Produced by Liza Karimi
24 August 2021
Kabul Audio Diary: 'If You Abandon These Children, We Won't Take Them'
Listen to Afghan reporter Liza Karimi describe the events of August 23, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan, as thousands desperately try to leave the country, and armed resistance against the Taliban persists in Panjshir Province.
23 August 2021
A Woman's Voice From Kabul: Audio Diaries From Inside Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan
Current Time is publishing a daily series of audio diaries by Kabul-based freelance journalist Liza Karimi. The diaries provide an Afghan perspective on how the country is changing since the Taliban’s August 15, 2021 takeover of Kabul.
16 August 2021
‘How Can We Get Out Of The Country?’: What Afghans Want To Know After The Takeover Of Kabul
After the Taliban’s rapid August 15 takeover of both Kabul and national political power, Current Time’s freelance Afghanistan reporter Liza Karimi elaborated to Morning newscast anchor Aleksei Aleksandrov about responding to the challenges of this change.
16 July 2021
'I Spent My Youth Terrified': Afghanistan Residents Remember Life Under The Taliban
Current Time spoke with three adult residents of Afghanistan who recall the disruption that occurred when the Taliban came to power in 1996, and fear what the consequences may be if they manage to return to rule Afghanistan now, after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops.
09 July 2021
Facing ‘A Death Sentence’: Why Afghan Interpreters For The U.S. Want To Leave Afghanistan
U.S. President Joe Biden pledged on July 8 to grant visas to Afghan interpreters who have worked for the United States and to evacuate them out of the country. One interpreter and a former senior Afghan intelligence official emphasized the risks the Taliban poses to these individuals.
08 July 2021
Afghan Civilians Fleeing Taliban Complain Officials ‘Just Forget About The Families’
As the Taliban advance broadens throughout northern Afghanistan, the Afghan capital, Kabul, is becoming a last-hope sanctuary for many of the thousands of Kunduz Province residents who have fled the area. But those who make it to Kabul find their struggle far from over.
13 May 2021
'We Don’t Have Hope Anymore’: Afghans Grieve, Blame Government After Deadly Attack On Kabul Girls’ School
Fifteen-year-old Masuma, an Afghan schoolgirl, just wanted to learn. But her decision to attend classes on May 8, 2021 ultimately took her life. The bombing of Kabul’s all-female Sayed Al-Shuhada School, located in a predominantly ethnic Hazara neighborhood, killed 85 people and wounded some 150.
25 February 2021
Why Afghanistan’s Policewomen Conceal Their Profession
Each day, gender poses a potentially lethal risk to Afghanistan’s thousands of female police officers. Current Time Kabul reporter Liza Karimi spoke in July 2020 with Afghan policewomen who, despite the dangers, have chosen to persevere with their careers