Fledgling Afghan Media Seek Line Between Journalism And Activism When a popular Afghan journalist was killed shortly before the April election, his colleagues stopped reporting Taliban statements and downplayed violence on election day.
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Fledgling Afghan Media Seek Line Between Journalism And Activism

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Fledgling Afghan Media Seek Line Between Journalism And Activism

Fledgling Afghan Media Seek Line Between Journalism And Activism

Fledgling Afghan Media Seek Line Between Journalism And Activism

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When a popular Afghan journalist was killed shortly before the April election, his colleagues stopped reporting Taliban statements and downplayed violence on election day. Some say it was an acceptable display of nationalism; others see it as a sign that the young media need to get tougher and more objective in covering the runoff election.