The media of Afghanistan: The challenges of transition. Policy Briefing No. 5.

Abstract

The media of Afghanistan, like all other sections of Afghanistan society, is undergoing transition. This briefing examines what transition might mean for a sector that has the potential to shape Afghan opinion and hold government to account but now faces considerable uncertainty. It comprises 6 parts:
Part 1 provides a brief overview of how Afghanistan’s media landscape has been transformed over the past decade.
Part 2 examines the effects of this transformation on Afghanistan’s culture and politics as media reflect the struggle between tradition and modernity.
Part 3 looks at the status and pressures facing journalism in the country.
Part 4 examines the role of donors in support to the Afghan media and the implications of a reduction in such support.
Part 5 examines the shortage of independent national media and the challenges faced by Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA).
Part 6 looks to the future and provides some conclusions drawn from the analysis.

Citation

Page, D.; Siddiqi, S. The media of Afghanistan: The challenges of transition. Policy Briefing No. 5. BBC Media Action, London, UK (2012) 28 pp.

The media of Afghanistan: The challenges of transition. Policy Briefing No. 5.

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