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Govt tightens grip on access to information: NAI

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Mar 12, 2018 - 19:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): Free media advocacy group, NAI, on Monday accused the government of tightening its grip on access to information, saying media people faced hardships in collecting details.
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In a first, fund set up for Nangarhar-based journalists

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Jan 23, 2018 - 11:32
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): In a first, a fund reserved fund has been set up for journalists in eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s office said on Tuesday. The initiative of establishing the fund was taken during a meeting attended by media...
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Daesh kill 18 journalists, Taliban 2 in deadliest 2017

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Jan 11, 2018 - 18:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Twenty journalists were killed in Afghanistan last year that saw violence against the community increasing compared to previous years, a survey released on Thursday said.
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81 journalists killed across the globe in 2017: IFJ

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Jan 01, 2018 - 13:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says 81 journalists and media staff were killed in targeted killings, car bomb attacks and crossfire incidents around the world during 2017. Another 250 were jailed. In a statement...
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On 1st anniversary, JCMG announces addressing 71 cases

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Dec 24, 2017 - 20:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Speakers at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the creation of the Joint Committee of Media and Government (JCMG) on Sunday said a number of media outlets were forced to embrace self-censorship.
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Journalists angry over misconduct by First Lady bodyguards

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Dec 16, 2017 - 18:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Journalists stopped covering the second hackathon in the capital Kabul following the bad behavior of the country’s first lady bodyguards. The Ministry of Higher Education on Saturday organized a hackathon that displayed information...
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Journalists’ safety: Kabul ignores co-sponsoring UN resolution

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Dec 13, 2017 - 20:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC) on Wednesday said it was disappointed to learn that the Afghan government had failed to co-sponsor the UN resolution on safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. In a statement, the...
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Rohani’s death still a mystery 9 years on: Colleagues

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Jun 11, 2017 - 00:45
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Journalists in southern Helmand province on Saturday criticized the government for not investigating the case of slain colleague Abdul Samad Rohani despite the passage of nine years.
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Kabul truck bomb also kills 2 media workers

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May 31, 2017 - 17:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two media workers were among those killed and seven others were injured in the massive truck bombing in capital Kabul on Wednesday morning. An IT officer with Tolo TV and a driver with the BBC were killed in the deadly attack in the...
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90pc of journalists face problems in access to information

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May 30, 2017 - 20:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): A survey conducted by a free media advocacy group, Nai, released on Tuesday showed nearly 90 percent of journalists faced problems in obtaining information, but the Presidential Palace rejected the claim.
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Abdullah vows to protect journalists’ rights

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May 08, 2017 - 18:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday promised serious steps for protection of journalists and their rights. Abdullah, addressing a World Press Freedom Day ceremony in his office on Sunday, also distributed...
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Ghazni officials promise timely info to journalists

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May 04, 2017 - 18:28
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Journalists in southern Ghazni province on Thursday complained local officials did not share information with them on time, leaving them in the lurch.
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MOAB attack site remains blind spot for journalists

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Apr 22, 2017 - 15:19
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Journalists on Saturday complained they were not allowed to visit the area where GBU-43/B -- or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) -- bomb was dropped by the United States in eastern Nangarhar province. Local officials say around...
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Fear cited behind self-censorship in the north

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Feb 08, 2017 - 17:09
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Journalists on Wednesday cited fear, self-censorship and lack of resources as major hurdles to investigative journalism in the country’s north. They said threats from powerful individuals forced journalists into self-...
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Threats against journalists increase: AJSC

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Jan 19, 2017 - 18:07
JALALABAD/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Violence and threats against journalists have increased in some provinces, the Afghanistan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC) said on Thursday. AJSC officials on Thursday addressed separate press conferences in...
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2016 deadliest year for journalists in Afghanistan: AJSC

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Jan 19, 2017 - 17:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) says that 2016 was the bloodiest year ever for journalists and media in Afghanistan. At least 13 journalists were killed last year, a figure that is unprecedented. Releasing its 6-...
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Herat officials assailed for spurning access to info law

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Jan 12, 2017 - 15:16
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A number of media organisations and journalists in western Heart province complain of the government’s double standards on access to information. They claim having concrete evidence of provincial officials sharing first-hand...
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Balkh journalists boycott safety committee

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Dec 07, 2016 - 22:00
MAZAR-i-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Journalists in northern Balkh province on Wednesday announced a boycott of the Journalists Safety and Protection Committee.
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Road renamed in Zaranj to honour journalists

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Nov 10, 2016 - 17:37
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A key road has been renamed as “Khabar Negaran Road” (Journalists Road) in the capital of southwestern Nimroz province. The road in Zarjanj City was renamed after being suggested so by local journalists and media advocacy groups at...
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Body to ensure journalists’ security created in Samangan

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Nov 09, 2016 - 15:34
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A committee tasked with ensuring security for journalists and media outlets has been created in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday. The committee’s formation comes in response to the approval of the security...
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