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BBC Radio Reaches 4.7 Million Afghans a Week

Radio remains the largest broadcast service in Afghanistan

BBC World Service Radio remains king in Afghanistan after the results of a national media survey conducted in October of 2014, says the broadcaster.

The survey found that 6.7 million Afghans — two in five adults — consume BBC content every week; of that 4.7 million listen to the BBC’s radio broadcasts.

BBC offers both FM and shortwave radio broadcasts. Most of those 4.7 million viewers listen to broadcasts in either Pashto or Dari, but a smaller number of English and Uzbek broadcasts contribute to the total number.

In comparison, 3.2 million people tune in for BBC TV weekly.