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July 23rd, 2002 • Quill Archives
Sending democracy through the airwaves

As Afghanistan’s “loya jirga,” or grand council, gives the U.S.-backed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai a strong mandate to lead, officials 10,000 miles away, in a nondescript office building in Washington D.C., consider their work. The “loya jirga” seems like the first step toward uniting the country, and at the Voice of America (VOA), just a few blocks from the U.S.