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Af-Taj 2013

YouTube report

Despite censorship, slow Internet speeds and challenges both sides of the border, YouTube video-sharing culture is catching on in both Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
10.12.2013

Af-Taj 2013: Duty and the lost link

Mumin Ahmadi
One war, different sides, families wrenched apart. In the final story of the Af-Taj series, Mumin Ahmadi meets two former Tajik soldiers who remembered their roots at the critical time.
2.12.2013

Af-Taj 2013: Young blood vs. old guard

Gulafshon Sokieva and Rahmat Alizada
Despite age-old traditions that reinforce the authority of elders, Afghanistan is slowly passing on the baton of responsibility to its younger generation. The same cannot be said of Tajikistan, where young aspiring…
28.11.2013

Af-Taj 2013: WWW, little Romeos and Big Brother

Waheed Orya and Humayro Bakhtiyar
Despite government censorship of popular sites such as Facebook and YouTube, Internet culture has given rise to new voices in both Afghanistan and Tajikistan - even if it's often hard to know who is who online.
25.11.2013
Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a common language but building the cross-border relationship is hampered by use of different alphabets either side of the frontier. (Photo: Khushqadam Usmani) Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a common language but building the cross-border relationship is hampered by use of different alphabets either side of the frontier. (Photo: Khushqadam Usmani) Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a common language but building the cross-border relationship is hampered by use of different alphabets either side of the frontier. (Photo: Khushqadam Usmani)

Af-Taj 2013: The burden of language

Zafar Shah Rouyee and Bobojon Shafe
Afghanistan and Tajikistan is one of the world's few borders where people speak the same language yet use different scripts on either side. But voices in the former Soviet republic are calling for a switch onto the…
21.11.2013