A war of perception: the struggle for legitimacy, influence and power through media in post-2001 Afghanistan

  title={A war of perception: the struggle for legitimacy, influence and power through media in post-2001 Afghanistan},
  author={Joshua Dalton},
  journal={Central Asian Survey},
  pages={329 - 345}
  • J. Dalton
  • Published 3 July 2014
  • Political Science
  • Central Asian Survey
The international community and the Afghan government tout the expansion of domestic media in post-2001 Afghanistan as an indication of progress. However, much of Afghan media has been appropriated by powerful ex-warlords to expand their influence and maintain their grip on power. Jamiat-e Islami and Hezb-e Islami – former jihadist groups who continue to wield considerable political influence within the country – are fierce rivals currently wielding their affiliated media outlets to wage a… 

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