Those Left Behind: A Night for Afghan Journalists

Journalism under the Taliban is a perilous journey where truth becomes a beacon of defiance, and every word carries the weight of resistance.

Since the Taliban’s takeover in 2021, Afghanistan has plunged into an era of darkness and fear, with journalists bearing the brunt of oppression and censorship. In their relentless pursuit of uncovering the truth, these brave journalists face constant threats, intimidation and violence, forcing them into hiding and silencing their voices.

Index on Censorship and AnotherWay Now invite you to join us on 20th July for a powerful evening highlighting the challenges faced by journalists from Afghanistan. Through an impactful testimony screening and a panel discussion, we will provide a platform for the journalists who are still working under Taliban rule to share their stories, their challenges and their unwavering commitment to the pursuit of truth.

Joining us on the panel will be Zahra Joya, a journalist from Afghanistan and founder of Rukhshana Media, and Emma Graham-Harrison, Senior International Affairs Correspondent for The Guardian & The Observer. The discussion will be chaired by the Bafta-nominated presenter Keme Nzerem.

This event is not only an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the situation in Afghanistan but also a call to action. We firmly believe that by uniting our voices, raising awareness and advocating for press freedom, we can make a difference in the lives of these journalists.

This event is free but booking is essential. Get your ticket here.

Venue: The Chapel, Kings College London


6:30 PM Doors open

7:00 PM Panel discussion

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Drinks reception

This event is part of a larger initiative to raise funds for a network of Afghan journalists. Not able to make the event but want to support the cause? Click here to donate.

Event Information

  King's College Chapel, King's College, Strand Ln, London, WC2R 2LS
}  July 20, 2023
  Thursday, 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm
n  Afghanistan

Event Organizer

   Index on Censorship

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