A combination of rising violence and family pressure means that the numbers of female reporters are dwindling.
Hila used to love her job at a privately-owned radio station in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. She was heartbroken when the deteriorating security situation forced to give up her work as a journalist.
"I used to work in a local media outlet, but my family no longer allows me to do that,” Hila said. “They tell me not to leave the house, because the security situation is not good."