Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan (2001 - Present)
Circle size indicates number of incidents.
3
6
1
3
10
1
72
9
5
2
4
10
1
10
17
8

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

2016 Overview: Kabul

Date Full Name Gender Occupation Organization Incident Type Province Reason Suspected Attacker
2016-1-20 Maryam Ibrahimi Female Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul worked with media Taliban
2016-1-20 Said Mohammad Jawad Male Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul worked with media Taliban
2016-1-20 Zainab Mirzayee Female Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul worked with media Taliban
2016-1-20 Mihri Azizi Female Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul worked with media Taliban
2016-1-20 Husain Amiri Male Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul worked with media Taliban
2016-1-20 Mohammad Ali Amiri Male Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul worked with media Taliban
2016-1-20 Mohammad Husain Male Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul worked with media Taliban
2016-1-20 Sahid Hasib Sadat Male Occupation test Tolo TV Injured Kabul worked with media Taliban
2016-1-20 No name Male Occupation test Tolo TV Injured Kabul worked with media Taliban
2016-1-1 Adila Shirzai Female Occupation test Maiwand TV Threatened Kabul Unclear Taliban
2016-2-29 Royeen Rahnoosh Male Occupation test Khaama Press Insult Kabul Unclear Police
2016-3-24 Omed Poya Male Occupation test Nega TV Beaten Kabul Unclear Unknown
2016-4-19 Hussain Sirat Male Occupation test Radio Deutsche Insult Kabul Reporting Security officers
2016-4-19 Farshad Saleh Male Occupation test Ariana News Beaten Kabul Reporting Security officers
2016-4-19 Sami Jahish Male Occupation test Afghan news TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Security officers
2016-5-17 Nawid Bahar Male Occupation test Ariana News Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Emad Roshayee Male Occupation test 1 TV chanel Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Mukhtar Yaqoobi Male Occupation test 1 TV chanel Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Farid Halimi Male Occupation test Noorin TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Katib Karimi Male Occupation test Noorin TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Romal Khoram Male Occupation test Jehan TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Farid Rostaqi Male Occupation test Jehan TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Masood Hosaini Male Occupation test Unclear Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-7 Jame Male Occupation test Beljeem Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-30 Jamshid Ahmadi Male Occupation test Maiwand TV Beaten Kabul Unclear Unknown
2016-5-17 Nawid Bahar Male Occupation test Ariana News Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Sami Jahish Male Occupation test Ariana News Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Emad Roshayee Male Occupation test 1 TV chanel Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Mukhtar Yaqoobi Male Occupation test 1 TV chanel Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Farid Halimi Male Occupation test Noorin TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Katib Karimi Male Occupation test Noorin TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Romal Khoram Male Occupation test Jehan TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Farid Rostaqi Male Occupation test Jehan TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Masood Hosaini Male Occupation test Unclear Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Jame Male Occupation test Beljeem Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-30 Jamshid Ahmadi Male Occupation test Maiwand TV Beaten Kabul Unclear Unknown
2016-6-18 Tawfiq Sidiqi Male Occupation test 24 TV Beaten Kabul Reporting from a terrorist attack in kabul NDS officer
2016-6-18 Ghazi Rasooli Male Occupation test 1 TV chanel Beaten Kabul Reporting from a terrorist attack in kabul NDS officer
2016-6-18 Parwiz Safi Male Occupation test Shamshad TV Threatened Kabul Reporting Police
2016-5-17 Nawid Bahar Male Occupation test Ariana News Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Sami Jahish Male Occupation test Ariana News Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Emad Roshayee Male Occupation test 1 TV chanel Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Mukhtar Yaqoobi Male Occupation test 1 TV chanel Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Farid Halimi Male Occupation test Noorin TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Katib Karimi Male Occupation test Noorin TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Romal Khoram Male Occupation test Jehan TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Farid Rostaqi Male Occupation test Jehan TV Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Masood Hosaini Male Occupation test Unclear Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-17 Jame Male Occupation test Beljeem Beaten Kabul Reporting Protester
2016-5-30 Jamshid Ahmadi Male Occupation test Maiwand TV Beaten Kabul Unclear Unknown
2016-6-7 Wakil Pasakohi Male Occupation test Noor TV Threatened Kabul writing in social media Member of parliament
2016-6-18 Tawfiq Sidiqi Male Occupation test 24 TV Beaten Kabul Reporting from a terrorist attack in kabul NDS officer
2016-6-18 Ghazi Rasooli Male Occupation test 1 TV chanel Beaten Kabul Reporting from a terrorist attack in kabul NDS officer
2016-6-18 Parwiz Safi Male Occupation test Shamshad TV Threatened Kabul Reporting Police
2016-7-23 Husain Mohammad Male Occupation test Khurshid Tv Killed Kabul In TOTAB dimonstration suicide attact Taliban
2016-7-19 Mir Abed Joinda Male Occupation test Tolonews Beaten Kabul Interview with the ministry of refugee Police
2016-8-7 Nasrat Parsa Male Occupation test Aryan News Insult Kabul While Interviewing Chief executive spokesperson bodyguard
2016-7-27 Sadam Dawodzai Male Occupation test Khurshid Tv Insult Kabul Interview with another Olympics assistant Olympics assistant Masood Mubariz
2016-8-22 Masood Ansar Male Occupation test Killid FM Threatened Kabul On the way to sapider place PPS
2016-9-18 Mirza Mohammad Hafezi Male Occupation test Mashal TV Threatened Kabul Making reporet from Markit Bourning Police
2016-9-15 Ahmad Siar Nikzad Male Occupation test Maiwand TV Beaten Kabul Unclear Bakhter university director
2016-9-16 Romal Khoram Male Occupation test Jehan TV Insult Kabul Unclear Parliament security forces
2016-10-17 Ahmad Naim Sultani Male Occupation test Zhwandoon TV Beaten Kabul On the way to TV office Barq company guards
2016-11-1 Shahin Shamal Male Occupation test Noor TV Beaten Kabul Escape from kidnappers Unknown
2016-12-8 Shah Wali Zarin Male Occupation test Bukhdi news agency Threatened Kabul On the way His home Unknown
2016-1-20 Maryam Ibrahimi Female Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul In a bomb explosion in its bus Taliban
2016-1-3 Mehri Azizi Female Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul In a bomb explosion in its bus Taliban
2016-1-20 Sayed Mohammad Jawad Male Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul In a bomb explosion in its bus Taliban
2016-1-20 Sayed Habib Sadat Male Occupation test Tolo TV Killed Kabul In a bomb explosion in its bus Taliban
2016-1-20 About 17 employees Male Occupation test Tolo TV Injured Kabul In a bomb explosion in its bus Taliban
2016-3-24 Omid Poya Male Occupation test Nega TV Beaten Kabul In home way, 13 district Unknown
2016-6-18 Shamriz Male Occupation test Turkey local journalist in kabul Beaten Kabul while providing report in a suicide attack Security officers

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
Image of Yearly Incidents of Violence Against Journalists
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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