Afghan journalists imperiled

The Taliban is raiding the homes of journalists prompting one radio and TV director to go into hiding. The Taliban raided the Kabul home of Zalmay Latifi seizing cars and licensed weapons and then the next day two desktop computers. (Committee to Protect Journalists, August 24, 2021)

Journalists are joining the thousands of Afghans trying to flee the country in spite of the Taliban’s pledge to respect the role of the media in correcting the errors of its leaders. (USA TODAY, August 22, 2021, by Sharah Elbeshbishi and Ella Lee)

The New York Times was successful in evacuating 1298 colleagues and their families. The Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post wrote a letter to the Biden administration last week asking for speedy access to a secure gate at the airport. (Intercept, August 19, 2021, by Alice Speri)