My Assignments

Well, my past work assignments

Baby-Selling in Afghanistan

Most Afghan families have many children, too many, in fact, for some. On the other hand, there are childless couples for whom adoption is...

Afghan Kids’ Life

Afghan children have driven many cameramen and photographers mad: they always stare into the camera, very often making pictures unusable for a story. I don't...
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TANKS, TANKS, TANKS

During its ten-year war in Afghanistan (1979-1989), the Soviet Union lost 14,453 soldiers dead (Source: "Soviet Casualties and Combat Losses" by G.F. Krivosheyev) and...

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...

Taliban Prisoners of War

Afghanistan's civil war was responsible for the existence of tens of thousands of prisoners captured by the two major parties to the conflict, the...
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...

Communication Problems in Iraq

Communication was the biggest problem for journalists in Iraq shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein. It is not so much the Arabic language, but the difference in cultures that even the best translators are not able to bridge.
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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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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...

Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir

The late Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir, who fought against the Soviet and Taliban armies, remains a cult figure in many parts...

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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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...

Scary Stuff

My Fave Hostile Environments

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