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.
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.
Vanessa Gezari speaks about the ways that Western media organizations can, in time, help contribute to a better and freer media environment in Afghanistan.
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.
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 hopes for independent journalism.
Pajhwok Afghan News leads efforts to provide news platforms for Afghan stories, building media infrastructure despite dangerous political obstacles.
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.
Southern Afghanistan is one of the most perilous and difficult places for Afghan reporters to cover.
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.
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.
Discerning truth from lies stemming from public misinformation presents a weighty challenge for Afghan reporters covering the country's parliamentary election.
Jason Motlagh recounts how he first teamed up with the Pulitzer Center, which kick-started his career as an independent journalist reporting in war zones in India and Afghanistan.