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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way to Go Online: Afghanistan’s youth and new media

Theresa Falke

Afghanistan’s mobile phone sector has made great strides and is often named as one of the success stories of post-2001 reconstruction. Although the immediate economic benefit for users is debatable, it has opened new possibilities for Afghans to communicate outside of the all-encompassing social control, particularly for women. But internet access has not kept pace […]

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Taliban 2.0: Die neue Generation der Gotteskrieger ist frauenfreundlicher, aber noch gefährlicher


Die Welt (Germany), 1 June 2014 German-language article, with the help of anonymous Afghan reporters, about the new, internet-syvvy generation of the Taleban, with quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig and Borhan Osman.

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Taleban edict on the ban of internet (2001)

Published by Radio Shariat (transcript) Saturday, 25 Aug 2001 8:00 pm An edict of the IEA has been issued concerning the prohibition of using Internet on the territory of the IEA by the IEA administration, non-Emirate institutions, foreign and local NGOs. 1st article:         All IEA administration, non-Emirate institutions, foreign and local NGOs and individual people cannot use Internet […]

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