Article 34 of the new constitution, passed in January 2004, provides for freedom of the press and of expression.
Meanwhile, the government continued to use the financial and other leverage it holds over media owners to influence coverage of politically sensitive issues.
Several dozen journalists, including prominent columnists, lost their jobs as a result of such pressure during the year, and those who remained had to operate in a climate of increasing self-censorship and media polarization.
Statistics are scattered, and few solid figures exist.
But since the fall of the Taliban regime in late 2001, prostitution has become, if not more widespread, at least more open...
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Whenever possible, we have included government documents regarding prostitution such as laws, court decisions, employment information, etc. While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data provided, do not rely on this information without first checking an official edition of the applicable law."Afghanistan's sex industry is booming, according to both private and official sources.
The Taliban strictly controlled sexual activity, meting out harsh punishments for extra-marital relations and adultery.
Married women who had sex outside marriage were stoned to death. Sex outside marriage remains illegal in post-Taliban Afghanistan, and the prisons are full of women who have been convicted of 'fornication,' a charge that carries a penalty of from five to 15 years in jail." "The law prohibits prostitution; however, it remained a problem...
However, it retains broad restrictions on content that is "contrary to the principles of Islam or offensive to other religions and sects" and "matters leading to dishonoring and defaming individuals." The legislation also establishes a government-appointed commission with the power to decide if journalists who contravene the law should face court prosecutions or fines.