The Taliban have intensified their assault against free media, detaining journalists, torturing others, shutting down news organizations.
Afghanistan articles on Democracy Chronicles
The need for democracy in Afghanistan remains urgent. Afghans remain under threat of political violence, corruption and lack of free speech protections. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Press Freedom Has Crumbled Since Taliban Takeover
The Taliban overran and took over Afghanistan following US pull-out. Freedoms rapidly declined thereafter, including press freedoms.
Taliban Order Afghan Media to Use Group’s Official Name
The Taliban terrorist group overran Afghanistan after US exit and then formed a “government” repressive of journalism and free speech.
Why Authoritarian Regimes Attack Independent Universities
The once-thriving AUAF campus in Kabul is now under Taliban control, and most of its students and faculty have fled or are hiding.
Afghanistan: Taliban expected to announce new government
The Taliban, a known terrorist group, is about to form a new “government” in Afghanistan. An official said ceremony preparations underway.
EU will continue to promote democracy despite success of Taliban
The EU has pledged to continue to advocate democracy and human rights worldwide beyond the West’s exit from Afghanistan.
Taliban Want International Recognition of ‘Representative’ Rule
The Taliban want recognition for their “legitimate representative” rule which they claim will put an end to the sufferings of Afghans.
Liberal Democracy Is Worth a Fight
Afghanistan serves as a timely reminder that, while we and our European partners may be tired of “forever wars,” the Taliban are not.
Taliban governance: no trace of democracy whatsoever
While there was no illusion about it, the Taliban has stressed that there won’t be the slightest trace of democracy in its governance.
Social Media Giants Secure Afghan Users’ Accounts Amid Taliban Takeover
Social media giants have secured accounts of Afghan nationals so that they are not targeted following the unfortunate Taliban takeover.