Afghan Journalists In Kandahar Speak Out About Taliban Repression

WASHINGTON — Journalists in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar say it has become “impossible” for them to work as news gatherers because of the Taliban’s sweeping restrictions targeting media and journalists.

“We are receiving threats even for a post on Facebook about a stolen bike,” said an editor at a local media outlet in Kandahar who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals, adding that high-ranking Taliban officials “from the government to the district police chief called us, [asking] why we posted the information on Facebook.”


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