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The Kabul Class of 2009

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In the fall of 2002 --- little more than a year after the Al Qaeda attacks on the United States set off a chain of events that soon toppled the brutal, misogynistic Taliban regime in Kabul, and well before the fateful and misguided decision to invade and occupy Iraq -- I went to Afghanistan to begin shooting a documentary about the plight of women there.

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Before departing, I contacted each of the major American television news networks. I explained that I would be in Kabul for weeks with a film crew, and could inexpensively shoot and deliver reports on Afghan women -- or indeed any other topic of interest to them about a country that still harbored the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden.

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No one was interested.

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Filmmaker and journalist Rory O'Connor writes the 'Media Is A Plural' blog, accessible at www.roryoconnor.org.

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