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Taliban Rebels Impose Taxes on Media Outlets in Restive Ghazni

In an effort to find new ways of financing their insurgency, Taliban rebels have turned to local media for taxation and threatened news outlets in central Afghanistan with punitive measures if they refuse to give in to the militant group’s demands. The Taliban has recently demanded that media outlets in central Ghazni province disclose their revenue so the group can impose taxes.   “The Taliban contacted us by telephone at the start of the spring and demanded 200,000 Afghanis...

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