Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan (2001 - Present)
Circle size indicates number of incidents.
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10
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1

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

2017 Overview: Kabul

Date Full Name Gender Occupation Organization Incident Type Province Reason Suspected Attacker
2017-1-10 Taher Payman Male Occupation test Wolosi Jirga TV Injured Kabul Taliban attack to Parliament branch Taliban
2017-2-20 Sajad Mohammadi Male Occupation test 1 TV chanel Threatened Kabul While the police vehicles burned by Molah Tarakhil's men Police
2017-3-13 Nasrat Parsa Male Occupation test Azadi radio Beaten Kabul Unclear Wizard man_ Aghay Taymani
2017-2-1 Esmatullah Mohammadi Male Occupation test pajhwok news agency Threatened Kabul Unclear Member of parliament
2017-4-10 Mina Habib Male Occupation test IWPR Threatened Kabul whlie interview via phone Shah Hussain Murtazawi P spokesman
2017-4-9 Sharif Amiri Male Occupation test Tolonews Insult Kabul During the press conference the president Ghani not answered President Ashraf Ghani
2017-4-9 Baies Hayat Male Occupation test Ariana News Threatened Kabul After leaving the President conference in Arg palace PPS Presidintial protaction
2017-4-16 Said Reshad Kashifi Male Occupation test Eqtedar Mili Beaten Kabul In Arg palace PPS Presidintial protaction
2017-5-31 Habibullah Hasanzada Male Occupation test press TV Killed Kabul Bloody Bomb in Kabul killed 150 and more than 400 wounded Unknown
2017-5-31 Aziz Nawin Male Occupation test Tolonews Killed Kabul Bloody Bomb in Kabul killed 150 and more than 400 wounded Unknown

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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