Late last month, Internews and their local partner Nai Mediawatch launched a new website that shows incidents of violence against journalists in Afghanistan. Data.nai.org.af charts attacks on the media onto an interactive map of Afghanistan, embedded below. The map can be used to see the relative safety of provinces of time or view more about the media landscape in the war-torn country. The data (.CSV) of the attacks, collected with funding from USAID, is open to the public and any civic media organizations that wish to analyze it further.
The statistics are grim. As Paul Goodman highlights at PBS Mediashift, 10 years of violence against journalists in Afghanistan, the country is among the most dangerous in the world for those brave enough to try to report what’s happening.