10 news professionals dead in Afghanisatan
(VATICAN RADIO) 10 news professionals have already been killed in Afghanistan in the first six months of this year.
2016 has been the most dangerous year for journalists in Afghanistan with 54 incidents of violence having occurred in the first half of the year, according to a new report by the Afghan Journalists’ Safety Committee. This is a 38 percent increase of attacks on journalists since the same period in 2015.
The incidents included killings, assaults, detentions and intimidation. Behind the attacks were Afghanistan’s own government, the Taliban, and other private groups, including War Lords and the Mafia.
Katie Ascough spoke with Najib Sharifi,