Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Rattling Afghanistan's powerful: Etilaat Roz newspaper exposes corruption

Rattling Afghanistan's powerful: Etilaat Roz newspaper exposes corruption | World news | The Guardian: 

Etilaat Roz, or Daily Information, punches above its weight. From a modest apartment office, Kabul’s smallest newspaper has rattled the establishment with a string of scoops, exposing government nepotism and corruption.

Eschewing the support from politicians and power brokers that most Afghan newspapers rely upon has ensured the paper editorial autonomy. But in a country with minuscule newspaper sales, the downside of such independence is a business that is permanently on the brink of bankruptcy.

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