Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan (2001 - Present)
Circle size indicates number of incidents.
2
1
4
1
1
7
1
2
3
36
1
6
1
1
2
2
3

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

2020 Overview: Balkh

Date Full Name Gender Occupation Organization Incident Type Province Reason Suspected Attacker
2020-9-1 Bashir Ansari Male Occupation test Aryan News Injured Balkh Explosion a bob While he was going to get a report regarding security issues a pomp was exploded and wounded him
2020-9-1 Najibullah Faryad Male Occupation test Aryan News Injured Balkh Explosion a bob While he was going to get a report regarding security issues a pomp was exploded and wounded him
2020-9-1 Aziz Karimi Male Occupation test 1 TV chanel Injured Balkh Explosion a bob While he was going to get a report regarding security issues a pomp was exploded and wounded him
2020-10-6 Mujib Habibzai Male Occupation test Azadi radio Threatened Balkh Boss of War in 209 Shaheen While he was preparing a report regarding land dispute boss war in 209 shaheen threat and insult him

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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