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- DescriptionThe true story of how a courageous band of media warriors assisted a broken nation in finding a voice through the radio. Waseem Mahmood lost almost everything when his brother broke a confidence and filed a story in the world's highest circulating tabloid newspaper, the News of the World. He feared he would never work in broadcast media again, and history intervened with the events of 9/11, the attack on Afghanistan, and the fall of the Taliban. Headed by Mahmood, a group of local and foreign journalists responded to the events by producing a radio program based in Kabul to disseminate much-needed and, for the first time, uncensored information to the country's people. What they end up providing is hope for a devastated land and a voice for a people long smothered by oppression. Told with searing honesty, this is a story of struggle, cruelty, and courage populated by ordinary people who risk their lives for freedom.
- Author BiographyAn award-winning broadcaster, Mahmood was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to the reconstruction of media in postwar countries. He is also the chairman of the record-breaking Yeh Hum Naheen Foundation.
- Author(s)Waseem Mahmood
- PublisherEye Books
- Date of Publication16/10/2008
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationMuch Wenlock
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEye Books
- Out-of-print date09/06/2016
- Content Notemaps
- Weight227 g
- Width126 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine18 mm
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