Afghan Investigative Reports

 

IWPR is helping build investigative journalism skills in under-reported areas of southern and eastern Afghanistan. The Critical Mass Media Reporting in Afghanistan project delivers training sessions for promising journalists from these places, followed by extensive mentoring as they produce in-depth pieces, features and radio reports

With their combination of strong local knowledge and journalistic rigour, these reporters are now generating hard-hitting, thoroughly researched stories on issues that move their communities. The aim is not only to raise awareness of these issues locally, nationally and internationally, but also to prompt action by communities, civil society groups and government structures.

View of Pul-e Alam. (Photo: 1st Lt. John Severns, US Air Force/Wikimedia Commons)
Investigative Report
8 Jan 14
“I do what I want,” says Pul-e Alam mayor, as anti-corruption agency and regional governor say they are powerless to act on allegations.
Ghazni provincial governor Musa Khan Akbarzada. (Photo: US Embassy Kabul Afghanistan/Flickr)
Investigative Report
29 Nov 13
Governor says he’s powerless to stop abuses and extortion by armed men.
The Taleban control of Barmal, a border district in the Kunar province of eastern Afghanistan. (Photo: Abdali Mahzun)
Investigative Report
25 Jul 13
Lack of state schools in Taleban-dominated parts of Paktika mean children are forced to learn in Urdu.
The Azra clinic has remained in poor shape since it was wrecked in a bomb attack in July 2011. (Photo: Abdul Maqsud Azizi)
Investigative Report
13 Jun 13
Investigation indicates that large consignment of medical supplies was diverted and sold off illegally.
NATO facility in Abchakan (Photo: Abdul Maqsud Azizi)
Investigative Report
30 Nov 12
Officials say local men claimed rights over land because they knew it was prime real estate.
Opium poppies in bloom, Uruzgan province. (Photo: IWPR)
Investigative Report
14 Nov 12
Authorities say they are powerless to act even though they know opium poppy is being grown on large tracts of land.
Typical traffic on a highway in southern Afghanistan, in this case Ghazni province. (Photo: ISAF Public Affairs) View of Pul-e Alam. (Photo: 1st Lt. John Severns, US Air Force/Wikimedia Commons) Ghazni provincial governor Musa Khan Akbarzada. (Photo: US Embassy Kabul Afghanistan/Flickr) A jirga - the village council convened to resolve civil disputes and fix compensation for crimes. Khost province, 2012. (Photo: Farid Zaher) The Azra clinic has remained in poor shape since it was wrecked in a bomb attack in July 2011. (Photo: Abdul Maqsud Azizi) Opium poppies in bloom, Uruzgan province. (Photo: IWPR)
The Taleban control of Barmal, a border district in the Kunar province of eastern Afghanistan. (Photo: Abdali Mahzun) NATO facility in Abchakan (Photo: Abdul Maqsud Azizi)