Showing posts with label media-coverage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label media-coverage. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Photography and Afghanistan

An article about a photojournalist (Larry Towell) and his work in Afghanistan is presented by The New York Times (December 8, 2014) in "Losing the Media War in Afghanistan".

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

State Department - Little Afghan War News

A few days ago Afghan War News posted a blurb about how the Department of Defense seems to be ignoring news about Afghanistan. An examination of a Daily Press Briefing by the U.S. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki held on October 27, 2014 provides the same result. The graphic to the left is a snip of the contents of the briefing for Oct 27th. Topics covered in the briefing include Lebanon, ISIL, Canada, Ebola, Syria, Israel, Ukraine, Tunisia, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Indonesia, Russia, Iran and Egypt. Afghanistan? No where to be found. Afghanistan: The War that the Defense Department and State Department forgot!

Monday, October 27, 2014

DoD Afghan War News Coverage Minimal

If you think that the U.S. media has stopped covering Afghanistan then you are spot on. Every day when I compile my Afghan War News Newsletter I scour the news services for news snippets, reports, and documentaries on Afghanistan. Sometimes the news is just not there due to lack of coverage on the part of the media. One of the primary sources for news coverage is the Department of Defense's news service. If you look closely the Department of Defense news service is practically ignoring Afghanistan as a topic. For instance, if you go to the "Latest Stories in DoD News" (see you will see news stories listed for the past month. An examination of the news stories from 1 to 26 October 2014 reveals about 164 news stories listed in chronological order. 40 news stories were about the conflict with ISIS, 22 news stories about Ebola, and ONE news story was about Afghanistan. Hmmmmm.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Times Reporter Allowed to Return to Afghanistan

A New York Times reporter, Matthew Rosenberg, was expelled from Afghanistan this past summer because of some news that he reported that was unfavorable to Afghanistan. The new president, Ashraf Ghani, has reversed the decision and he is now allowed back in Afghanistan. President Ghani has certainly broke away from the former President Karzai in his actions and decisions. Within his first week he has signed the Bilateral Security Agreement (Karzai refused to sign), re-opened the Kabul Bank fraud investigation (one of Karzai's brothers was granted immunity by the former president), visited the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (Karzai did not like the spec ops guys), and has come out strongly against corruption (Karzai, of course, was the biggest crook in Afghan history).

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Afghan War Fatigue in American Public and Press

The news in America covers a multitude of topics each week.  A recent  study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism reveals that only 4% of the news deals with the war in Afghanistan.  Read more in "Afghan War Just a Slice of U.S. Coverage", The New York Times, December 19, 2010.