Khurshid TV
Launched22 February 2011; 13 years ago (2011-02-22)

Khurshid TV (Dari: تلویزیون خورشید) is an Afghan general entertainment television station based in Kabul.


The channel was launched in 2011.[1] The name of the channel is a Persian name meaning sun (see Khorshid).

Two Khurshid TV employees were wounded when their van was targeted by a bomb in Kabul in August 2019.[2] During the May 2020 Afghanistan attacks, a vehicle belonging to Khurshid TV was apparently the target in a roadside bomb in Kabul. A journalist at Khurshid TV was killed along with the driver.[3] The attack was widely condemned by Afghan journalists, the government and internationally.[4] In 2021, Pahjwok Afghan News reported that some Khurshid employees had not been paid by the station.[5] After the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Khurshid TV went off air.[6]

The station's CEO was Mohammad Rafi Rafiq Sediqi. Sediqi died in November 2020 from suspected gas poisoning.[7]


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  2. ^ "Afghan TV Bus Bombed In Kabul, Killing Two". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  3. ^ "Afghan Journalist, Driver Killed In Blast Targeting TV Workers". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  4. ^ "Islamic State kills Afghan journalist, technician in bus blast". Reuters. 2020-05-30. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  5. ^ کاکړ, هجرت الله (2021-10-04). "کارمندان تلویزیون خورشید: اداره، معاشات سه ماه گذشتۀ ما را اجرا نمی کند" (in Persian). Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  6. ^ "Afghan journalists' battle: To keep free expression alive". Christian Science Monitor. 2021-09-17. ISSN 0882-7729. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  7. ^ Alim, Mohammad Haroon (2020-11-26). "Former CEO to Khurshid Channel Dies Mysteriously". The Khaama Press News Agency. Retrieved 2022-10-03.