For sure they will kill us

Jason Motlagh writes on the Washington Times blog about the increasing dangers of reporting from Afghanistan. According to the post, “the government was responsible for at least 23 of the 45 reported incidents of intimidation, violence or arrest of journalists between May 2007 and May 2008” Unsurprisingly, it’s the Afghan journalists who are most at risk,

“If a foreign journalist gets caught by the Taliban, they can expect to live in exchange for some big money,” said an Afghan staff photographer for an international news agency, requesting that his name not be used. “If we are caught, for sure they will kill us.” link

BBC stringer Abdul Samad Rohani, who was killed in June 2008, was the last journalist reported killed in Afghanistan.