Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Media gains in jeopardy

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Deutsche Welle, 25 March 2014

In a primer for the Afghan elections, Deutsche Welle looks at the situation of the Afghan media. AAN's Sari Kouvo is quoted with cautioning against a too optimistic picture:

"There is today a stronger sense of 'government control' and journalists fear that they may face reprisals if they criticize the government too overtly," Sari Kouvo, a human rights expert and co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, told DW. Kouvo added that the real test of a democratic state is how well it protects those expressing alternative views.

 

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