ProPublica reporter Kim Barker spent five years covering the war in Afghanistan as the South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune and wrote about the experience in her 2011 book "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan." She visited the Nieman Foundation on April 4, 2014, the same day that Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, was killed after being shot by a Afghan police officer and another AP reporter, Kathy Gannon, was wounded in the attack. Barker spoke with New York Times reporter Sangar Rahimi, NF '14, about the safety of journalists in Afghanistan today, and why the Taliban is trying to make show of force in the run-up to Afghanistan's presidential election.

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