Media and Conflict: Afghanistan as a Relative Success Story
|Title||Media and Conflict: Afghanistan as a Relative Success Story|
|Subtitle / Series Title||USIP Special Report|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Bajraktari, Y, Parajon, C|
|Number of Pages||8 S.|
|Publisher||United States Institute of Peace (USIP)|
The development of media in post-Taliban Afghanistan has been relatively successful (compared with both the Taliban regime and other countries subject to international intervention) in establishing free and responsible expression despite the lack of electricity, harsh terrain, absence of viable media outlets during the Taliban regime, and a conservative religious society that subordinates women. However, Afghanistan's media development remains incomplete. Since it still faces many challenges, the international community must continue to assist and support it.