News gathering in Afghanistan

March 5, 2008

[video:youtube:rPaTgRPr4O4]
Here’s a brief video of how a number of Afghanistan based journalists followed a breaking story from their bases in Kabul. How good stringers and local knowledge are invaluable and the value of input from military sources,

Veteran reporter and filmmaker Bill Gentile profiles noted journalists from The New York Times, the BBC, Time, and The Washington Post as well as others to reveal the daily personal and professional pressures they face. Learn how female reporters get the story despite the harsh restrictions placed on women in the country and how the U.S. military presence both aid and hinder journalists in their efforts to give fair and balanced coverage. link

The video is a trailer for the Dateline Afghanistan film put together by ChoicesVideo and released in May 2007.