Publications

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.

Six - Month Report (Jan - June 2017) Afghanistan, A Dangerous Country for Journalists and Media

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

Six Month Report (July - December 2014)

Six Month Report (July – December 2014)

AJSC produces bi-annual reports documenting violence against journalists and analyzing the media environment in the country.

Journalists' Job Security in Afghanistan

Journalists’ Job Security in Afghanistan

AJSC conducted a research on journalists’ job environment in the country. The research was implemented in eight zones of the country. This report analysis the findings of the research.

President Karzai and Media

President Karzai and Media

During thirteen years of Mr. Karzai’s presidency, media in Afghanistan flourished. Freedom of Expression become the biggest achievement of government. This report looks at the situation of media during Mr. Karzai’s presidency.