Date, time, and location:
Wednesday, January 22 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B, New York, NY, 10012 United States

"Media and technology have revolutionized our daily lives, giving more people greater access to information and knowledge. Technology and social media connect nations and citizens around the world, providing them with a platform to voice opinions, share ideas, and challenge injustice."

New America NYC and BBC Media Action are hosting a conversation about the impact of media's changing nature on Afghanistan and Pakistan. The core question orienting the discussion is: How is the media revolution impacting fragile states and to what extent is it transforming their social and political landscapes?

Presenters include:

  • Huma Yusuf, co-author, BBC Media Action's "The Media of Pakistan: Fostering Inclusion in a Fragile Democracy?" [editor's note: click here for a summary of this document] and Pakistan Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Tom Freston, consultant, Moby Media Group in Afghanistan, and co-President & co-COO, Viacom (2004-2006)
  • Omar Samad, Senior Central Asia Fellow, National Security Studies Program, New America, and former ambassador of Afghanistan to France and Canada

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