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 operate alongside government ones. Garderah says he is disappointed to see that govermental journals talk more about Zaher Shah, former king, than about the Afghan President or government Ministers. He adds that he doesn't understand the reason(s) why these journals call Zaher Shah the father of the nation.

Afghan Warrior (Link in English) writes about the burning of dead Taliban bodies.

“Most Afghan people don't really care about the burning of the dead Taliban bodies because they don't have a good memory of the Taliban. During their government life was very hard and they were teasing people for no reason. In my opinion the last decision of the US military that some local Afghan National Army and national police will be consulted in the cleanup operations would be very useful…”

Afghan Lord (Link in English) talks about his visit in Tehran. He says it is a nice city but the situation is very tough for youth. Regarding internet filtering, he says,

“I couldn’t believe that Filtering in Iran is very hot when I was in Kabul. But now when I am going to read news about military or checking my Flickr photos I can't go inside. Suddenly a message appears: “This is restricted due to Un-Islamic issues in it!!!!!”

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