Issues and Analysis

ON AFGHANISTAN, ON DEVELOPMENT | Afghanistan: ‘38 million people are suffering because a few hundred are in power’

ON AFGHANISTAN, ON DEVELOPMENT | Afghanistan: ‘38 million people are suffering because a few hundred are in power’

A year after the Taliban took power, humanitarian needs are rising even as foreign aid has dried up.

During the former Islamic Republic, foreign aid grants funded 75 percent of public spending. Since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, the United States has provided $775 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, but the UN says at least $4.4 billion is needed to address the emergency needs of more than 24 million Afghans – 60 percent of the population.

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ON THE MEDIA | YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don’t watch the news”

ON THE MEDIA | YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don’t watch the news”

“People who don’t watch the news watch me. People who watch the news don’t watch me.”

Callaghan believes that independent creators like him will gradually replace the traditional pillars of journalism, “just because there’s so much distrust in media as it is … left and right.” Until then, Callaghan, Mosher, and Gilbert-Katz will have the opportunity to further shape the coming generations of journalists and social media reportage.

“I pretty much create news content for the disengaged,” he said. “That’s the achievement.”

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ON THE MEDIA | Journalists and Civil Society Are Teaming Up

ON THE MEDIA | Journalists and Civil Society Are Teaming Up

“When [news] organizations spend valuable resources uncovering corruption, abuse, or neglect, they want to see the problem addressed. Cross-field collaborations between media and civil society organizations are one way to achieve that goal” Adrià Fruitos

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