Journalist Sayed Yacoub Ibrahimi writes a first-person story about his brother, Sayed Parwez Kaambakhsh, sentenced to death by a court in northern Afghanistan for blasphemy. From the Institute for War and Peace Reporting: My father called me, his voice shaking with emotion. “The paper said ‘execution’,” he said, then the phone went dead. I went to [...]
From the BBC: The upper house of the Afghan parliament has supported a death sentence issued against a journalist for blasphemy in northern Afghanistan. Pervez Kambaksh, 23, was convicted last week of downloading and distributing an article insulting Islam. He has denied the charge. The UN has criticised the sentence and said the journalist did [...]
I went to a Canadian Journalism Foundation event tonight featuring Pamela Wallin talking about the Independent Panel on Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan report.