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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Mar 16, 2012

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the massacre in Afghanistan. A U.S. Army Staff Sergeant allegedly killed 16 people in villages near Kandahar. How are the media covering this tragedy? What questions should reporters be asking? We’ll be joined by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Paul Mcgough and independent journalist Anna Badkhen and The Times’ Jeremy Kelly.Join us at 10 or email Where did you see the best coverage of Afghanistan this week? And what was your story of the week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Jeremy Kelly, Kabul-based correspondent for The Times of London

Anna Badkhen, independent journalist, author of Peace Meals, Waiting for the Taliban, and the forthcoming e-book, Afghanistan by Donkey

Paul McGeough, chief foreign correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald, author of Infernal Triangle: Conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and The Levant – Eyewitness Accounts from the September 11 Decade. He has reported from the Middle East for more than two decades.

Web Resources:

Anna Badkhen, Foreign Policy: War Outside the Frame : It's not Restrepo. The conflict in northern Afghanistan has no running time

Paul McGeough: Afghanistan: The Violent Frontier

Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker: Massacre in Kandahar

Jeremy Kelly, The Times of London: Afghan father's plea for vengeance: let him burn