In this panel, Afghan and foreign journalists will discuss the future of Afghanistan coverage at a time when scores of local journalists have been forced to flee the country, others have stayed behind and continued to operate at great personal risk, and global attention to Afghanistan has dwindled just as the country was plunged into a massive humanitarian crisis. Panelists will discuss the challenges of doing journalism in Afghanistan today and the obligation of foreign-based journalists, and particularly those in the U.S., to continue covering a country they have been so deeply invested in long after public interest dies down. They also discuss the relationship between foreign journalists covering crises and conflict and the local journalists they so often rely on, the power imbalances at play, and the responsibility of foreign-based journalists and newsrooms in both ensuring the safety of their local partners and not letting go of the story.

Organised in association with The Intercept.