Stories about Afghanistan from December, 2008
Azar Balkhi reports that the plan, proposed by some American experts, to form local semi-military troops to fight against the terrorists, was met with criticism in Afghanistan. The Afghan MP opines that such a step would diminish the role of local tribal leaders, and power will be taken by the...
Azar Balkhi posts a document, allegedly leaked out from the Afghanistani secret services; it reads that Mullah Mohammad Omar leads one gruop of the Taliban that is secretly allied with president Karzai.
Azar Balkhi reports that the authorities of Ghazni province in Afghanistan has put a ban on female voice on Radio and other entertainment shows for the “religious reasons”.
Nasim Fekrat tells his readers about the Award for the freedom of expression by ISF (Information Safety and Freedom), which he was given lately in Siena, Italy.
All is not smooth sailing in Afghanistan, and Azar Balkhi explains why: The Taliban insurgency is historically a predominantly Pashtun movement, still have very little influence among other Afghanistan minority ethnic groups like the Tajiks, Uzbek and Hazaras. It’s hard to keep others from one who believes that gun is...
SunLeaf says that the Afghanistani team took part in the Homeless Soccer World Cup and showed true character and determination in winning.
Azar Balkhi reports that Fawzia Koofi, 32, Deputy Speaker of the Lower House of the National Assembly of Afghanistan, paid visit to Kabul University students. This lady is getting more and more popular as a modern young leader among the youth in Afghanistan.
The sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is on December 10th, and Witness' The Hub team has put together a video that responds to the question: What images have opened your eyes to Human Rights? The video is online right now and with it they are asking all of us to participate by showing and telling the world about the power images have had in making us care about Human Rights.
Azar Balkhi reflects on the U.S. policy towards Afghanistan and cites a private Afghan newspaper, which has said it would be “unwise” if the new American administration to keep on supporting President Hamed Karzai as a legacy of George Bush.
A series of videos bring attention to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th and to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence which ends on December 10th. Clips from Mexico, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Zambia and Afghanistan all provide different perspectives on the same serious worldwide issue.