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: Helmand



Years Count
0000 1
2001 1
2006 1
2007 7
2008 3
2010 2
2011 3
2012 1
2015 2
2016 8
2018 1
2019 3
2020 3
2021 1
  • Total Accident: 1050

2016 Overview: Helmand

Date Full Name Gender Occupation Organization Incident Type Province Reason Suspected Attacker
2016-6-5 Zabihullah Tamana Male Occupation test NPR Radio Killed Helmand reporting and picturing Taliban
2016-6-5 Zabihullah Tamana Male Occupation test NPR Radio Killed Helmand reporting and picturing Taliban
2016-6-5 David Gilkey Male Occupation test NPR Radio Killed Helmand reporting and picturing Taliban
2016-6-5 Zabihullah Tamana Male Occupation test NPR Radio Killed Helmand reporting and picturing Taliban
2016-6-5 David Gilkey Male Occupation test NPR Radio Killed Helmand reporting and picturing Taliban
2016-7-1 Aziz Ahmad Safiee Male Occupation test Freelance Beaten Helmand Unclear NDS officer
2016-7-1 Najibullah Sahil Male Occupation test Freelance Threatened Helmand Posting an article in facebook Helmand attorney
2016-11-4 Nematullah Zahir Male Occupation test Aryan News Killed Helmand While covering the military operation Taliban

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

Top 5 Organizations Experiencing Violence