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"Life, Death, and the Taliban"

A new multimedia report worth taking the time to look at is GlobalPost’s “Life, Death, and the Taliban”, now on GlobalPost’s website.

“It’s an ambitious multimedia project that brings together a team of writers, photographers and videographers reporting from on the ground in Afghanistan and Pakistan as the battle against the Taliban heats up on all fronts and the Afghan election looms next week amid increased violence,” says Charles Sennott, GlobalPost founder and executive director.

Sennott returned to Pakistan and Afghanistan to work with Jean MacKenzie in Kabul and Shahan Mufti in Islamabad to find what he calls the “groundtruth” about America’s misunderstood enemy, the Taliban.

Visitors to GlobalPost’s website can join the conversation about this important issue by posting a comment.

You can  also hear Sennott talk about the project and his recent trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan on NPR.



Genevieve Belmaker

Genevieve Belmaker is a freelance journalist and contributing editor with The Epoch Times ( She also contributes to Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists and Her blog on journalism is

Genevieve has traveled throughout the U.S., Asia, Central America, Israel and the West Bank for reporting assignments, including major investigative reports on the recovery of New Orleans, the encroaching presence of China in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the dangerous import of melamine-contaminated milk into the U.S. and settlement outposts in the West Bank. She regularly reports on issues related to journalism, and the work of journalists.

She holds a BA from the University of Southern California in International Relations, and has been a member of several prominent national and international professional media organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the International Women’s Media Foundation, the New York Press Club, and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She lives in Jerusalem, Israel with her husband and son.

Areas of Focus:
New Media; Journalism; Culture and Society