Tag: Voices from Afghanistan

In the summer of 2010 and again in 2011 I traveled to Afghanistan to work as a teacher and a reporter on issues relating to elections observation and media production. During that time I traveled to several cities and saw amazing and beautiful sides of this complicated country. The following are the conversations I recorded, with Afghans, ex-pats and journalists who know and care a great deal about the past, present and future of the nation.

September 30, 2010 / Audio

In Sept. 1996 the Taliban had just taken over Kabul and Jeremy Wagstaff was working as a journalist for Reuters in Hong Kong when the unexpected happened. He was told they needed him in Kabul, without much preperation or explanation he eventually found his way…

September 26, 2010 / Audio

4 Days after the 2010 Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan, some audio reflections on how it all went and what is to come. Another fine source for post-election news, my good friends at Democracy International

September 15, 2010 / Audio

On the eve of Eid a large group of friends made their way to an oasis outside Kabul to have a relaxing dinner. Sure enough I brought my recorder and before you know it, we got into discussions about the importance of the holiday and…

September 8, 2010 / Audio

Over the last 4 years working in Afghanistan, Bette Dam has learned a few things. During her time embedded with the Dutch military in Uruzgan she learned that this was no way to do journalism. Researching and observing the behavior of the other international forces…