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9th Dec, 2004 - 12:50pm / Post ID: #

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It would be nice to see them as prosperous as Pakistan one day.

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9th Dec, 2004 - 5:57pm / Post ID: #

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Good News from Afghanistan
While this post is about three weeks old, it is still worth reading.

Here is a sample:

Meanwhile, the latest craze to hit Afghanistan is a nice change from the past preoccupations and bodes well for the country's future:

"In Afghanistan, men used to use guns to appear strong -- now they flock to gymnasiums to worship at the altar of the latest craze, bodybuilding. Afghanistan's tough guys used to wear beards and wool caps, study the Koran and fight mountain battles. These days an increasing number have waxed chests, cheesy grins and bulging biceps.

" 'People don't want to fight any more,' says Temour Shah, a beefy 23-year-old, pumping weights under an Arnold Schwarzenegger poster at Gold's Gym in central Kabul. 'They want to look healthy -- like in the movies.'

"Bodybuilding is the new craze of postwar Afghanistan, particularly among young urban men. The number of gyms in Kabul has doubled to 46 in the past two years, while a further 30 are scattered across the country."

Enjoy. It is always worth the read.

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Post Date: 10th Dec, 2004 - 10:15am / Post ID: #

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That is really nice to read...Hope to see/hear more of good new on those people

10th Dec, 2004 - 12:55pm / Post ID: #

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If you follow the link I put in the previous post, you can scan back through his blog and find many, many more entries.

He usually puts up a new "Good News from Afghanistan" post every couple of weeks, so just check his blog every day or so, and you will catch it.

There are a lot of other places, especially blogs, that bring good news from Afghanistan. A lot of military members stationed in Afghanistan have been posting news about the good things they see there.

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13th Dec, 2004 - 3:00pm / Post ID: #

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Good News from Afghanistan - December 13, 2004

Another installation from Chrenkoff.

The growth of the media is presenting many opportunities for Afghan women to reach out to each other:

"Sitting around a table with their burqas (top to bottom covering veil) on chairs, Arefa Zareh, a school teacher and her fellow women were preparing to broadcast the first trial programme of Quyash (the Sun), a newly established local women's radio station in the northern city of Maimana.

"Radio Quyash is now one of the four local women's radio stations and one of over 30 independent radio stations in the country. It counts as the only independent media outlet in troubled Maimana, the provincial capital of Faryab.

"The new station is expected to tackle the issues of poverty, illiteracy, forced marriages and the rule of the gun, which are among the major concerns of the local community in Faryab province."

There are still numerous problems, like interference from local officials, or overcoming culture shock in the community, but the work of radio stations like Quyash is a good step forward for Afghan women: "Fawad Sahil, a radio programme manager for the Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS), a Canadian NGO working on strengthening civil society and democracy... believes that establishing women's radio stations provides more women with the opportunity to become journalists, producers, technicians, fundraisers and decision-makers. In assuming these roles, they learn new skills, develop greater self-confidence and awareness, and become active participants in their own communities."

Again, there is a lot more. And it is all worth the reading.

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Post Date: 4th Feb, 2005 - 10:23pm / Post ID: #

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Post Date: 29th Apr, 2005 - 12:39am / Post ID: #

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I think things have improved..bu the excessive focus on Kabul is resulting lopsided development

Post Date: 22nd May, 2005 - 11:35pm / Post ID: #

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In U.S. Report, Brutal Details of 2 Afghan Inmates' Deaths

"He screamed out, 'Allah! Allah! Allah!' and my first reaction was that he was crying out to his god," Specialist Jones said to investigators. "Everybody heard him cry out and thought it was funny."

Even as the young Afghan man was dying before them, his American jailers continued to torment him.

The prisoner, a slight, 22-year-old taxi driver known only as Dilawar, was hauled from his cell at the detention center in Bagram, Afghanistan, at around 2 a.m. to answer questions about a rocket attack on an American base. When he arrived in the interrogation room, an interpreter who was present said, his legs were bouncing uncontrollably in the plastic chair and his hands were numb. He had been chained by the wrists to the top of his cell for much of the previous four days.

Karzai rejects US criticism on drugs, slams abuse

Karzai said on Saturday he was shocked by a U.S. Army report on abuse of detainees in Afghanistan, and that his government wanted custody of all Afghan prisoners and control over U.S. military operations.

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