Part two: Shoaib talks about being captured by the Taliban,
surviving two near executions, forming a bond with his captors, and
how and why he stopped his fellow prisoners from killing their
Shoaib has been covering his home country for the last 22 years.
He's a former BBC World Service Kabul bureau chief who launched the
acclaimed political debate program Open Jirga (a co-production
between BBC Media Action and BBC World Service).
Shoaib is one of the few Afghan journalists who decided to
stay on after the Taliban took power in August, 2021, and he's
currently the country director for BBC media action, the BBC’s
international development organisation.