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British Ministry of Defence blocks commissioned book on Helmand

British Ministry of Defence blocks commissioned book on Helmand

The British Ministry of Defence tries to block book on Helmand that it commissioned – because of claims it contains secrets published on Wikileaks. It has also forced the author to resign from the Army after Ministry [...]

Mapping Election Coverage in Afghanistan

Mapping Election Coverage in Afghanistan

Internews and its long-standing partner Nai: Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan are taking a new, visual and interactive approach to elections monitoring and coverage. With the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a mapping project will aggregate election [...]

Afghan policeman kills journalist, wounds other

Afghan policeman kills journalist, wounds other

The following report is produced by the BBC World Service. We are posting it in sympathy with our two Associated Press colleagues in Afghanistan. Two female journalists working for the Associated Press news agency have been [...]

British troops say goodbye to Camp Bastion in Helmand

British troops say goodbye to Camp Bastion in Helmand

The following report by BBC Defence correspondent Jonathan Beale was published on the BBC World Service website. It explores the current packing up after eight years of British forces from Camp Bastion, their principal base in Afghanistan. [...]

2014 MSF Afghanistan Report: Between rhetoric and reality

2014 MSF Afghanistan Report: Between rhetoric and reality

The ongoing struggle to access healthcare in Afghanistan, February, 2014. The international NGO Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) has just come out with its 2014 report on Afghanistan as the country enters its final phase leading up [...]

The Killing of a Journalist – Plus statement of the AFPA

The Killing of a Journalist – Plus statement of the AFPA

By Edward Girardet. (Followed by an open letter of the Afghanistan Foreign Press Association (AFPA). The brazen assassination of veteran British-Swedish radio journalist Nils Horner by unknown assailants in the streets of Kabul earlier this week [...]

Life after Guantanamo prison

Life after Guantanamo prison

The following piece on Afghans incarcerated — often with little or no evidence – by the Americans in Guantanamo by Dawood Azam was published on the BBC World website. See link. Kabul — Some 220 Afghans [...]

Massood Khalili speaking from the heart about Afghanistan/TedX

Massood Khalili speaking from the heart about Afghanistan/TedX

A touching and impassioned plea by Afghan ambassador to Spain Masood Khalili – and son of the fame Afghan poet Khalillulah Khalili – for the international community not to abandon Afghanistan post-2014. It happened before following [...]

The Top 10 Mistakes Made in the Afghan War

The Top 10 Mistakes Made in the Afghan War

From Tora Bora to wartime fatigue, the U.S. legacy in Afghanistan was just one failed endeavor after another. This piece by Stephan M. Walt was published by Foreign Policy. America’s long war in Afghanistan isn’t likely to [...]

Edward Girardet’s book Killing the Cranes now out in French

Edward Girardet’s book Killing the Cranes now out in French

Il paraît que vous voulez me tuer: 30 ans de guerres en Afghanistan vues et vécues par un grand reporter. Published 13 February 2014 by Editions Les Arenes in Paris. Edward Girardet C’est un livre d’amoureux. Jeune journaliste américain [...]