10 Years After My Kidnapping, The World’s Even More Dangerous For Journalists


Every day, reporters around the world are risking their lives in pursuit of truth.

  • Mellissa Fung
  • HuffPost

Ten years ago today, I stumbled out of a hole in the middle of Afghanistan and into a world that would, for a while, be defined by my trauma.

In October 2008, I was kidnapped by a bunch of wannabe Taliban while I was reporting on the internally displaced Afghans that had set up camp on the outskirts of Kabul (a…

My kidnappers were disenfranchised young men who wanted to make a buck, either through ransom or by selling me to the real Taliban. I was stabbed and thrown down a…

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