Afghan In-Flight Magazine Paints Grim Reality

Monday, August 23, 2010

On any ordinary U.S. airliner, you’re likely to find in the seat pocket in front you an in-flight magazine that romanticizes your destination city. Magazines tend to feature articles with titles like United Airline’s “Three Perfect Days: Denver” or US Airway’s “Endless Summer.”  But on Afghanistan’s Safi Airlines, the in-flight magazine paints a more realistic – albeit grim — reality of Afghanistan. The topics range from a piece on dog fighting to a profile of heroin addicts.

We talk about the unconventional magazine with its editor Christian Marks, who has also created 800 soap operas in Afghanistan and spent two years living there.

Guests:

Christian Marks

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

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