Threats to the press as the US withdraws from Afghanistan

blog post from Columbia Journalism Review

In July, a coalition of news organizations and press groups—including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Committee to Protect Journalists—wrote to the Biden administration and Congressional leaders with an urgent request. They sought humanitarian relief and a special visa program for journalists and support staff who contributed to US media coverage of the war in Afghanistan; many fear reprisals as American troops withdraw and Taliban militants advance. The organizations...

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