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Afghan Media

Youth, Television and What Might Keep Afghanistan from Ending up Like Iraq

Sam Schneider | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Sam Schneider

Ever since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began their recent offensive in Iraq, anxieties about the potential of something similar taking place in Afghanistan have abounded. Yet many have missed a crucial piece of the puzzle.

Success of Afghan Election Hinges on Credibility Among Afghans

Sam Schneider | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Sam Schneider

The candidates must accept the final results of the runoff, and remain open to working together in the next government. If the loser feeds a frenzy of public opposition, it could lay the groundwork for something like the civil war that tore the country apart and opened the door to Taliban rule in the 1990s.

Changing Perceptions in Afghanistan

Mina Sharif | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Mina Sharif

I felt a wave of triumph in realizing that the first misogynist man I'd met in Afghanistan perhaps no longer saw my gender as a threat and he was more interested in progressing though our work.

Michael Calderone

Afghan Media Faces Uncertain Future As U.S. Withdraws

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.08.2013 | Media

Danish Karokhel, like all Afghan journalists, couldn’t report freely during Taliban rule in the 1990s. The Islamic fundamentalist regime allowed onl...

Massacre Story Sparks Both Outrage and Reflection

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.16.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Amid the worldwide horror and revulsion over nine Afghan children and seven adults evidently murdered by a US soldier, it was remarkable how, in the wake of the shootings, the Afghan media were so restrained in their coverage.

Journalists in Afghanistan: Another Order to Stop Reporting

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Afghan intelligence has ordered foreign and national media to immediately cease and desist from reporting live from terrorist attack scenes across Afghanistan.

The Media Effect

Pat Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

Isn't it time to end the debate about whether or not media shapes society or merely mirrors it and consider the real life examples of media as a singularly powerful agent of change.