"Stop reporting or we'll kill your family" : threats to media freedom in Afghanistan /

This report documents harassment, intimidation, and attacks on journalists and the Afghan government's failure to investigate and prosecute those responsible. The failure to protect journalistic freedom has emboldened those determined to suppress criticism of the government, the security forces...

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Author / Creator:Grossman, Patricia, author.
Imprint:[New York, NY] : Human Rights Watch, 2015.
©2015
Description:1 online resource (45 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Freedom of speech -- Afghanistan.
Freedom of the press -- Afghanistan.
Journalists -- Violence against -- Afghanistan.
Freedom of speech.
Freedom of the press.
Journalists -- Crimes against.
Journalists -- Violence against.
Afghanistan.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10134034
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Varying Form of Title:Threats to media freedom in Afghanistan
Other authors / contributors:Human Rights Watch (Organization), publisher.
ISBN:9781623132231
1623132231
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:"This report was researched and written by Patricia Gossman ..."--Page 45.
"January 2015."
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (HRW, viewed February 26, 2015).
Summary:This report documents harassment, intimidation, and attacks on journalists and the Afghan government's failure to investigate and prosecute those responsible. The failure to protect journalistic freedom has emboldened those determined to suppress criticism of the government, the security forces, and other powerful entities in Afghan society. The Taliban insurgency has greatly contributed to the climate of fear by explicitly targeting journalists for reporting deemed unfavorable. The government should act decisively to end the violence and intimidation, and the Taliban should end its attacks on civilian organizations, including the media.
Other form:Print version Grossman, Patricia. "Stop reporting or we'll kill your family". [New York, NY] : Human Rights Watch, 2015. 9781623132231