Reporter Nils Horner, 51, killed in Kabul
March 11, 2014 11:20 AM   Subscribe

Nils Horner was killed on the street early this morning. Here is a short article in English from a Swedish source.

Reporter Nils Horner is from Borås. Nor surprisingly, the front page of Borås Tidning is full of the news (in Swedish).
The killing has been called "execution-style," and the Washington Post fears a new trend.
Report from Dagens Nyheter, also in Swedish.
posted by Namlit (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Great journalist. He's been a semi-permanent part of my media-diet for decades. A real shame.

posted by gkhan at 11:41 AM on March 11

It's been a bad day for journalists.
posted by Rangeboy at 11:46 AM on March 11

posted by oceanjesse at 12:45 PM on March 11

Oh wow. I really liked his reports, he was a good interviewer...

According to Expressen and the foreign ministry, his killers were caught on surveillance cameras, and would have had to pass several more cameras to get out of the area. According to Aftonbladet, the source also said that the killers weren't wearing uniform.

Not a good day for good journalism.
posted by gemmy at 2:27 PM on March 11

There is a longer piece on his murder in today's The Guardian.

posted by harujion at 2:32 PM on March 11

There is a longer piece on his murder in today's The Guardian.

Which is the first link of this post.

posted by Pendragon at 2:43 PM on March 11


One of the articles in BorĂ¥s Tidning is an interview from 2012. "Future plans: I'm under contract until 2014, then we will see. I honestly do not know what happens then."
posted by effbot at 4:18 PM on March 11

posted by gudrun at 7:51 PM on March 11

A friend's brother went to Afghanistan to work as a freelance reporter. He experienced something horrible before being rescued by ISAF troops. I don't know how or why anyone from outside of the country chooses to go there...
posted by KokuRyu at 11:34 PM on March 11

posted by dubitable at 2:26 AM on March 12


Such a courageous reporter. I read somewhere that most journalists have left Afghanistan, not just because of the danger, but also because the western military presence has been drawn down, and therefore their news agencies aren't as interested.
posted by bluefly at 5:53 AM on March 12

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