Narratives

Narratives are feature stories of Reporterly. Through the Narratives section, we provide our audience with in-depth and long feature stories of Afghanistan’s politics, society, culture, security and economy.

Emerging Young Leaders: Deeda Shekib Azami, Harbinger of Change in Badakhshan
Emerging Young Leaders: Deeda Shekib Azami, Harbinger of Change in Badakhshan

Deep down in every human heart, there is a dream to try and make the world a better place.

15 Apr 2019
From Wrestling to Sortition: How the Participants of Consultative Peace Jirga are Selected in the Provinces?
From Wrestling to Sortition: How the Participants of Consultative Peace Jirga are Selected in the Provinces?

The selection of Peace Consultative Jirga members has been reportedly challenging in some provinces of Afghanistan...

14 Apr 2019
Afghanistan Bright Minds: Khpalwak Sherzad and the Lasting Initiative of Bacha Khan Library in the Central Prison of Nangarhar
Afghanistan Bright Minds: Khpalwak Sherzad and the Lasting Initiative of Bacha Khan Library in the Central Prison of Nangarhar

For the first time, a library was established in the central prison of Nangarhar by the name of Bacha Khan...

7 Apr 2019
Afghanistan’s Inspirational Women: Lina Rozbeh a writer and a shining star of the diaspora
Afghanistan’s Inspirational Women: Lina Rozbeh a writer and a shining star of the diaspora

Last week, I read a news coverage about a famous woman in the journalist arena of Afghanistan, named Lina Rozbeh...

4 Apr 2019
ADB Asian Development Outlook 2019: Projected Economic Development of Afghanistan at 2.5% in 2019, Growth Prospects Curtailed by Multiple Factors
ADB Asian Development Outlook 2019: Projected Economic Development of Afghanistan at 2.5% in 2019, Growth Prospects Curtailed by Multiple Factors

The Asian Development Bank’s Asian Development Outlook report which was recently released has projected...

3 Apr 2019
Shocking Poverty in Afghanistan: Will New Findings on Multi-Dimensional Poverty Affect the Country’s Future?
Shocking Poverty in Afghanistan: Will New Findings on Multi-Dimensional Poverty Affect the Country’s Future?

A recent study conducted by Central Statistics Organization (CSO) of Afghanistan titled...

2 Apr 2019
Efforts for a TB-Free World: Afghanistan Sees More Than 50% Reduction in TB Mortality
Efforts for a TB-Free World: Afghanistan Sees More Than 50% Reduction in TB Mortality

On commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day which was held on Sunday, the Ministry of Public Health...

2 Apr 2019
1 Million Newly Enrolled Students: An Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities in the Ministry of Education?
1 Million Newly Enrolled Students: An Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities in the Ministry of Education?

As the new educational year commences in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Education says that one million children...

25 Mar 2019
Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons Reports: Majority of Civilian Casualties Due to Insurgent Attacks, Internal Trafficking Widespread
Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons Reports: Majority of Civilian Casualties Due to Insurgent Attacks, Internal Trafficking Widespread

A key observation of the report was regarding the problem of terminology leading to enforcement and judicial officials  to have

23 Mar 2019
A Nine-Year Journey for Spreading Education; How Matiulla Wesa Brought Literacy to Rural Afghanistan?
A Nine-Year Journey for Spreading Education; How Matiulla Wesa Brought Literacy to Rural Afghanistan?

As the years rolled on, the number of students in the school increased. The motivated students of the school were...

19 Mar 2019
Inspiration for Afghan Fulbright Scholars: Fayiza Naseri, the Redirection of Desire to Educate and Vision for Brighter Future
Inspiration for Afghan Fulbright Scholars: Fayiza Naseri, the Redirection of Desire to Educate and Vision for Brighter Future

Fayiza was born in Kabul, the province where she studied and graduated from school in 2006...

18 Mar 2019
Emerging Faces of Afghanistan: Zalmay Akbar from Refugee Schools to World Human Resources Congress
Emerging Faces of Afghanistan: Zalmay Akbar from Refugee Schools to World Human Resources Congress

Zalmay Akbar has recently become part of the 101 most influential leaders as a leading figure with expertise in...

17 Mar 2019
Afghanistan in Focus: 9 Key Points from NSA Mohib’s Statement at the UN Security Council
Afghanistan in Focus: 9 Key Points from NSA Mohib’s Statement at the UN Security Council

On March 11, 2019 Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib appeared before the UN Security...

12 Mar 2019
Any Peace Deal Without Consent & Engagement of Afghans Would be Ineffective in Ushering Sustainable Peace: Study
Any Peace Deal Without Consent & Engagement of Afghans Would be Ineffective in Ushering Sustainable Peace: Study

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies published a report titled “Political Settlement of the Afghanistan Conflict-Divergent Models...

10 Mar 2019
Past, Present and Future of Hezb-e-Islami: 18 Points According to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in Interview with TOLOnews
Past, Present and Future of Hezb-e-Islami: 18 Points According to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in Interview with TOLOnews

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hezb-e-Islami of Afghanistan, returned to Kabul in 2017 after a peace deal with the country...

7 Mar 2019
Abdul Ghani Kaka: Helmand Peace March Member Dies in Pursuit of Peace
Abdul Ghani Kaka: Helmand Peace March Member Dies in Pursuit of Peace

Abdul Ghani Kaka was the resident of Muhammad Agha district in Logar province...

5 Mar 2019
From a Victim to an Advocate: The Inspiring Journey of Human Rights Hero Hadi Marefat in Afghanistan
From a Victim to an Advocate: The Inspiring Journey of Human Rights Hero Hadi Marefat in Afghanistan

The blood-stained wrist watch says its 9:44 am. Its second hand is still flashing but in a very normal pace...

28 Feb 2019
Haste For Peace: How Did Peace Prospect Come So Close?
Haste For Peace: How Did Peace Prospect Come So Close?

Apart from international measures on reconciliation in Afghanistan, the efforts of the Afghan government...

16 Feb 2019
Inspiring Women of Afghanistan: Shamila Kohistani, A Pioneer of Women’s Football in Afghanistan
Inspiring Women of Afghanistan: Shamila Kohistani, A Pioneer of Women’s Football in Afghanistan

Shamila has not easily achieved the successes and colourful world of her life. She lived her childhood...

12 Feb 2019
For Khalilzad and US Administration, the Sooner Peace Initiates in Afghanistan the Better
For Khalilzad and US Administration, the Sooner Peace Initiates in Afghanistan the Better

US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said in his address at the US Institute of Peace...

9 Feb 2019
A Decade Dedicated to Afghanistan: Life of Mariam Wardak
A Decade Dedicated to Afghanistan: Life of Mariam Wardak

In the first encounter with Mariam Wardak, she strikes as someone who has grown up in a diverse society...

31 Jan 2019
Afghanistan’s Inspiring Women: Marjan Matin, Making Big Changes & Leading the Cause of Quality Education
Afghanistan’s Inspiring Women: Marjan Matin, Making Big Changes & Leading the Cause of Quality Education

The appointment of a young lady in January went viral on social media and was newsworthy...

25 Jan 2019
How Taliban’s Intimidation in Kohistan district of Sar-e-Pul province Left 40 Families Displaced
How Taliban’s Intimidation in Kohistan district of Sar-e-Pul province Left 40 Families Displaced

Almost 40 families from the Kohistan district of Sar-e-Pul have been expelled from their homes because of their cooperation...

23 Jan 2019
Afghanistan’s Inspiring Women; Nooria Najafi, A Role Model for the Differently-abled in the World
Afghanistan’s Inspiring Women; Nooria Najafi, A Role Model for the Differently-abled in the World

Nooria Najafi, born in 1996, is from the district of Nahor, Ghazni Province, who now lives in Kabul...

17 Jan 2019
Inspiring Women of Afghanistan: Batool Naseri, a Girl Who Altered the Otherwise Grim Picture of Immigrant Afghans in Iran
Inspiring Women of Afghanistan: Batool Naseri, a Girl Who Altered the Otherwise Grim Picture of Immigrant Afghans in Iran

Batool was born in a religious and conservative family that opposed the idea of female members of the...

15 Jan 2019
Taliban’s war is the war for “Power”: Reporterly’s Interview with Fawzia Koofi
Taliban’s war is the war for “Power”: Reporterly’s Interview with Fawzia Koofi

We are trying to introduce new faces to the people, and those who are currently at the top of the

14 Jan 2019
Benazir Yakta: The Businesswoman & Trader Who has Women Empowerment and Economic Development of Afghanistan on her Mind
Benazir Yakta: The Businesswoman & Trader Who has Women Empowerment and Economic Development of Afghanistan on her Mind

Benazir Yakta, a woman who began exporting dried fruits & nuts and started the business by selling her...

31 Dec 2018
From Trump Admin Withdrawal Decision to Prospects of Peace Talks: An Interview with Omar Samad
From Trump Admin Withdrawal Decision to Prospects of Peace Talks: An Interview with Omar Samad

Omar Samad is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center...

22 Dec 2018
Abu Dhabi Dialogue: Is Afghan Peace Round the Corner?
Abu Dhabi Dialogue: Is Afghan Peace Round the Corner?

According to reports from the new round of US-Taliban talks in Abu Dhabi, the Taliban...

20 Dec 2018
How the Recent Change in Military and Diplomatic Strategy Towards Taliban May Take Things Forward?
How the Recent Change in Military and Diplomatic Strategy Towards Taliban May Take Things Forward?

The Afghan Special Forces killed a Taliban commander along with one of his men in an operation...

18 Dec 2018
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