Title

Winning hearts and minds: A critical analysis of independent media development in Afghanistan

Published In

Journal of International and Intercultural Communication

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

3-2020

Abstract

Utilizing a political economic framework, this study investigates the development and expansion of independent media in Afghanistan, focusing on one of the largest private media companies in the country, Moby Group. The company's approach to producing media is tied to its complex location as a translocal/transnational media entity. The company serves a unique population and navigates complex relationships locally and globally (operating in an emerging democratic state negotiating neoliberal market imperatives). This paper argues American-backed development of state-independent media and the rise of private companies such as Moby Group are part of larger geopolitical practices that further U.S. interests and the neoliberal agenda globally.

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© 2020 National Communication Association

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http://doi.org/10.1080/17513057.2020.1740764

DOI

10.1080/17513057.2020.1740764

Persistent Identifier

https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/comm_fac/76/

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