Reporter had defied death threats to continue covering Taliban operations.
Although people are friendly, there are few job opportunities.
Women face years of loneliness and frustration when men seek work abroad.
More than half of all reported weddings in north east region involves a minor.
Tribal justice processes are the only remaining choice for most.
Praise for latest talks supporting peace negotiations between Kabul and the Taleban.
Gunmen act with impunity in areas outside government control.
Fear of an insurgent takeover has driven women away from local media.
Factions demand radical changes to electoral system.
Fraud high on list of likely issues that may undermine results.