Aug 18, 2009

No violence (reported)

To make sure reports of violence don't deter people from going to the polls on Thursday, the Afghan government has barred news outlets from reporting on any violence on Thursday.

From the New York Times:
...the Afghan Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement asking all domestic and international news agencies to refrain from reporting any violent attacks between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on election day.

The National Security Council ad made the decision “in view of the need to ensure the wide participation of the Afghan people in upcoming presidential and provincial council elections, and prevent any election-related terrorist violence,” the statement said.

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