2017 Recorded as Bloody Year in the History for Media outlets losing 21 membersNo Comment
Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan has recorded June as the clam month for the media and correspondents amid in May 2017 9 correspondents were martyred and 16 others were injured and was recorded as the bloodiest month, meanwhile in December 2017 7 correspondents were martyred and 18 others have been injured.The number of the injuries from the media outlets in Afghanistan reached up to 41 persons this indicates 10 times increasing the number of injuries comparing with 2015.
In total 166 cases of violence has been recorded in 2017 amid in 2015 95 cases were recorded and 125 cases in 2014 and 76 cases in 2013 had been registered.
On average in every month of 2017 2 media staffs has been killed and more than 3 others were injured.
85 correspondents have been killed since 2001 today in Afghanistan and 1204 cases of violence have taken place against the correspondents and media staffs in Afghanistan since 2001.
On average during the last 16 years every 5 days one correspondent or media staff have experienced violence with this record every 79 days one correspondent or media staff has been killed.
The Nai supporting open media in Afghanistan data recorded on violence against correspondents during 2017 is shocking one and demands the Afghan government to use any legal steps or tools to avoid violence against correspondents and media staffs in Afghanistan.