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dc.contributor.authorWaheed, Ahmad
dc.date8/30/2010
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-28T17:22:06Z
dc.date.available2013-01-28T17:22:06Z
dc.date.issued2010-08-30
dc.identifier.citationCulture and Conflict Review (Summer 2010), v.4 no.2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27364
dc.descriptionThis article was published in Culture and Conflict Review (Summer 2010), v.4 no.2en_US
dc.description.abstract"The following analysis examines how Hekmatyar has reinvigorated his once dormant Hezb-i-Islami cadres into a significant political movement and how this movement differs from the Taliban. By studying Hezb-i-Islami's website, Daily Shahadat, over a five day period, the strategies and message campaign deployed by HIK is noticeably different from those presented by the Taliban and their affiliates. Identifying and understanding these differences is important in deciphering various strata's of the Afghan insurgency and moves beyond lumping anti-government factions under the umbrella terms such as 'the Taliban.' Unlike other media sources related to insurgency, the Hezb-i-Islami Gulbudin Hekmatyar (HIG) newspaper website, Daily Shahadat, which means martyrdom, is designed to target audiences from all backgrounds and age groups. The website is divided into different sections which include adolescents, children, editorials, poetry and literature, articles, books, magazines, and useful links. Shahadat conveys various HIG social and political messages while publishing up-to-date news on domestic and international issues, particularly regarding topics related to the Muslim community around the world. This daily updated newspaper website mainly focuses on military operations in Afghanistan, events related to Palestinians, and conflicts in other Muslim countries. It is colored green, which portrays their party's flag color."en_US
dc.publisherNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.publisherProgram for Culture and Conflict Studiesen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis Examining the Hezb-i-Islami (Gulbudin Hekmatyar) website Daily Shahadten_US
dc.contributor.corporateProgram for Culture & Conflict Studies


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