• BAAG/LSE: Afghanistan in the British Print Media, June 2014

BAAG/LSE: Afghanistan in the British Print Media, June 2014

Subject: Development Civil society BAAG reports

BAAG commissioned student researchers from the London School of Economics to review the last 5 years of coverage of Afghanistan by the British print/online news media.  The findings confirmed our suspicions - only 4.3% of news articles focused on aid and development in the country, the majority were focused on the war, conflict and military intervention.  Moreover, many of those few articles regarding aid and development presented these in a negative light.  With the fear that interest and therefore funding to Afghanistan will wane with the withdrawal of international combat troops, BAAG's report looks at the role of the media in rebalancing the narrative about Afghanistan's future. 

PDF icon BAAG Report Afg British Media Jun14.pdf