2016 The Deadliest Year for Afghan Media on Record: AJSC – nsnbc international | nsnbc international

2016 The Deadliest Year for Afghan Media on Record: AJSC – nsnbc international | nsnbc international – A spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani said acts of intimidation were by individuals, not by the government, and stressed that the president is committed to a free press. ‘There are no journalists in jail in the whole country and the attorney general’s office has prosecuted those government officials who have threatened or acted against journalists,’ he said. Violence, intimidation and other reprisals against journalists and media workers by government functionaries is especially linked to investigative journalism that probes corruption, nepotism and abuse of power, concludes the AJSC.

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