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Afghani Woman VJ Slain

Shaima Rezayee, the former host of a controversial music show on the Afghan network Tolo TV, was shot in the head at her home in Kabul last Wednesday. Rezayee had been fired from the network in March after Muslim clerics had publicly denounced the fledgling independent Tolo. According to the AP, conservatives objected to Rezayee’s so-called “liberal” on-air behavior. Police suspect that Rezayee was shot by her own brothers. A representative for the international media rights organization, Reporters Without Borders, said, “This horrible murder proves that press freedom still cannot be taken for granted in Afghanistan.” For more information from Reporters Without Borders, click here

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