Good Morning Afghanistan
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When Waseem Mahmood's brother broke a confidence and filed a story in the world's highest circulating tabloid, the News of the World, Mahmood feared he'd never work in broadcast media again. History intervened with the events of 9/11, the attack on Afghanistan, and the Taliban's fall. Headed by Mahmood, a group of journalists responded by producing a Kabul-based radio program to disseminate much-needed and, for the first time, uncensored information. What they end up providing is hope for a devastated land and a voice for a people long smothered by oppression. Told with searing honesty, this is a story of struggle, cruelty, and courage populated by ordinary people who risk their lives for freedom.
Waseem Mahmood was awarded an OBE for services to the reconstruction of media in post war countries.
"A fast-paced mix of humour and heartbreak. The reader is assaulted with the sights, sounds and above all the smells of downtown Kabul in the months that followed the US invasion." —Andy Home, author, Siberian Dreams"Was an important start in bringing fast and uncensored information to the war-stricken people of Afghanistan." —Hamid Karzai, former president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, on the radio station