Help Support Independent Journalism

by Joshua Foust on 11/15/2008

While my own self/crowd-funded trip to Afghanistan fell apart for reasons I hope to explain one day, there are other independent writers whose work is worth funding. David Axe is a defense correspondent who gave up a career with Defense Technology International to pursue stories in the Horn of Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He does really good work. He is on his way back to the Horn of Africa to report on the growing piracy issue there. He doesn’t have the money to do it, and there is apparently little editorial desire for freelance work in the area.

It is a dangerous prospect—journalists get abducted from Somalia, and the pirates aren’t exactly known for being cuddly Johnny Depp-type figures. This is important work. So, if you feel so led, I quite humbly ask that you click on the link above to David’s weblog and donate $20 to the cause.


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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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