BBC to present an insight into Afghanistan

MUMBAI: In the run-up to elections in Afghanistan, BBC News presents a multi-platform insight into life inside the country on 13 September 2005.

The BBC News website, BBC Radio Five Live, the BBC World Service, and BBC World will all be covering the day. They will offer comment, insight and reportage from Afghanistan and looking at the culture, politics and day-to-day life of this often misunderstood country.

On that day the BBC's aim will be to reveal how life is developing under democracy in Afghanistan including an analysis of health, education, the role of women, and media consumption using material gathered at the BBC Monitoring centre at Caversham. There will also be testimonies from Afghans via Anchor Lyse Doucet chairs an interactive discussion with input from Afghans and their government.

The BBC News website's Soutik Biswas plans to take his laptop to a village in Afghanistan where he will talk to residents and put questions from web users to them.

BBC ONE Six O'Clock News: Andrew North with a special report from Afghanistan on how the country is trying to deal with having one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. BBC News 24 will look ahead to the elections on Sunday 18 September and hear from 'real' people about their lives and their hopes for a new Afghan government, looking at life through audio and video diaries and through a series of reports from correspondents. Nick Higham examines how Afghanistan has changed over recent years in a special fact file.



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