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01 May 2018

Ten journalists were among the dozens of people killed in attacks across Afghanistan this week, a bitter blow to a tight-knit community for whom death was always part of the job. ...

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01 May 2018

Afghan journalists were shaken but defiant Tuesday, vowing to continue reporting on the bloody conflict after the deadliest attack on the country's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. ...

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01 May 2018

Condemnation poured in from across the world Tuesday after 10 journalists were among dozens killed in attacks in Afghanistan, in what the UN described as the "deliberate targeting" of the media. ...

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30 April 2018

Jihadists are targeting journalists in Afghanistan because they are weakened and want more news coverage in order to undermine the country's electoral process ahead of an expected vote in October, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday. ...

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30 April 2018

A BBC reporter was killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the broadcaster said, hours after twin blasts in Kabul marked the deadliest day for journalists in the war-torn country since the Taliban's fall in 2001. ...

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30 April 2018

Thousands rallied Monday in Moscow in support of internet freedom after Russian authorities tried to block access to the popular messaging app Telegram in the latest onslaught against dissent under Vladimir Putin. ...

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30 April 2018

Agence France-Presse's chief photographer in Kabul Shah Marai on Monday became the latest of the agency's journalists to die on the job since it was founded in 1944. ...

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30 April 2018

Agence France-Presse's chief photographer in Kabul Shah Marai, who was killed covering a suicide bombing on Monday, was a charismatic, courageous journalist who was dedicated to reporting on Afghanistan's wrenching conflict. ...

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30 April 2018

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a double suicide bombing in Kabul on Monday that left at least 21 people dead, including four journalists. ...

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30 April 2018

A Myanmar police officer who shocked observers by testifying against his force when he described their effort to "entrap" two Reuters journalists has been sentenced to jail, a police spokesman said Monday. ...

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