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Afghanistan – From ‘Night Letters’ to the Internet: Propaganda, the Taliban and the Afghanistan Crisis (ORF)

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The fast-unfolding crisis in Afghanistan, spearheaded by the Taliban’s territorial juggernaut and the fall of Kabul, also became a significant war of narratives. However, unlike traditional and social media use of other jihadist groups such as Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, the Taliban does not operate in the shadows, but uses every media avenue possible to get its narrative out not just to the people of Afghanistan, but a worldwide audience.

From ‘Night Letters’ to the Internet: Propaganda, the Taliban and the Afghanistan Crisis | ORF (orfonline.org)