Monday, June 29, 2009

Portraits of Instability

images from the world's most fragile states.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

CNN's Reza Sayah back from Iran

Reza Sayah was one of the few foreign journalists reporting from Tehran. Back in the U.S., he explains how it was like to cover the turmoil in Iran.

Interviewed for

On American Morning, interviewed by John Roberts:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Paul Marchand, 1962-2009

This is a real tragedy.
From Dispatch magazine:

One of the great names of Bosnian reporting and one of the great mavericks of French journalism Paul Marchand took his own life last weekend.

Read the entire post.

Afghan Leader Outmaneuvers Election Rivals

On the heels of the turmoil in Iran, Dexter Filkins reports on Afghanistan's upcoming nationwide election. Despite his unpopularity, President Hamid Karzai appears to be headed to victory.

Monday, June 22, 2009

RIchard Engel on Iran

Richard Engel appeared on Meet the Press to discuss Iran.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

New York Times reporters

Two incredible articles from and about NYT reporters...

In Tehran, where most foreign journos have been kicked out of the country or have been warned not to leave their hotel rooms, Roger Cohen (who is not a young guy) was out in the streets with the protesters Saturday, running from the Basiji and getting tear gassed:

Also, David Rohde -- who was kidnapped by the Taliban seven months ago outside of Kabul, Afghanistan and held captive in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan -- escaped and is now safe. The media kept his abduction secret for the sake of his safety:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Journalists targeted in Afghanistan

CNN's Atia Abawi reported about journalists facing threats - and much more - in Afghanistan.

She appeared on CNNI's BackStory to discuss about this issue and she also shared another look on the Afghan road.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tomas Etzler: a look at Kabul

CNN Producer Tomas Etzler made a video for International's program BackStory showing the beauty of Kabul. It is an amazing look at everyday life that most of us never get a chance to see.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Inside Iraq: Living With the Enemy

It was brought to my attention today that we don't have anything here about Arwa Damon. Can't fathom how we missed her, because she did so much amazing work in Baghdad through the years.  This week she had a documentary air on the International program World's Untold Stories about what life is like now in Iraq as they try to put the fractured society back together. Here are the clips posted on

Arwa has now moved on from the Baghdad bureau and will be covering Indonesia. But right now, she is in the States for some R&R and to attend her 10-year college reunion. An article about her appeared in the local paper: CNN correspondent, Skidmore alum depicts experiences abroad.