The Listening Post

Reporting the ‘end’ of the Afghan war 20 years after 9/11

Analysing coverage of the United States exit from Afghanistan: What lessons has the media learned in 20 years of the ‘War on Terror’? Also, Afghan media under the Taliban.

Two decades on from the 9/11 attacks, American news coverage of the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan reveals how much has changed – and how much has not – in the media’s approach to US wars.

Alexander Hainy-Khaleeli – Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Catherine Lutz – co-director, Costs of War project; professor of International Studies, Brown University
Fariba Nawa – author, Opium Nation; host, On Spec
Azmat Khan – contributing writer, The New York Times Magazine; assistant professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

On our radar:

Meenakshi Ravi speaks to producer Flo Phillips about the latest developments in the Afghan media space, including the Taliban’s mistreatment of journalists covering this week’s protests.

Afghan journalists under threat

A report on the past, present and future of the media in Afghanistan, as told by three Afghan journalists.

‘N’ – Journalist & media safety specialist
‘M’ – Photojournalist
‘L’ – Regional radio & TV reporter