Money, Guns, and Media: Afghan Journalism Faces an Uncertain Future


Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:30pm

This talk will examine the recent history, current challenges and ongoing development of the Afghan news media during a time of historic change. With foreign troops leaving after 13 years and a new government in formation, Afghanistan's recently diversified news media is challenged by increasing violence, political corruption and diminishing support from the international community.

Jamil Popalzai and Afsar Sadiq Shinwari are professors in the journalism department at Nangarhar University in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Noor Dawari works for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting based in Kabul and is the program coordinator for the partnership between the University of Arizona School of Journalism and Nangarhar University. The partnership seeks to assist in the Afghan university in developing a student-centered, skills-based journalism program.

This MENAS colloquium talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Border & Global Journalism at the UA School of Journalism

Photo below: In the UA School of Journalism, from left, Afghan Professor Afsar Sadiq Shinwari, Noor Dawari from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, and Professor Jamil Popalzai from the Journalism Department at Nangarhar University in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Jamil Popalzai & Afsar Sadiq Shinwari

Department of Journalism, Nangarhar University, Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Noor Dawari
Institute for War and Peace Reporting (Kabul)
UA program coordinator for Arizona/ Nangarhar journalism partnership

MENAS Colloquium Series
Friday, October 10, 2014


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