We believe strong and fact-based research forms the backbone of advocacy work. We document and report incidences of violence against journalists. We also develop research reports on issues that directly affect journalists, their safety and freedom of expression in Afghanistan.
2018 Annual Report
In 2018, AJSC has recorded a total of 121 cases of violence against journalists and media workers, including cases of murder, injury, threats, temporary detention, abduction, and many more. 17 journalists and media workers were killed this year, which once again places Afghanistan as the most dangerous country for journalists. In addition to 17 cases […]
Summary of Six Month Report 2018
The first six months of 2018 was the bloodiest reporting period for journalists and the media community in Afghanistan. Within these first six months, AJSC recorded 89 cases of violence and intimidation against journalists and media workers, eleven of which involved the killing of journalists. All of the journalists who were killed during this time […]
Six Month Report Jul-Dec 2017
The increase in insecurity and instability in Afghanistan has had a direct impact on media and reporting. An unprecedented increase in threats and violence against journalists has created serious concern about the survival of freedoms of expression and press. Because freedom of expression, freedom of press, and media pluralism are among the country’s most important […]
Six – Month Report (Jan – June 2017) Afghanistan, A Dangerous Country for Journalists and Media
In the first six months of 2017, Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) has recorded 73 cases of violence against journalists which includes killing, beating, inflicting injury and humiliation, intimidation and detention of journalists.
Six Months Report (Jul – Dec 2016) Analysis of Violence Against Journalists 2012-2016
The year 2016 is considered the bloodiest year for journalists and media in the history of Afghanistan. In this year, 13 journalists were killed, a figure that is unprecedented in the history of journalism in Afghanistan. In spite of the fact that the threats are posed by a variety of groups including government officials, a shift in the conduct of Taliban vis-à-vis journalists and media is the main driver of the increase in the level of threats and deadly violence against journalists.
Six Months Report (Jan – Jun 2016) 15 Years of Reporting in Afghanistan
2016 has been the bloodiest year for journalists in the history of Afghanistan. Only in the first six months, ten journalists were murdered. In this reporting period, AJSC recorded a total of 54 incidents, which include murder, physical assault, detention, and intimidation.
The Reporting Heroes – A Study on the Condition of Afghan Female Journalists
This report reflects the findings of a survey performed by Afghan Journalists Safety Committee on the
status of female journalists and media workers in Afghanistan. The purpose of the report is to identify
the extensive challenges female journalists and media workers face and develop specific measures to
tackle those challenges subsequent to development of this report.
Six Months Report (Jul- Dec) 2015
The current document presents the semiannual report by Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) reflecting journalists’ safety circumstances during the second six months of 2015.
Six-Month Report – January – June 2015
Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) recorded 39 cases of threat and violence against journalists during the first half of 2015, reflecting a decline by 43% compared to the first six months of 2014 during which 63 cases were recorded. One journalist was killed and another 4 wounded in this reporting period. Similarly, 19 journalists were […]
Freedom of Speech and Circulation of Information in the State-run Media of Afghanistan
Many consider freedom of speech and growth of media as the greatest achievements in post-Taliban Afghanistan …