The Survival Guide to Kabul
The authors are two friends who met for
the first time in Islamabad
through a mutual friend and BBC journalist, Alice Coulter: ‘my friend is out
there, you must meet her’. Through the crazy days of endless work in Kabul the fun project of The Survival Guide to Kabul kept them sane.
Jude Barrand worked in Afghanistan
in 2002 and 2003 for Caritas Internationalis as Press Officer and
returned at the beginning of 2004 for Internews. She worked in Indonesia for Surf Aid
after her time in Kabul. Jude is a former
newspaper journalist in the west of England
who moved on to Euronews in France
and presenting on ITN in London.
When she’s abroad she also reports for Vatican Radio on current events and
the work of Catholic humanitarian projects. Jude lived in Rome
for a time and has also contributed material to Fodor’s Guide to Rome.
Dominic Medley returns to Kabul in March 2006 with the
He worked in Afghanistan
from February 2002 for Internews as Project Director, setting up a
journalist-training project from scratch. He returned in 2003 to complete
this version of the guide and then worked with Radio Free Afghanistan as Project Coordinator
and journalist trainer. In 2004 Dominic worked as a consultant for Radio Arman,
98.1FM in Kabul, the city’s first commercial
and independent music radio station. He also launched Afghan Scene
Magazine and the Afghanistan Foreign Press Association.
Dominic has worked in Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Russia, Albania, Romania
and Indonesia on
media-development projects with the BBC and Internews, including work with
the Office of the High
Representative in Sarajevo.
Most recently in 2005 and 2006 Dominic worked in Macedonia,
Serbia, Kosovo and Armenia with the Media
Diversity Institute and in Somaliland,
Somalia and Russia
with the BBC World Service Trust.
Dominic is a former BBC journalist who
reported for TV and radio in the west of England,
making numerous reporting trips to Sierra Leone
and Eritrea and to Bosnia and Croatia as a journalist and humanitarian-aid
driver during the conflicts. Dominic also runs www.afrikamedia.com
and work in progress includes www.capetokabul.com, www.impactnetwork.co.uk
September 2002 with the first editions of the guide sold by the