It’s been about a month since the chaotic full withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. Since then, there have been many reports of violence and even murder of Afghans left there who allied with the United States. There are also reports of journalists, protesters for women’s rights, and others being targeted by the Taliban. What are the hopes for basic human rights to be recognized and press freedom in this climate?
Twenty years on from the ousting of the Taliban, Afghans have experienced greater freedoms and access to education. Are they better equipped to negotiate the totalitarianism now bearing down on them? In this edition of The Wide Angle, we probe these questions with award-winning journalist and Kabul University lecturer Sami Mahdi.
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