IT, telecommuncations and media of Afghanistan
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- Taleban telly ban
- BBC News, 8 July 1998. [In an anti-globalization move,]
Militia will confiscate and destroy television sets
because film and music lead to moral
corruption. TV-watching are un-Islamic acts that pollute
society and distract people from worship. A harder line
because the ban had little effect.
- Taleban rules out lifting TV ban
- BBC News, 23 July 2000. During a week-long seminar on
the role of the media held by the Taleban Ministry of
Information and Culture, reports that the Islamist state
is considering lifting its ban on television was
denied. Radio audiences are huge. Journalists come to
Afghanistan with preconceptions and an anti-Taleban
- Banning the Internet?
- Editorial, DAWN, 20 July 2001. Prohibition
on the use of the Internet to protect the local population
from the effects of globalization: pornography and other
western influences. Such prohibitions would only make
sense in a wholly regimented country ruled by a fascist
and paranoid government.