Photo courtesy of AFP

“I Left Behind 40 Years of My Life”

A summary of the ReNEWS/AFP conversation about the future of journalism in Afghanistan

“The future is uncertain. To me it looks like it’s going to deteriorate day by day.”

“Find ways to support them [women journalists in Afghanistan], to help them continue to tell the stories.”

“I firmly believe that we have a real responsibility as international journalists to keep telling the story, to use the position of privilege that we do have, to push people in power, to hold them accountable. We’ve seen the Taliban talk the talk, and we need to make sure that we are around long enough to ensure that they walk the walk.”

“…focused mental health intervention can bring about significant improvement in peoples’ lives.”

To watch the program in its entirety, please visit the ReNEWS channel on YouTube:

To donate to the Trauma Fund for Afghan Journalists, please go to: