As the United States and its allies move towards a transition to Afghan security control in 2014, a series of reports have recently exposed systematic and egregious abuses by Afghan military units.
In this panel, moderated by author and journalist Jeremy Scahill, three leading journalists and researchers discuss their work in Afghanistan and the challenges of reporting on human rights abuses in a war zone.
- Matthieu Aikins, journalist and author of "Our Man in Kandahar,” The Atlantic
- Anand Gopal, journalist and author of a forthcoming book on the Afghan war
- Rachel Reid, senior regional advisor, Open Society Foundations, co-author of Just Don't Call It a Militia: Impunity, Militias and the Afghan Local Police, Human Rights Watch
The moderator will be Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
This event is cosponsored by the Open Society Foundations and the Global Journalism Program at the Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism, New York University.
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