'Similar to 2017, ISIS and the Taliban are responsible for the majority of cases of violence namely 50 cases,' the AJSC
report read, as reported by Anadolu Agency.
, in a report said, "An unprecedented increase in threats and violence against journalists has created serious concern about the survival of freedom of expression and press."
A (http://ajsc.af/six-month-report-jan-june-2017-afghanistan-a-dangerous-country-for-journalists-and-media/) report issued by the AJSC
in July reported different figures from that of Reporters Without Borders and said in the first six months of 2017, 10 journalists were killed and 73 cases of violence had been reported including "killing, beating, inflicting injury and humiliation, intimidation, and detention." The numbers marked a 35 percent increase over the same period last year.
But it has come at a big price, says AJSC. Since 2001, 38 journalists have been killed - many of them foreigners.
AJSC's latest data shows that in the second half of 2013, thirty five cases of violence against journalists have taken place and government workers were responsible for 68 percent of the incidents.
AJSC's 13-week police recruit training program, funded by Alberta Justice, is designed to prepare offices for service in Alberta's smaller municipalities.
Since the program began in 1987, more than 100 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal recruits have graduated from the program, said Ann Thorn, AJSC's manager.
'An unprecedented increase in threats and violence against journalists has created serious concern about the survival of freedoms of expression and press,' the Kabul-based AJSC said in its regular six-month report.
'Although the government's leadership has made many commitments to protect journalists and collaborate with the media - issuing numerous decrees for protecting journalists - these official measures have failed to deliver the desired results in reducing violence against journalists,' the AJSC said.
In a first ever application of radiator cooled chillers in the GCC , AJSC used 24 compound centrifugal chillers, each with a capacity of 1950 tonnes working on direct 13,800V power supply, with a capacity to produce more than 50,000 tonnes of refrigeration (TR) and 1,000 air handling units which are made in Saudi Arabia.
Until now, AJSC has supplied 27 units of 5000-tonne chillers and 1000 air-handling units.
The IMS-affiliated Afghan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC
), remains the only countrywide safety and protection mechanism for Afghan journalists that operates in 32 out of 34 provinces.