PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Thursday, April 14, 2011

In Afghanistan, Journalism Grows Along With Challenges

A man, unseen, reads an Afghan newspaper at a newsstand in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)

A man, unseen, reads an Afghan newspaper at a newsstand in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)

From suicide bombs to military strategy, we hear news about Afghanistan almost every day, but we don’t learn much about how news is reported in Afghanistan.

Vanessa Gezari has worked in Afghanistan for almost ten years and has watched a burgeoning media develop. She provides us with a rare look at the unique political and cultural challenges faced by Afghan journalists.


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 23 29 Comments

The Politics Of Home Ownership

Author Brian McCabe finds that our belief about home ownership as a way to improve civic life doesn't necessarily pan out

May 23 15 Comments

How Political Cartoonists Are Watching The Presidential Campaign

For cartoonists Marshall Ramsey, Darrin Bell and Gary Varvel, it's been a mixture of hilarity and sadness.

May 20 2 Comments

Olympic Swimmer: After Russian Doping, ‘No Confidence’ Of Fair Competition In Rio

Olympic athletes from around the world are outraged at the latest doping allegations out of Russia.

May 20 12 Comments

Oklahoma Bill Criminalizing Abortion Is Most Likely Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill making it a felony to perform an abortion, unless it is to save the life of the mother.