The role of the internet and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in promoting effective civic activism has been a major topic of debate in the Social Sciences. Indeed, it is argued that civic activities organized through social media have played roles in the processes of democratization in various cases around the world. The role of social media in different social movements such as the Arab Spring, the anti-finance and occupy movements in EU and the US, the 2013 Brazilian (...)
Freedom of Speech
Connectivity of online and offline activism
5 September, by Zafar Shayan
Poetry, Online Security and Afghan Cyber Terrorists!
3 April 2015, by Kamran Mir Hazar
It is midnight here; most of my friends are sleeping. I should write a poem now, but I am not doing this. I sit in front of my computer, enjoying my drink, and checking Kabul press website for any possible security hole. I read somewhere that PHP is poetry. I am not a good PHP expert, but I like this that PHP is poetry. Looking between PHP files, going through yum update, netstat commands and setting strong passwords, why? Some Afghan cyber terrorists want to attack kabulpress.org. They (...)
Afghanistan: Media Under Attack
21 January 2015, by Human Rights Watch
Kabul) – Violence and threats against Afghanistan’s journalists by the government and security forces are increasing, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These attacks put at risk the gains in media freedom in Afghanistan since 2001.
The 48-page report, “‘Stop Reporting or We’ll Kill Your Family’: Threats to Media Freedom in Afghanistan,” documents harassment, intimidation, and attacks on journalists and the Afghan government’s failure to investigate and prosecute those (...)
Two Cartoons in Defense of Cartoon and Cartoonist
8 January 2015
Please order to unban Kabul Press websites in Iran: open letter from Kabul Press editor to President of Iran
27 September 2013, by Kamran Mir Hazar
Since December 2009, Kabul Press website (www.kabulpress.org) and its mirror website have been banned and filtered in Iran. Thousands of our readers and thousands of these, who are potentially our leaders, do not have free access to Kabul Press. Having free access to information and sources is the right all humans. Like people outside of Iran, Iranians have also right to have access to Kabul Press.
According to your word during your presidential campaign and after that, (...)
Taliban tactics against journalist by North Carolina police
18 August 2013, by Robert Maier
I was disturbed by a story today covering reporter Tim Funk’s arrest in the Raleigh, North Carolina Capitol Building last June 10. As English Pages editor of Kabulpress.org, I am very familiar with illegal treatment of journalists. I work with a dozen journalists from Afghanistan who have been threatened, beaten, given death sentences for their writings, and jailed for months. Several were murdered because of their professional work. All of these actions are forbidden by statutes and (...)
Prison Sentences Awarded for Murderers of Journalist
15 August 2013
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the prison terms of sixteen years handed down by a local court in Nijrab district of the eastern Afghan province of Kapisa, to the two accused in the murder of journalist Muhsin Hashami.
According to information received from the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association, an IFJ affiliate, Hashami went missing from his home in Nijrab district on May 2 this year. His body was found eighteen days later in a well near his home, (...)
Sahar Parniyan lives in fear after a TV actress was murdered in Kabul
26 August 2012, by Mohammad Amin Wahidi
Sahar Parniyan the prominent Afghanistani Hazara actress said that she lives in fear after the suspicious murder of a TV actress in Kabul. Benafsha a 22 year old TV actress was mysteriously killed west of Kabul on Monday August 20th while well-known Hazara actress Sahar Parniyan was also threatened with murder at the same time by unknown persons. The victim, Benafsha, was stabbed to death by unknown people, it is believed, because she appeared in a TV drama on Imroz TV.
It is said (...)
Dr. HussainYasa Chairman AMRC Released
25 July 2012
Outlook Afghanistan/ KABUL - The Chairman of Afghanistan Media and Research Center (AMRC),( Dr. HussainYasa, who was mysteriously abducted from Kota Sangi( neighborhood in Kabul on Monday noon released on Tuesday evening. According to AMRC sources, he( has been abducted by National Directorate of Security (NDS) for( criticizing government policies. (A National Directorate of Security (NDS) official told Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity Dr. Hussain Ali Yasa, has been released on (...)
Norway should give asylum to Kazim Yazdani
26 January 2012
Mr. Yazdani is a historian, researcher and author of fifteen books. His writings represent historical facts and political developments, social and cultural discriminations in Afghanistan and the region. He is a prominent personality and religious reformer, human rights and minority rights defender. Mr. Yazdani`s works talk about the discrimination, injustice, murder and violation of rights of children, women and minorities in Afghanistan. His efforts have put his life in serious threat in (...)