Feb 28, 2019

The Secret Life of Mullah Omar

Zomia Center presents

For five years veteran journalist Bette Dam tried to search for what the CIA had been working on for 20 years, and was not able to find:

 

the location of one of their most-wanted.

 

How come Dam was able to track him down, introduce new information on his life, show how the CIA worsened his reputation without knowing much about him, and in the end find the hide-out of the man who is seen as the one who was behind the thousands and thousands of deaths in Afghanistan and the USA?

Read parts of that story in this report. 

The other parts are in Dam her book. She is looking for a way to publish it in English (and in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan).

Sep 10, 2016

NOS NIEUWS

"Het is 11 september, 15 jaar na de aanslagen in New York"

article

Sep 09, 2016

NPO RADIO 1: NOS MET HET OOG OP MORGEN

"Vijftien jaar na 9/11"

program by Max van Weezel with guests Bette Dam, Allard Wagemaker & Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal

Sep 07, 2016

NPO 1: NIEUWSUUR

“Afghanen in Tarin Kowt zijn Nederlandse missie al lang vergeten”

 

program with guest Bette Dam

Sep 07, 2016

THE WASHINGTON POST

“Taliban launches surprise surge into former southern Afghan stronghold”

​article by Sayed Salahuddin

Sep 07, 2016

NPO RADIO 1: BUREAU BUITENLAND

"Bette Dam over inval Tarin Kowt"

program by Chris Kijne with guest Bette Dam

Sep 07, 2016

NOS NIEUWS

"Zware gevechten in Tarin Kowt"

article

Aug 23, 2016

THE SCOTT HORTON SHOW

"Bette Dam discusses her work on a biography of Taliban leader Mullah Omar"

program by Scott Horton with guest Bette Dam

Jul 30, 2016

NPO RADIO 1: NOS MET HET OOG OP MORGEN

"10 jaar na het begin van de Nederlandse missie in Uruzgan"

 

program by Mieke van der Weij with guest Bette Dam

Jul 25, 2016

NPO RADIO 1: SPORTZOMER 2016

"Bette Dam over het offensief tegen IS in Afghanistan"

program by Willemijn Veenhoven with guest Bette Dam

Jul 23, 2016

THE GUARDIAN

“Does bloody bombing in Kabul signal change of tactics for Islamic State?”

article by Sune Engel Rasmussen

Jul 22, 2016

NPO RADIO 1: NOS MET HET OOG OP MORGEN

"Aanslag in Kabul"

program by Max van Weezel with guest Bette Dam

May 24, 2016

THE GUARDIAN

“New Taliban leader’s daunting task: uniting group as officials seek peace”

article by Sune Engel Rasmussen

Apr 24, 2016

NPO RADIO 1: BUREAU BUITENLAND

"Afghanen: vluchten tegen beter weten in"

program by Chris Kijne with guest Bette Dam

Feb 16, 2016

VRIJ NEDERLAND

"Waar en waarom de bommen op Syrië vallen weten we niet"

article by Bette Dam & Harm Ede Botje

Feb 16, 2016

NPO RADIO 1: DE NIEUWS BV

"Drastische terugloop aantal bootvluchtelingen in Griekenland"

program by Eric Corton & Willemijn Veenhoven with guest Bette Dam 

Feb 11, 2016

VRIJ NEDERLAND

“Opeens is het stil op Lesbos”

article by Bette Dam

Feb 04, 2016

VRIJ NEDERLAND

“Wie bombarderen we eigenlijk? En waarom?”

article by Bette Dam & Harm Ede Botje

Jan 09, 2016

THE WASHINGTON POST

"The new Taliban leader whose shadow hangs over Afghan peace talks"

article by Michael E. Miller

Dec 17, 2015

NPO RADIO 1: NOS MET HET OOG OP MORGEN

"Afghanistan: Taliban tegen IS"

program by Wilfried de Jong with guest Bette Dam

Nov 23, 2015

NPO RADIO 1: DE NIEUWS BV

"Bette Dam: "we overschatten IS""

program by Eric Corton & Willemijn Veenhoven with guest Bette Dam

Nov 19, 2015

DE VOLKSKRANT

“Bette Dam: ‘Die terroristen in Parijs waren prutsers.’”

interview by Jennie Barbier with Bette Dam

Nov 10, 2015

NPO RADIO 1: BUREAU BUITENLAND

"Massale protesten in Kabul"

 

program by Chris Kijne with guest Bette Dam

Nov 01, 2015

NPO RADIO 1: NOS MET HET OOG OP MORGEN

"Vluchtelingen Afghanistan"

program by Chris Kijne with guest Bette Dam

Oct 16, 2015

AL JAZEERA: INSIDE STORY

“Why is Obama changing his mind on Afghanistan?”

program by Rob Matheson with guests Bette Dam, Sharif Hassan & David Sedney

Oct 04, 2015

AL JAZEERA

“Kunduz was always vulnerable”

article by Bette Dam

Sep 29, 2015

VRIJ NEDERLAND

"Wat de dood van een warlord betekent voor de Nederlandse erfenis in Afghanistan"

article by Bette Dam

Sep 09, 2015

NRC

"In Kabul ontvoerde Nederlandse hulpverlener is na 81 dagen weer vrij"

article by Philippus Zandstra

Aug 04, 2015

FOREIGN POLICY INTERRUPTED

"Interruptor Series, no. 25: Bette Dam"

article by Elmira Bayrasli & Lauren Bohn 

Jul 31, 2015

THE GUARDIAN

"Mullah Akhtar Mansoor: Taliban's new leader has reputation for moderation"

article by Bette Dam

Jul 29, 2015

VRIJ NEDERLAND

"Een nieuwe leider voor de Taliban: Mullah Akhtar Mansour"

article by Bette Dam

Jul 29, 2015

SPIEGEL ONLINE

"Mullah Omar Biographer: 'The World's Most Mysterious Political Leader'"

article by Samiha Shafy

Jul 28, 2015

NOS NIEUWS

"'Doodverklaren Mullah Omar is in belang van sommige partijen'"

article 

Jul 28, 2015

THE GUARDIAN

"Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead, says Afghan government"

article by Sune Engel Rasmussen, Jon Boone & Emma Graham-Harrison

Jul 28, 2015

THE GUARDIAN

"Mullah Omar – the evasive ghost who led the Taliban through secrecy"

article by Emma Graham-Harrison & Sune Engel Rasmussen

Jul 14, 2015

THE GUARDIAN

"Taliban peace talks with Afghan government 'endorsed' by Mullah Omar"

article by Sune Engel Rasmussen

Jun 21, 2015

NPO RADIO 1: RADIO EENVANDAAG

"Aanslag en onvoering Nederlandse in Afghanistan"

program with guest Bette Dam

Jun 17, 2015

NPO RADIO 1: BUREAU BUITENLAND

"IS in Afghanistan"

program by Chris Kijne with guest Bette Dam

May 09, 2015

NPO 1: NIEUWSUUR

"Journalist Bette Dam vertelt vanuit Dubai hoe de onderhandelingen tussen de Afghaanse regering en de Taliban verlopen."

program with guest Bette Dam

Mar 23, 2015

NPO RADIO 1: NOS MET HET OOG OP MORGEN

"Grote protesten in Kabul"

program by Eric Corton with guest Bette Dam

Dec 10, 2014

NPO RADIO 1: DE NIEUWS BV

"Wat is de toekomst voor vrouwen in Afghanistan?"

program with guests Bette Dam, Tahmina Akefi & Jorrit Kamminga

Dec 08, 2014

NPO RADIO 1: BUREAU BUITENLAND

"Eén land: drie presidenten?"

program with guest Bette Dam

Oct 22, 2014

THE DIPLOMAT

"Interview: Bette Dam"

article by Sanjay Kumar

Sep 21, 2014

CNN

"Official: Ghani is new Afghan president"

program by John Vause with guest Bette Dam

Jul 30, 2014

NPO RADIO 5: NTR ACADEMIE

"Eerste hulp bij actualiteit 2: Bette Dam legt uit hoe het nu werkelijk zit in Afghanistan."

program with guest Bette Dam

Jun 22, 2014

NPO RADIO 1: NOS RADIO 1 JOURNAAL

"OOG Maandag: Afghanistanmissie moet voorkomen dat het land in handen valt van extremisten"

program with guests Bette Dam & Wilco Boom

Jan 12, 2013

NPO RADIO 1: BUREAU BUITENLAND

"Amerika praat met Taliban"

program with guest Bette Dam

Jul 13, 2012

DE STANDAARD

"Asielverhaal van Parwais vindt geen bevestiging in Kaboel"

article by Bette Dam

Jul 10, 2012

DE STANDAARD

"Parwais ontvangen door Belgische ambassadeur in Kaboel"

article by Bette Dam

Jul 09, 2012

DE STANDAARD

"Parwais Sangari morgen alweer dakloos in Kaboel"

article by Bette Dam

Apr 29, 2012

ABC NEWS: MEDIA WATCH

"Episode 13: Anatomy of an investigation"

program 

Apr 15, 2012

ABC NEWS: THE WORLD TODAY

"Taliban resumes spring offensive"

program by Eleanor Hall with guest Bette Dam