The Media Revolution In Post 2001 Afghanistan: Achievements And Challenges

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The Media Revolution in Post 2001 Afghanistan: Achievements and Challenges



Research Background1

Research Aim and Objectives3

Research Questions3

Structure of the Dissertation3



Defining Media5

Freedom of Information6

Impact of Media on Afghan Society7

Media in Afghanistan11

Media Transformation13

Present Media Situation in Afghanistan17



Research Design19

Research Method20

Researcher's Role20

Data Collection Procedures21

Informed Consent22


Proposed Interview Questions23

Data Collection Sources23

Secondary Sources23

Primary Sources24


Data Analysis25



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Research Background

As the world has acquired the status of global village, the flow of information is now much more difficult to stop as it was in the yester years. Thus, the power which the media enjoys today is also because of its outreach. In some countries media has acquired the status of watchdog which tends to keep an eye on the pillars of the state. Media in today's world enjoys the stature which it never did if compared in the yester years. Similarly the steps taken to curb the independence of the media is too being ignored by countries, as they only tend to bring a bad name to that country (Suhrke 2007, p. 1299). The power and the influence of media can be tracked by its role in War against terrorism. As the incident of 9/11 struck the world, the dynamics of world changed forever, nothing remained on the previous grounds. Many new medium emerged aimed to further strengthen the flow of information. This was a factor which was new to the world, this new medium was different in terms of the modus operandi but also the nomenclature was different. After 9/11, the world intervened to dislodge the Terrorist fractions proving to be a threat for the safety of the world. The afghan media prospered as a result of it, prior to that the only channel or medium available to convey the information to the people of Afghanistan was state owned. Since it was state owned therefore, the only information seemed necessary by the government was passed on to the people of Afghanistan; the rest information was subjected to gate keeping. As Afghanistan once again fell to war, the local audiences had no other option but to turn themselves to BBC and Voice of America, even for the news of their own land. As Taliban government was dismantled the interim government which took the ...