The Media Effect



Excellent insight published in the Huffington Post…

Afghan Star is a an example of what I call the Media Effect: accomplishing something that neither the government nor the international troops has done: bringing peace and calm for a couple of hours every week in a land where violence and fear of violence is ever present; encouraging a new kind of freedom and self expression for women, and strengthening a fragile democracy by popularizing campaigns and the power of a vote.

The media effect is often debated…good or bad, overstated or underrated?

But the fact is that there is an effect, and there is plenty of evidence, getting more measurable and more powerful as media becomes more pervasive, more personal, more mobile and more global.


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