The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project Afghanistan (ACLED) reported that the rate of violence against women and civilians has surged in Afghanistan. The Islamic Emirate denied the report.
ON THE MEDIA | A New Paradigm for Global Journalism: Press Freedom and Public Interest, The Tow Center
There is a need to expand the framework for press freedom defense to incorporate the notion of public interest. Linking press freedom and public interest allows for the protection of press freedom based not only on the individual right to free expression but also on the collective social benefit derived from independent journalism.