Afghan journalists measure security success
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.
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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