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06 Mar 2015 description

This statement was originally published on indexoncensorship.org on 6 March 2015.

By Milana Knezevic

Last year, authorities in the east of Afghanistan decided to shut down a cemetery. The problem was that this particular cemetery was not just a final resting place; it had taken on a second function as a marketplace where women in the city could meet and trade. With the closure, the financial lifeline the women had created for themselves, was cut. There were some protests, the story was covered in a local newspaper, and that was it.

30 Jun 2011 description

SOURCE: Reporters Without Borders

(RSF/IFEX) - 29 June 2011 - Reporters Without Borders is delighted by today's release of French journalists Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier and their Afghan interpreter Reza Din, who were abducted by a Taliban group on 29 December 2009 in the northeastern province of Kapisa while doing a report for the French TV station France 3.

10 Jun 2011 description

Alert - Afghanistan

10 June 2011

SOURCE: Committee to Protect Journalists

08 Jun 2011 description

(IFJ/IFEX) - June 7, 2011 - The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the Afghan Independent Journalists' Association (AIJA), announce the release of a new report which outlines the challenges for journalists and press freedom in Afghanistan since the lead-up to the country's elections in 2009 and 2010.