Despite all the tragedies she has seen in Afghanistan, journalist Anna Badkhen <a href="http://www3.wsiu.org/radio/podcast/player.php?podid=990008&title=Morning+Conversation+%2810/14/2011%29:+Anna+Badhken">said in an interview with WSIU</a> Public Broadcasting that she still had hope in humanity. <br>
Badkhen spent the past year and a half traveling in northern Afghanistan for her latest project <a href="/projects/northern-afghanistan-taliban-insurgency-nato">"Afghanistan by Donkey."</a> This immersion gave her a rare glimpse into the lives and struggles of ordinary Afghans. Her project paints a vivid picture of Afghan culture while providing a first-hand account of the Taliban rule that has gradually returned to the country.<br>
Badkhen <a href="/event/afghanistan-rebuilding-women-children-taliban-journalism">visited</a> Southern Illinois University Carbondale--one of the Pulitzer Center's <a href="/join-us/campus-consortium">Campus Consortium</a> members--as part of our recent <a href="/blog/st-louis-pulitzer-center-grantees-badkhen-lambertson-conflict">Global Gateway program in the St. Louis area</a>.