This week, cohost Joe Hagan talks to Saad Mohseni, chief government of the Moby Group, which has been broadcasting tv news and leisure programming in Afghanistan since 2004, three years after the autumn of the Taliban. Because the fundamentalist group as soon as once more takes over the nation following the U.S.’s chaotic exit, the destiny of Mohseni’s media outlet in Kabul, staffed with 450 Afghans, hangs within the steadiness. Will the Taliban shut down or take over the TV community?
Whilst Mohseni appears for indicators of hope in a younger inhabitants raised on TV and web entry (together with the Taliban themselves), he stays cautious of the Taliban’s extremism, misogyny, and censorship. He additionally expresses anger on the Biden administration’s dealing with of the pullout, which has left his beloved nation to a grim destiny after a long time of cynical U.S. international coverage.
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