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Afghan journalists under threat in the south

Threatened by the Taliban and corrupt police, regarded with suspicion and in danger of capture, Afghan journalists say they risk their lives working in the lawless south. In the city of Kandahar, reporters installed in a “press centre” in a local hotel spend much of their time rushing to the scenes of bombings and counting the dead and wounded in front of the ripped-up body of a suicide attacker. This small group of men, many of them freelancers for foreign media, say security has deteriorated over the past year, pointing to an ambush that included rocket-propelled grenade fire in the city and several assassinations. Full Story

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