Afghan blogger, read all about it

· People Power

Quoting from Buzzmachine:

Free speech spreads: The first Afghan blog. [via IraqTheModel and Tim Oren]

My name is Waheed. I am a 20 year old male from Afghanistan and I have been working with the US Army in Kabul, Afghanistan as an interpreter for the last 2 years….

During the Taliban we didn’t have internet system in Afghanistan but now there are about 25 net cafes in Kabul, and also some in Herat, Kandahar and Balkh provinces. People are really interested to use the internet but its too expensive for people to use it – only rich people can afford it.

Sounds like an opportunity for some wonderful foundation out there.

Waheed also reports that 4,000 women are taking vocational training and that the country has its first women’s fitness center.