Reports and Analysis
Original reporting by the Afghan Witness team
19 Nov 2023
Violence behind a screen: rising online abuse silences Afghan women
Social media has provided a crucial platform for Afghan women since the Taliban takeover, but a new investigation by Afghan Witness reveals how those who dare to speak out are facing a torrent of abuse online. The impacts are devastating for women’s political participation – both online and off.
27 Sept 2023
ALM and Loy Paktia Freedom Front claim use of drones against Taliban, but content is manufactured
AW investigators found that the content posted by both groups was fabricated using old satellite imagery and other content readily available online – likely an attempt to appear more technologically advanced than in reality.