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Target Audiences of Afghan Narratives and Stories

Thomas H. Johnson, Matthew DuPee and Wali Shaaker

in Taliban Narratives

Published in print February 2018 | ISBN: 9780190840600
Published online February 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780190943158 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190840600.003.0003
Target Audiences of Afghan Narratives and Stories

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This chapter assesses the explicit target audiences of Taliban narratives and associated stories. These targets include – Local populations that are neutral/undecided toward the Taliban cause (Figure 3.20), local supports and sympathizers (Figure 3.2), local opposition (Figure 3.3), neighboring populations (Figure 3.4), and international population (Figure 3.5). The chapter introduces means of delivery for each of the audiences suggested and examines their respective messages’ strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords: Kalay (Village); Taliban IO strategy and objectives; Narratives; Major IO themes; IO Message Effectiveness; IO Message Ineffectiveness; IO Delivery Systems

Chapter.  2411 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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