A Choice Between Society and Opportunity for Afghan Refugees

[ad_1] FREMONT, Ca. – Harris Mojadedi’s parents fled Afghanistan’s communist revolution forty years before and arrived in this San Francisco suburb as refugees in 1986, lured by the unexpected presence of a Persian-speaking doctor and a single Afghan grocer. Over the decades, as more refugees settled in Fremont, the eclectic neighborhood became known as Little …

Afghan Art Has Evolved Over 20 Years. Can He Survive the New Taliban?

[ad_1] On the day Afghan president Ashraf Ghani fled and handed over the country to the Taliban, Omaid Sharifi was in downtown Kabul helping his colleagues paint murals on the walls of the governor’s office. By noon, panicked workers in nearby government buildings filled the streets, some jumping into cars, others pedaling bikes or running …

How the US Helped and Blocked Afghan Journalists’ Escape

[ad_1] on August 20, Joel SimonDe Dora, Chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists, met with Uzra Zeya, Undersecretary of State for Civil Security, Democracy and Human Rights, via Zoom. They said they were convinced from the meeting that the United States would do nothing to help. They went to seek help elsewhere and met …

‘Everything Changed Overnight’: Afghan Reporters Face Intolerance

[ad_1] Favorite TV series has been cancelled. A television station cut from a news report recounted the story of a pregnant police officer who was reportedly killed by the Taliban. A radio editor tells his colleagues to stage the anti-Taliban chants that cover the demonstrations in the capital. Afghanistan’s vibrant free press and media industry …

‘Everything Changed Overnight’: Afghan Reporters Face Intolerance

[ad_1] Favorite TV series has been cancelled. A television station cut from a news report recounted the story of a pregnant police officer who was reportedly killed by the Taliban. A radio editor tells his colleagues to stage the anti-Taliban chants that cover the demonstrations in the capital. Afghanistan’s vibrant free press and media industry …

‘Football Is Like Food’: Afghan Female Footballers Find Homes in Turkey

[ad_1] AVEZZANO, Italy – two days after Taliban fighters Captured HeratItalian journalist Stefano Liberti, Afghanistan’s third largest city, received a message on Facebook: “Hello sir, we’re in trouble. Can you help us?” Last month, the message came from 21-year-old Susan, the former captain of the women’s soccer team Bastan, who was once the subject of …

Airbnb to Offer Free Housing to 20,000 Afghan Refugees

[ad_1] Airbnb and its charity Airbnb.org said on Tuesday that the company aims to provide free temporary shelter globally to 20,000 refugees fleeing the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. As the American and European governments compete evacuate tens of thousands of people, the property rental company described the displacement and resettlement of refugees as a “major …

Taliban Pledges to Protect Afghan Cultural Heritage, But Fears Remain

[ad_1] Taliban officials vow to protect the country Afghanistan National Museum In an interview on Thursday, the director of the museum said of his precious collection and collection of cultural artifacts in Kabul. Director Mohammad Fahim Rahimi said he met with Taliban officials on Wednesday. “If there had been war, it could have been a …

Afghan School with All-Female Orchestra Fears Taliban Return

[ad_1] For more than a decade, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music has stood as a symbol of the country’s changing identity. He has trained hundreds of young artists in the artistic traditions once banned by the Taliban, and formed an all-female orchestra that has performed widely in Afghanistan and abroad. In recent days, however, …

A Famous Afghan School Fears Taliban Will Stop Music

[ad_1] For more than a decade, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music has stood as a symbol of the country’s changing identity. The school has trained hundreds of young artists, many of them orphans and street vendors, in artistic traditions once banned by the Taliban. She formed an all-female orchestra that has performed extensively in …

How News Organizations Got Afghan Colleagues Out of Kabul

[ad_1] As the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated in recent days, publishers The Times, The Journal and The Post have banded together in their evacuation effort. Security personnel and editors shared information about the morning calls. publishers wanted He appealed to the Biden administration to ease the transition of his Afghan colleagues, and discussions ensued …

Afghan Paralympic Athlete Begs for Help to Leave Country

[ad_1] Amid fear and turmoil in Afghanistan, the country’s two Paralympic athletes have been barred from traveling to the Games that begin next week in Tokyo. A day after the Afghanistan Paralympic Committee announced that the two athletes would not participate because they had difficulty getting out of the country, one of them, taekwondo athlete …