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Afghan journalists measure security success

September 5, 2011

On a recent visit to Afghanistan, the MOD’s Ian Carr spoke to local journalists who informed him that the Afghan Government is making a difference.

Afghan journalists

Afghan journalists explain how life has changed over the last two years. Picture: Michelle Callus, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Two years ago I visited the Governor’s media centre in Lashkar Gah to interview some local journalists to get their views on life in Helmand province.

The media centre was a basic, narrow room in Hotel Bost. In the room was an old table with an oilcloth sheet on it. The surroundings were grim, as were the media sitting opposite me:

“As reporters we are really pleased with the Taliban, they are really fast at getting information to us,” I was told as fingers were jabbed at me. “People are not happy with the foreign forces,” they said. “Things are getting worse day-by-day.”

This year I had a chance to go back and meet many of them again. What a difference.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 5, 2011 20:31

    Changes on peoples are due to people’s aquired liberty and dignity, jobs opportunity, new live conditions.
    This new situation and sensibility of Afghan people require a support that consolidate results , ammeliorate them day by day and make concretily a new mentality, that refuse corruption.
    This the means for a war made by people day by day, without other arms that acquired and consolidate democracy.
    Claudio Alpaca

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