Afghanistan commercial TV: For-profit approach, popular, and challenging approach to expanding security
Author(s): Najiburrahman Hadid and Basir Ahmad Daneshyar
Abstract: Commercial television began its working in 2001 after the foundation of the new political system in Afghanistan, but its presence and activity has been associated with numerous challenges. A few issues are related to the approaches and conditions of the media, and others are due to its execution and activities. In this paper, we study one of the important issues within the action of this media based on the situation and conditions of the country. This paper examines how commercial television operates conflict with the logic of "trying to expand security and reduce violence" in Afghanistan. In this paper, after a hypothetical clarification of the issue, we study international reports on the role of Afghanistan Commercial Television in "Efforts to Expand Security" and then by using the results of the focus group interview to objectify the findings of these reports. According to the findings of this study, the business approach has led to the expansion of production and promotion "popular" programs with "Violent" content, which may be in conflict with the component of "efforts to expand security" in the country.