Reporting from Afghanistan is getting tougher

By Patricia Elliott
The Canadian Journalism Project

Canadian journalists covering NATO activities in Afghanistan are being subjected to increased surveillance, including biometric scans and restrictions on independent travel to and from Kandahar airport.

None of this helps the already difficult task of reporting on Afghanistan, as described by Melissa Fung and Graeme Smith in this post. But still people do everything they can to get the job done.

Freelance journalist Naheed Mustafa reports on breaking free to meet ordinary Afghans. Reporter Ahmad Zia of the Kabul Weekly talks about how fighting to get the news out.

Citizen journalists are on the beat, too, sharing their work on Afghanpenblog, the blogsite of the Association of Afghan Blog Writers.

11 March 2009 — Return to cover.