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· December, 2005

Stories about Afghanistan from December, 2005

Afghanistan: NGO Skepticism

Afghan Reality reports on skepticism of and need for financial transparency in Afghanistan's NGO community.

Tajikistan: Yaldo

TojikYor of Sogdiana writes about Yaldo or Shabi Chila (Yalda in Farsi), the winter solstice holiday of Iranian peoples that celebrates the birth of light and its victory over darkness.

Afghanistan: AfghaniStar

Q. A. Shah of Kabulog writes that seeing AfghaniStar (think American Idol, Pop Idol, or Eurovision) makes him wonder that if Afghanistan is to have this type of pop culture,...

Afghan Blogs: Justice & War Crimes, Fighting Drugs and Parliament

Afghanistan's government recently announced it plans to address war crimes and other abuses that took place during the decades of conflict in the country. Afghan Reality writes about the importance...

Afghanistan Blogs: Journals, Zaher Shah & Taliban

Garderah (Link in Persian), an Afghan blogger who recently visited Afghanistan, writes that many Afghans are surprised at the high number of private journals, radio stations, and television channels that...

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