Attacks on Journalists Threaten Media Freedom in Afghanistan

January 21, 2015 5:51 AM

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When Afghan journalist Hussain Sirat's car disappeared in late December, he assumed it was simply theft, until a man called to say that he had the vehicle, and a gun with which he planned to kill him.

In the weeks since then, Sirat, an editor at Afghanistan's biggest daily newspaper 8AM who also works for Deutsche Welle, has been attacked in the street and received death threats in text messages that accuse him of being an "infidel" — which he assumes is related to his work for the German broadca...

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