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Watchdog Records 30 Recent Cases of Violence, Threats Against Afghan Journalists

Watchdog Records 30 Recent Cases of Violence, Threats Against Afghan Journalists

From: VOA

ISLAMABAD — More than 30 instances of violence and threats of violence against Afghan journalists were recorded in the last two months, with nearly 90% committed by the Taliban, a media watchdog said Wednesday.

More than 40% of the cases recorded by The Afghanistan National Journalists Union were physical beatings and another 40% were verbal threats of violence, said Masorro Lutfi, the group’s head. The remainder involved cases in which journalists were imprisoned for a day. One journalist was killed.

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