Topic: “Afghanistan”

Posted in Behind the News

Global attention for Kabul photo

, by Lauren Easton

As the Taliban advanced across Afghanistan over the weekend, an AP photo of a U.S. Chinook helicopter flying over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Sunday was featured on numerous front pages around the world.

Posted in Announcements

Kathy Gannon named news director for Afghanistan and Pakistan

, by Patrick Maks

Vice President for International News Ian Phillips and Middle East News Director Karin Laub today announced a key appointment, sending this memo to staff:

Posted in Behind the News

AP’s Gannon: Being a journalist 'comes with a price'

, by Lauren Easton

On Tuesday night in New York, the Committee to Protect Journalists will present AP international correspondent Kathy Gannon with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom.

Posted in Announcements

Injured AP correspondent analyzes swap for U.S. Sgt. Bergdahl

, by Paul Colford

A revealing AP analysis about the history of talks leading to the release of U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, by correspondent Kathy Gannon, was published today. Gannon, who was shot and wounded on April 4 while covering the Afghan elections, is now recovering from her injuries.