The media of Afghanistan: The challenges of transition. Policy Briefing No. 5.
Page, D.; Siddiqi, S.
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, 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
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
Part 5 examines the shortage of independent national
media and the challenges faced by Radio Television
Part 6 looks to the future and provides some conclusions
drawn from the analysis.