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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:15 am

As Americans, we rely heavily on the factual content of our news, but not all countries can count on objectivity.

In Afghanistan, control of the media is split between the government, business interests and various warlords, many of whom receive monetary and military support from foreign powers. Most of the non-government media is either commercial or political, with few outlets free of any agenda. Journalists are often valued more for their loyalty to a cause than their professional credentials.

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