On Assignment

Reporting the News - Or Not - From Afghanistan (VOA On Assignment Jan. 3, 2014)i
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January 02, 2014 6:18 PM
The independence of journalists is increasingly at risk in Afghanistan and a media law could make conditions even toughter. On Assignment's Rebecca Ward talks with VOA correspondent Sharon Behn about the challenges they face and the concerns for their future, once international combat forces leave the country in 2014 (orignal air date Nov. 1, 2013).

Reporting the News - Or Not - From Afghanistan (VOA On Assignment Jan. 3, 2014)

Published January 02, 2014

The independence of journalists is increasingly at risk in Afghanistan and a media law could make conditions even toughter. On Assignment's Rebecca Ward talks with VOA correspondent Sharon Behn about the challenges they face and the concerns for their future, once international combat forces leave the country in 2014 (orignal air date Nov. 1, 2013).

On Assignment

"On Assignment" is a weekly behind-the-scenes look at the VOA reporters and producers reporting the news from around the world.

Broadcast every Friday, On Assignment showcases the best of VOA reporting across the globe, giving front-line journalists the chance to share their experiences from the field, including some of the most challenging and dangerous trouble spots in the world. Each week, hosts Imran Siddiqui and Alex Villarreal give viewers a backstage pass to meet our reporters in the field and hear the stories behind the headlines.
 

 

On Assignment This Week:

 

"Memories of the Berlin Wall"

"Muslims Praying in a Cathedral"

"How America's First Muslim Congressman Thinks We Should Fight the Islamic State"

"Sebastian Junger and 'The Last Patrol'"

 

That, plus Ebola Gamers, all in this week's episode of On Assignment.

 

 

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