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Afghanistan’s Media Self-Censors to Survive

Expand Policemen help Afghan journalists, victims of a second blast, in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. © 2018 Reuters The role Afghanistan’s vibrant media plays in public life represents one of the most significant changes that have taken place in the country since 2001. But that achievement is under threat, as journalists face growing intimidation and violence from both state and non-state actors.  On March 28, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) held a town hall meeting featuring leading media figures in Kabul to discuss the critical role media should play in Afghanistan’s…

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