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Special BBC radio programme for Afghans

Special BBC radio programme for Afghans

Dec 01, 2012 - 14:01

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon):  As Afghanistaninfo-icon moves closer to NATOinfo-icon's 2014 withdrawal deadline, the BBC’s service for Afghanistan in Pashtoinfo-icon and Dari is mounting a special week of programming in collaboration with local partner radio stations, engaging Afghans in a conversation about their country’s future.

Afghanistan Talks is a special season of programmes across radio and online that will run from Monday 3December till Friday December 7.

The conversation, in both Dari and Pashto, will cover four key areas: security, corruption, economy and peace efforts. Over five days, the BBC will connect Afghans from all parts of the country and around the worldinfo-icon so they can talk to each other and share their hopes, concerns and fears.

Over 100 local radio stations will simultaneously broadcast the programme, including BBC local partner stations Radio Afghanistan, Salam Watandar Network, Radio Kilid Network and Radio Nawa, in collaboration with Pajhwok Afghan News Agency.

Lutfullah Latif, Editor of the BBC’s service for Afghanistan says: “The BBC is known among its audiences across Afghanistan as a trusted source of credible news and independent analysis. In collaboration with our local partner radio stations we will be reaching out to, and interacting with, even wider audiences, providing them with a platform to discuss some of the pressing issues that they may be facing in the near future.”

The BBC’s service for Afghanistan will also air a two hour live debate with key policy makers who are to decide on the future of Afghanistan.

Questions and comments from the audience will be put to the panel in this final programme of the season, which airs at 1400 GMT (1830 AFT) on Friday 7 December.


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