This blog aims to highlight issues and information that don't always make it into the mainstream media. Recognising that comment is cheap, wherever possible it will link you directly to documents and sources that are mentioned in the text.
I realised some time ago that it was impossible to write about Afghanistan without writing about Pakistan and other neighbouring countries. With that in mind, the reader will come across articles that, while not specifically about Afghanistan, in some way shed light on the conflict.
Just a couple of days to go to donate to the Streets of Afghanistan appeal, a full-size photography exhibition organised by Shannon Galpin of the Mountain2Mountain organisation. Galpin wants to display the wonderful pictures in this exhibition in Kabul and is asking for donations to make this possible. "It is now time for Streets of Afghanistan to return home to Kabul as a groundbreaking public street art installation this fall. After all, it is because of the Afghan community and artists that this exhibition has come to life," she says. The organisers need another $4,500 by Saturday. More info here and on the Streets of Afghanistan website. Update: Delighted to see that this project raised the $20,000 needed to mount the exhibition in Kabul.