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


Friday, October 10, 2014 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

A talk that 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.

Marshall Room 490

Jamil Popalzy 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 department.

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