Bond of Humanity: Bamiyan

As an ancient stop on the Silk Road, Bamiyan has long held in an important role as a crossroads of culture and trade in Afghanistan. This first documentary in a three-part series examines the influence of Buddhism in the area and the legacy of the famous Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.

Afghan Media Productions (AMP), AAM's newest office on the ground in Kabul, provides Afghan audiences with in-depth and thoughtful programming on the diverse traditions, history, and culture of Muslim communities in Afghanistan and around the world.  

Latest AAMTV News and Broadcasts

Pul. America Abroad Media (AAMTV) and Tolo TV in Afghanistan present Pul – a weekly public interest program, recorded in the United States for broadcast throughout Afghanistan. The 30-minute program focuses on important issues in US-Afghan relations, while also introducing interesting segments on culture and society. Watch >

Exploring Religious Freedom. AAMTV partners with Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) to produce three original programs on religion and religious liberty. These programs examine religious diversity in modern America, the evolution of religious freedom in America and the growing importance of religion in public and private life around the world. Watch >

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AAM Fellow in Texas. Kareem Hamadi, AAM Journalism Fellow and news director of Iraqi television news station Al-Iraqiya, spoke to students at Sid Richardson Hall about issues surrounding Iraq and its neighbors in the context of a stabilizing government. The talk was sponsored by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas, Austin. Read the article from The Daily Texan >

Diversity in Detroit. AAM producer Ilana Weinberg traveled to the Detroit area with Journalism Fellow Mithat Bereket, to produce a documentary on Islam in America for his weekly documentary "Pusula" on TRT, Turkey.  This slideshow documents the diversity among the Muslim communities in Detroit and its neighboring suburbs, home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the United States. Watch >

Journalists from around the world come to Washington to tape a special series of prime time programs through the AAM Fellowship Program. Watch >

Highlights include an interview with Salman Ahmad, popular guitarist and composer of the popular South Asian rock group, Junoon; and Azhar Usman, a Muslim-American comedian who gained fame through his work with the Muslim comedy troupe "Allah Made me Funny."

 

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