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Media Roundtable: Marking the 17th anniversary of America's longest war & Kavanaugh's future

Oct 4, 2018


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we mark the 17th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. According to the UN, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in 2017, and the number is expected to be even higher this year. What’s in store for the future of the war torn country?

 

We’ll also discuss media coverage of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, the sexual assault allegations, and the future of the Supreme Court.

 

Guests:

Ali Latifi, freelance journalist based in Kabul

Anand Gopal, award winning freelance journalist and author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes

Will Bunch, award-winning journalist, national columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, and author of the political blog Attytood

Web Resources:

Philadelphia Daily News: Maria Gallagher, Ana Maria Archila and the amazing power of everyday people raising their voice

Reuters: Afghan media under pressure after journalist deaths

Roads & Kingdoms: LIVING IN A CYCLE OF FEAR AND DANGER

Jacobin: The Enduring Disaster

The Intercept: CORPORATE FRONT GROUPS LOBBY TO CONFIRM BRETT KAVANAUGH. ON THE SUPREME COURT, HE COULD GIVE THEM VASTLY EXPANDED POWER.