CNN Blogs Afghanistan

Earlier today, Clint called for a more comprehensive media treatment of the United States’s new Afghanistan strategy—one, in particular, that illuminates, for American audiences, the perspectives of the everyday residents of Afghanistan whose lives will be most directly affected by the plan.

To the rescue comes Afghanistan Crossroads, CNN’s new Afghanistan-focused blog, which does more—and better—than most of its counterparts in offering and emphasizing the all-important perspectives of the Afghan people. One post in particular, a roundup of reactions to the Obama plan from several sources in the Afghan media, is especially illuminating for those purposes; but the entire blog is very much worth a read and a bookmark.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.