Canadian journalists covering NATO activities in Afghanistan
are being subjected to increased surveillance, including biometric scans
and restrictions
on independent travel
to and from Kandahar
airport. None of this helps the already difficult task of reporting on Afghanistan,
as described by Melissa Fung and Graeme Smith in this post. But
still people do everything they can to get the job done. Freelance journalist
Naheed Mustafa reports on breaking free to
meet ordinary Afghans. Reporter Ahmad Zia of the Kabul Weekly talks about how fighting get the
news out
.  Citizen journalists are on
the beat, too, sharing their work on Afghanpenblog, the blogsite
of the Association of Afghan Blog Writers.  


Canadian journalists covering NATO activities in Afghanistan
are being subjected to increased surveillance, including biometric scans
and restrictions
on independent travel
to and from Kandahar
airport. None of this helps the already difficult task of reporting on Afghanistan,
as described by Melissa Fung and Graeme Smith in this post. But
still people do everything they can to get the job done. Freelance journalist
Naheed Mustafa reports on breaking free to
meet ordinary Afghans. Reporter Ahmad Zia of the Kabul Weekly talks about how fighting get the
news out
.  Citizen journalists are on
the beat, too, sharing their work on Afghanpenblog, the blogsite
of the Association of Afghan Blog Writers.  

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.