wida Khamosh Female Occupation test killid weekly Threatened Kabul Reporting and interviewing Government
2009-8-20 Jafar Hand Male Occupation test BBC Arrested Kabul Reporting from polling on election day Police
2009-8-20 Rafi Hasanzada Male Occupation test Aryana TV Arrested Kabul Reporting from polling on election day Police
2009-8-20 13 journalists Male Occupation test Different media Arrested Kabul Reporting from polling on election day Police
2009-9-30 Mahmood Faiaz Male Occupation test Tamadon TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Police
2009-10-5 Mohammad Naiem Male Occupation test Wakht news agency Beaten Kabul Filming from traffic accident Police
2009-10-20 Hashmat Radfar Male Occupation test Nokhost daily Arrested Kabul Publishing an article Interior ministry
2009-10-20 Nazari Paryani Male Occupation test Mandegar daily Arrested Kabul Publishing an article Interior ministry
2009-12-12 Nasir Ahmad Ahmadizada Male Occupation test Sepehr TV Beaten Kabul Filming TV program Harakat-enqilab member
2009-12-12 Safiullah Male Occupation test Sepehr TV Beaten Kabul Filming TV program Harakat-enqilab member
2009-12-16 Nastoh Nadiry Male Occupation test Noorin TV Arrested Kabul TV program Police
2009-12-16 Nastoh Nadiry Male Occupation test Noorin TV Arrested Kabul TV program Police

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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