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Achieved Date
970days in power
970
number of days to accomplish
Re-examine and investigate the cases of murdered and injured journalists
In Progress
Peace and Security
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Written by TOLOnews.com
Promise Background
Reporters Without Borders ranks Afghanistan 128th out of 180 countries in the 2014 press freedom index and repeatedly cited concerns of increased violence against journalists in Afghanistan, particularly during the elections period (http://en.rsf.org/afghanistan-ghani-presidency-s-first-100-days-17-01-2015,47500.html). Investigating the cases of murdered and injured journalists was part of President Ghani's pre-election commitments in supporting press freedom and safety.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Cases pertaining to murder and violence against journalists re-examined
  • 2. Perpetrators of violence against journalists tried and convicted

November, 2014: According to Bakhtar News Agency, First Vice President Gen. Dostum met with the Attorney General's Office (AGO) to request the investigation into the cases of 43 murdered journalists. (http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/15218-gen-dostum-instructs-ag-to-prosecute-murder-cases-of-43-journalists.html). No official reports on these cases have been reported since.

Status Updated By: Tolo News                                                                                                

Associated Stories

1. 8 Journalists Killed in 2014 in Afghanistan: NAI: http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/17674-8-journalists-killed-in-2014-in-afghanistan-nai

2. Afghan Journalists Boycott Coverage of Taliban After Reporter's Killing: http://www.tolonews.com/pa/afghanistan/14286-afghan-journalists-boycott-coverage-of-taliban-after-reporters-killing