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: Balkh



Years Count
2008 1
2010 1
2011 2
2012 3
2013 2
2014 1
2015 1
2016 1
2017 3
2018 5
2019 2
2020 4
2021 3
  • Total Accident: 1050

2018 Overview: Balkh

Date Full Name Gender Occupation Organization Incident Type Province Reason Suspected Attacker
2018-10-20 Rahima Yazdani Female Occupation test AVA press lack of Access to information Balkh Civil society head (zaman Khan) At the day of parlimentary election, journalists faced lake of access to information
2018-10-20 Sayed Samim Sadat Male Occupation test AVA press lack of Access to information Balkh Election commision stuff at balkh At the day of parlimentary election, journalists faced lake of access to information
2018-10-20 Wahid Orya Male Occupation test Salam Watandar lack of Access to information Balkh Election commision stuff at balkh At the day of parlimentary election, journalists faced lake of access to information
2018-10-20 Habib Najafizada Male Occupation test 24 TV lack of Access to information Balkh Election commision stuff at balkh At the day of parlimentary election, journalists faced lake of access to information
2018-9-3 Mustafa Muhib Male Occupation test Mehr TV Beaten Balkh Unknown Unknown reason

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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