For Immediate Release
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
Available for a limited number of interviews, Gopal has reported for the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor; he is currently working on a book and doing independent reporting from Afghanistan. In a recent interview, he said: "Almost all the reporters who are there are the embedded reporters, so they’re only seeing one side of the story." See full interview.
Matteo dell’Aira is medical coordinator of the NGO Emergency's hospital in Lashkar Gah and has worked as a nurse in Afghanistan for the past ten years. The group Emergency released a statement saying dozens of seriously injured civilians are being prevented from reaching its hospital in Lashkar Gah due to NATO military blockades. See interview here.
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