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The First Days in Afghanistan (2001)

The final stages of Afghanistan's civil war and the United States' involvement in the conflict attracted hundreds of journalists from all over the world....

Istanbul, Turkey

It is unbelievable but I did visit Istanbul virtually by mistake, en route to a region that was about to explode in civil war,...

Surviving an Abduction

Abduction advice from the International News Safety Institute.
A Russian armored vehicle on the street of Tskhinval, South Ossetia. 2008.

The Battle for Tskhinval

It was not easy to cover the conflict in South Ossetia in 2008, which involved Georgia, Russia and the breakaway Georgian province which has...

Advice for Photographers Covering Demonstrations

Before covering any demonstration, time spent on preparation usually pays off in keeping safe and getting good pictures.Research & recceCheck with the organisers of...
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Boy Soldiers

Afghanistan's adults unanimously say they are tired of fighting, but their children seem to enjoy the numerous paraphernalia of war, from tanks to heavy...

Guide to Reporting in Dangerous Situations

A Guide to Reporting in Dangerous Situations from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Baptism by Fire

"You've come here to see the war, so you are going to see it," Aziz was trying to wake up journalists who had just...

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the best countries with the best people I have ever visited. No kidding. My pictures do not necessarily prove that, but just take my word for it.

Religious Affairs in Afghanistan

Islam is the prevailing religion in Afghanistan. The majority of Muslims adhere to the Sunni school, while Shi'ites are in the minority. There are...
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All Afghan Men Are Warriors

All Afghan men are warriors. The old ones were fighters in the past, the young ones will become soldiers in the future.There is a...
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Safety First – INSI

1. Be physically and mentally prepared. Go on a Hostile Environment course that includes basic first aid training before your assignment if at all...
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Afghan Refugees

Afghanistan's civil war has displaced millions and created a whole class of impoverished people. A visitor to Afghanistan is particularly struck by the haunting presence...

Afghan War

The war had been going on in Afghanistan for more than twenty years, largely unnoticed by the outside world, until the U.S.-led coalition said...

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