Zakia Zaki

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Attacks on the Press   |   Afghanistan

Attacks on the Press 2007: Afghanistan


Six years after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, journalists were increasingly pessimistic about the future. The personal tragedies of several Afghan journalists illustrated how much the press situation had worsened amid political disarray, faltering security, and human rights abuses. Despite the adversity, domestic news media remained plentiful and assertive.
February 5, 2008 12:00 PM ET


Alerts   |   Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, second female journalist killed in a week

New York, June 6, 2007-The Committee to Protect Journalists is horrified by the murder in her home of radio station director Zakia Zaki in Afghanistan's Parwan province, north of the capital Kabul. Unidentified gunmen shot her several times near midnight this morning in the bedroom she was sharing with her small children, according to international news reports.

CPJ is investigating to determine the motives for her murder, the second killing of a female broadcast journalist in less than a week. On Friday, television news presenter Shokiba Sanga Amaaj was murdered in her Kabul home.

June 6, 2007 12:00 PM ET


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