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Friday, August 10, 2012

Afghan Journalists Brace For New Media Law

The government in Afghanistan wants to bring in a new media law, which it says will protect human rights and support journalists and broadcasters.

The measure includes censorship, control of links with foreign media and creates special courts to deal with media crimes.

Journalists fear it could spell the end to any kind of media freedom in Afghanistan.

The BBC’s David Loyn reports from Kabul.


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