August 11, 2013 The New York Times
Vanessa M. Gezari
Vanessa Gezari, author of a new book on the Afghanistan murder of social scientist Paula Loyd, says the US military still stumbles through an Afghan culture it barely understands.
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August 7, 2011 The New Republic
Vanessa M. Gezari
Many Afghan citizens have become skeptical of the U.S. military presence in the country, hinting at a possible collaboration between the superpower and the Taliban.
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April 18, 2011 NPR
Vanessa M. Gezari
There are unique challenges ahead for Afghanistan's growing journalistic community.
January 23, 2011 St. Petersburg Times
Kathleen Flynn, Vanessa M. Gezari
Afghanistan's rapidly expanding media sector is a rare post-Taliban success story. But the journalists who make it happen must risk their own safety in the process.
January 23, 2011 St. Petersburg Times
Vanessa M. Gezari, Kathleen Flynn
Zarghoona Salehi covers education and health for Pajhwok Afghan News. Her job as a female journalist puts her an uncomfortable half step ahead of the culture in which she lives.
January 18, 2011 Columbia Journalism Review
Vanessa M. Gezari
Vanessa Gezari speaks about the ways that Western media organizations can, in time, help contribute to a better and freer media environment in Afghanistan.
Image by Kathleen Flynn. Afghanistan, 2010.
January 6, 2011 Columbia Journalism Review
Vanessa M. Gezari
Unprecedented journalism applies for local and foreign journalists covering the war in Afghanistan while NATO and the Taliban compete in a battle of information and propaganda. 
December 3, 2010 Untold Stories
Kathleen Flynn
Since the fall of the Taliban, dozens of private radio and TV stations and hundreds of newspapers and magazines compete to satisfy Afghans' growing appetite for news and information. One Afghan's...
Pajhwok Afghan News director Danish Karokhel, center, leads an editors' meeting at the news agency last month. Image by Kathleen Flynn. Afghanistan, 2010.
November 19, 2010 Untold Stories
Vanessa M. Gezari, Kathleen Flynn
Pajhwok Afghan News leads efforts to provide news platforms for Afghan stories, building media infrastructure despite dangerous political obstacles.
November 11, 2010 Untold Stories
Vanessa M. Gezari, Kathleen Flynn
Finding a living bridge in Afghanistan between the oral culture of storytelling in the past and the new media of journalism in the modern world.
November 8, 2010 Untold Stories
Kathleen Flynn
Southern Afghanistan is one of the most perilous and difficult places for Afghan reporters to cover.
September 27, 2010 Untold Stories
Vanessa M. Gezari
Afghans working with foreign news agencies know that despite the Taliban's "extraordinary" public relations skills, their livelihoods as journalists exist only during Taliban failure.
September 24, 2010 Untold Stories
Vanessa M. Gezari
The arrests of Afghan journalists this past week for allegedly enabling the Taliban propaganda machine raise questions about journalists' roles in the age of information warfare.
September 23, 2010 Untold Stories
Vanessa M. Gezari
Discerning truth from lies stemming from public misinformation presents a weighty challenge for Afghan reporters covering the country's parliamentary election.