Social media in Afghanistan Aug. 17, 2021

from World Business Report· ·

As Facebook continues to block Taliban content we look at the role of social media in Afghanistan. Alex Wood is with Forbes magazine and offers an assessment. And we hear from Lynne O'Donnell, a journalist who lived in the country til last weekend, how she made it out on one of the last commercial flights to leave Kabul. Also in the programme, the London Stock Exchange is set to lose its biggest company, BHP Billiton, as the Australian miner has decided to move its primary listing from the UK to Australia. Russ Mould of stockbrokers A J Bell tells us …



As Facebook continues to block Taliban content we look at the role of social media in Afghanistan. Alex Wood is with Forbes magazine and offers an assessment. And we hear from Lynne O'Donnell, a journalist who lived in the country til last weekend, how she made it out on one of the last commercial flights to leave Kabul. Also in the programme, the London Stock Exchange is set to lose its biggest company, BHP Billiton, as the Australian miner has decided to move its primary listing from the UK to Australia. Russ Mould of stockbrokers A J Bell tells us what's behind the move. Plus, the BBC's Jamie Robertson reports on how the music teaching business has not only survived the pandemic, but in some cases has thrived.