This is a directory of English-language blogs written by Afghans on issues relating to Afghanistan, its people and the region. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly. Suggestions for further additions are welcome and appreciated. See Afghanistan Analyst for a similar blog directory; see ChaiSabz for a directory of Afghan photoblogs.
List last updated Jan. 29, 2013. Latest blogs, marked by *, are on top.
Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi*- Germany-based Afghan journalist working for DW; she writes in English and German.
Arzo Wardak – My Voice*- Afghan-American Harvard student, blogger, social entrepreneur, activist.
Parnian Nazary’s blog – DC-based advocacy manager at Women for Afghan Women; formerly Afghanistan Program Officer at New York University’s Center for International Cooperation.
Hadi Mufid’s blog – Hadi is an Afghan university student in South Korea
A Kid With Great Ambition– a blog by a very bright ninth-grader in Kabul
Random Notes…from Afghanistan – Aarya Nijat’s blog. A graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, she works for the Afghan government; her own thoughtful, compassionate personality comes through in her writings
Afghanistan’s Realities – A blog by Ahmad Farzad Lameh, journalist and former ancho/manager at TOLO TV and Lemar TV
Afghan Watch – Malali Bashir’s blog. Malali is a writer and women’s rights activist from the greater Kandahar area
Read My Eyes – Blog by Afghan war photojournalist, Massoud Hossaini
The Cost of War – Opinions and news clippings on everything war, with a focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan (trilingual – English, Pashto and Dari)
Mohsin Jamal – Afghan journalist; anchor for Afghan News 1 channel
Nasim Fekrat’s blog – Among the first and perhaps only award-winning English-language Afghan bloggers
Chai Sabz – While there’s green tea, there’s hope
Kabul Perspective – Perspectives of a journalist from Kabul
Noorjahan Akbar – Noorjahan Akbar’s blog (bilingual – Dari and English)
Afghan Writer – A short story writer from Kabul
Rejuvenation of an Afghan soul – An Australian born Afghan spends her third year in Afghanistan
The Lost Flaneur – Ali Karimi’s blog
Afghan Policy – Wahid Monawar’s blog
Towards the Light – Wazhma Frogh’s blog
Arghavaan – A Dari blog on politics, literature and the arts
Sanjar – My life and Afghan current affairs
Comment is Free – Nushin Arbabzadah, author, researcher and analyst
In the Pursuit of Future – Habib Sangar’s blog
Afghan Corner – Bashir Gwakh’s blog
Brave New Wave – Children of a Lesser Revolution by Ali Latifi
Kabul Press English – News, discussion, criticism
The University Campus – Blogs of a Business Student at the American University of Afghanistan
Khalil Nouri – Veterans Today
Association of Afghan Blog Writers – Afghan Penlog
Human rights in Afghanistan – Basir Seerat’s blog
Afghan Lord – Commenting on political and social issues of the Middle East, South Asia and Afghanistan
Photogblogs – for a comprehensive list of photoblogs, check out Chai Sabz.