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Franz J. Marty

Franz J. Marty is a freelance journalist and, since September 2023, based in Tbilisi, Georgia, from where he covers the wider Caucasus region and also keeps a close eye on Afghanistan.

Before moving to Tbilisi, Franz J. Marty has, between December 2014 and June 2023, including during the Taliban’s overthrow of the Afghan Republic in August 2021, lived and worked in Afghanistan. His work in Afghanistan included exclusive interviews with Taliban and members of the self-declared Islamic State, embeds, as well as unaccompanied investigative reporting from various, at times remote and hostile corners of the country.

His articles have been published by, amongst others, The Diplomat, the Swiss Institute for Global Affairs, Inkstick, The Central Asia - Caucasus Analyst, The Afghanistan Analysts Network, and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. He has also done numerous live hits for tv channels such as CNN, DW, and France 24 and radio stations such as BBC World Service and RFI.

He can be followed @franzjmarty on Twitter.

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