Thursday, April 16, 2009

Getting up to speed on Pakistan and Afghanistan

How much do you know about the problems in Pakistan and Afghanistan?

As busy students you might pass these stories by because you think they don't affect you, or you just don't know where to begin to understand what's going on. That's a mistake. These are stories that will have an impact on you and your children.

Here's the place to start: the PBS website, which has a fantastic roundup of Frontline reporting on these nations.

Take one look at journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's courageous April 14 report, Children of the Taliban, and you will be unable to look away.

This is an absolutely chilling report, and also an illustration of the HUGE contribution that journalists make to the world.

1 comment:

dpop said...

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