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At least one journalist killed in Kabul attack

December 28, 2017 12:04 PM ET

New York, December 28, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned an attack today on a Shiite cultural center and office of the news agency Afghan Voice, in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least one journalist was killed and four media workers were injured in the attack, which killed more than 40...

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Gunmen, suicide bombers attack Kabul TV station

November 7, 2017 3:56 PM ET

New York, November 7, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the attack on a television station today in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gunmen and suicide bombers this morning attacked Shamshad TV, a leading Pashto-language station, killing one security guard and injuring at least 20 people including television staffers, Shamshad TV's...

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At least two media workers killed, nine injured in Kabul bombing

May 31, 2017 2:50 PM ET

New York, May 31, 2017--At least two media workers were killed and nine others were injured in a massive bomb attack in central Kabul, Afghanistan that also partially destroyed the office of a television station, according to media reports....

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At least six killed in attack on Afghanistan television station

May 17, 2017 1:01 PM ET

New York, May 17, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns today's attack on a state television station in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The four-hour attack on the Jalalabad office of National Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) killed at least six people and injured at least 18 others, according to media reports....

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TV reporter killed in Afghanistan

November 4, 2016 2:34 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2016--Naimatullah Zaheer, a reporter with the Afghan private television station Ariana News, was killed by roadside bomb today in the southern province of Helmand....

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Radio journalist killed in Afghanistan

October 17, 2016 2:16 PM ET

New York, October 17, 2016 -- Afghan authorities should credibly investigate yesterday's fatal shooting of a radio journalist in Qalat and swiftly bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two NPR journalists killed in Afghanistan

June 5, 2016 7:15 PM ET

New York, June 5, 2016 - Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna and American photographer David Gilkey were killed today while traveling in a military convoy in southern Afghanistan, according to their employer, U.S. public broadcaster NPR. The two were traveling with an Afghan army unit near Marjah, in Helmand province, when...

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Growing fears as more Afghan journalists and media workers come under the gun

February 1, 2016 2:22 PM ET

New York, February 1, 2016 -- The fatal shooting of senior Afghan broadcast journalist Mohammad Zubair Khaksar on Friday and the beating of freelance reporter Yahya Jawahari on Sunday further raise concerns for the safety of Afghan journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The attacks follow a...

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CPJ condemns attack on Tolo TV employees in Afghanistan

January 20, 2016 12:48 PM ET

New York, January 20, 2016--A suicide bombing in Kabul today killed seven employees from the Afghan station Tolo TV, according to news reports and the station. The attack on staff returning from work at the privately owned station injured 27 others, including 26 staff, according to Tolo TV. No...

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CPJ condemns threats by Taliban against Afghan media

October 13, 2015 3:18 PM ET

New York, October 13, 2015--A Taliban website on Monday threatened journalists associated with two privately owned Afghan TV outlets, Tolo TV and 1TV, with "elimination," according to news reports....

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