Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan (2001 - Present)
Circle size indicates number of incidents.
2
1
5
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
43
7
6
2
1
1
1
10
3
1
1
10

Province: Kandahar



Years Count
2006 5
2007 2
2009 6
2010 6
2011 6
2012 4
2013 2
2014 2
2015 1
2018 10
2019 5
2021 1
  • Total Accident: 1050

2018 Overview: Kandahar

Date Full Name Gender Occupation Organization Incident Type Province Reason Suspected Attacker
2018-10-18 Shir Gul Male Occupation test Alam Media Detained Kandahar NDS After a terroristic attack on Qandahar governor office, journalists were detained for investigation
2018-10-18 Shahbaz Male Occupation test Alam Media Detained Kandahar NDS After a terroristic attack on Qandahar governor office, journalists were detained for investigation
2018-10-18 Sebqatullah Arghand Male Occupation test Kabul News TV Detained Kandahar NDS After a terroristic attack on Qandahar governor office, journalists were detained for investigation
2018-10-18 Shafiq Alizai Male Occupation test Pajwok News agency Detained Kandahar NDS After a terroristic attack on Qandahar governor office, journalists were detained for investigation
2018-10-18 Bashir Nadeem Male Occupation test pajhwok news agency Detained Kandahar NDS After a terroristic attack on Qandahar governor office, journalists were detained for investigation
2018-10-18 Esmail Male Occupation test Reuters Detained Kandahar NDS After a terroristic attack on Qandahar governor office, journalists were detained for investigation
2018-10-13 Mohammad Salim Angar Male Occupation test RTA Killed Kandahar Taliban In terroristic attack on Qandahar governer office
2018-8-25 Fahim Atal Male Occupation test Emerge media center Threatened Kandahar Police Police headquarter has locked his office and interapped the its broadcast
2018-4-25 Abdul Manan Arghand Male Occupation test Kabul News TV Killed Kandahar Unknown In an armed attack from unknown people
2018-3-26 Besmillah Watandost Male Occupation test Sheba Radio Threatened Kandahar Kandahar public health chief He wanted to make report about a photo which was released on FB showed a child was born in toilet in Mirwais hospital

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

Top 5 Organizations Experiencing Violence