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Intensified propaganda war against IEA, its adverse impact on Afghanistan

Part I

In today’s world, the level of information dissemination has expanded significantly compared to any other time. From a communicative standpoint, the world has turned into a small village, and advertising campaigns have become highly influential in societies, countries, and organizations. If advertising and information dissemination are carried out responsibly and with good intentions, it can be very beneficial in terms of informing and raising public awareness. However, if done with malicious intent, it can lead to chaos, instability, and various challenges in the community. Advertising wars are mostly felt in the political aspect, where these tactics are often applied to showcase the weaknesses of a system in a country and to reduce trust in that system. With the Islamic Emirate takeover in Afghanistan, a propaganda war against the government has begun, and a wave of false news is spreading. This series has not only distorted the reality of Afghanistan but has also severely impacted the efforts of the country’s current regime. Western media always strives to present an unrealistic image of the ruling system to the international community, portraying the Islamic Emirate as an oppressive and tyrannical regime. Furthermore, through false advertising, efforts by the Islamic Emirate to establish stability and political order in the country are undermined. In the propaganda war, Western media vigorously seeks to present claims of hu man rights violations and violence against women to the world without concrete evidence. This type of baseless news not only enables the spread of misinformation and distortion of facts but also creates barriers to constructive dialogue. The continuous spread of negative narratives and unrealistic portrayals of the system by Western media has influenced the Islamic Emirate’s relations with international organizations and countries. Many countries and organizations, due to biased and unrealistic reports in Western media, are not inclined to engage in diplomatic dialogue or provide necessary assistance. This isolation not only disregards the Islamic Emirate’s actual capabilities and efforts to alleviate poverty in Afghanistan and provide better services to citizens but also creates a ground of mistrust between Afghanistan and the world, which can directly impact the economic and social lives of Afghan nation. This advertising war by Western media contributes to preventing foreign investment, disrupting trade relations, creating concerns in financial markets, and economic instability. This diabolical act hinders business and economic activities in Afghanistan, increases unemployment, reduces economic opportunities for Afghans, and exacerbates the suffering of vulnerable people. The continuation of false and misleading advertising can have deep psychological effects on Afghanistan. This action adversely affects people, especially children, women, the needy, and vulnerable citizens who are already facing challenges and problems due to war and instability. Additionally, the hopes and aspirations of young people awaiting a bright and prosperous Afghanistan are shaken. False and misleading advertising can have negative implications for the region and international security. False and misleading information and distorted reports lead to increased tensions among neighboring countries, the region, and the world. This action can impede cooperation and regional efforts to solve existing problems and pave the way for instability in the region. False and unrealistic advertising opens the door to incorrect interpretations of Islamic concepts and Afghan culture. This action fosters misunderstanding and prejudice among nations and provides a platform for the distortion of religious and Islamic concepts, hindering the promotion of mutual respect. To convey positive and realistic messages, technology, media, and social media must be used responsibly. These platforms can be utilized to share documents, disseminate real reports, and provide a true picture of Afghanistan’s progress and current situation, reflecting realities and combating negative and provocative advertising. The dissemination of incorrect information and the continuation of false advertising can pose significant challenges to rebuilding trust between the Afghan government, regional countries, and the global community. Afghans have been victims of negative and false advertising for years, suffering significant psychological and emotional damage in order to pave the way for peace, development, and reconciliation. Sayed Asef Fekrat

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.