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2014 deadliest year for Afghan journalists: NAI (Video)

2014 deadliest year for Afghan journalists: NAI (Video)

Jan 01, 2015 - 17:25

KABUL (Pajhwok): Media support organisation NAI on Wednesday said eight journalists were killed in 2014 when violence against them surged by 64 percent. Another nine journalists were injured, 20 detained, 38 beaten and 50 threatened and insulted during the year, the organisation said in its yearly report launched in Kabul. The report says 125 cases of violence against journalist were registered during the outgoing year. The report shows a 166 percent rise in murder cases of journalists, a 28 percent rise in the number of those wounded and 92 percent increase in incidents of threats and insult. NAI chief Sadiqullah Tawhidi told reporters 2014 was the deadliest for journalists since 2001. He said 80 cases of violence against journalists involved government officials and the remaining NATO forces, insurgents and unknown gunmen.


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