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White House Targets Mobile Users in Pakistan, Afghanistan

By  | 07, Dec 2009 | 3 Comments



The White House said that it dubbed video clips of US President Barack Obama’s speech this week on Afghanistan into Arabic, Dari, Pashtu and Urdu for distribution on mobile devices. The White House, in a blog post, said Internet penetration in Afghanistan and Pakistan is relatively low, just two percent and 11 percent respectively, so it has intentions to reach masses through Mobile Phones.

White House blog said that the number of people in those countries with mobile devices is much higher – 52 percent of the 177 million people in Pakistan and 30 percent of the 28.4 million in Afghanistan. “Given this trend, we produced short video clips of the President’s segment to Afghans and had it dubbed in Arabic, Dari, Pashtu, and Urdu in order for them to be distributed locally on mobile devices,” the White House said.

“We’re hopeful that leveraging technology this way will help us achieve the president’s goal of increasing America’s security and undercutting the appeal of al Qaeda and other extremists through global engagement,” it said.

Earlier this year, the White House posted a video on its website featuring a simultaneous translation into Farsi of comments Obama made on Iran and a Farsi transcript of the remarks. Obama directed some of Tuesday’s speech to the Afghan people saying “America seeks an end to this era of war and suffering” and has “no interest in occupying your country.”

Via Business Recorder

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  • Originative

    Americans and those who support America (politically,by arms,by serving there) are worst creatures because they are Summun Bukmun Umyun (Wa masalul lazina kafaru_ ka masalil lazi yan’iqu bima_ la_ yasma’u illa_ du’a_’aw wa nida_’a(n), summum bukmun’umyun fahum la_ ya’qilu_n(a).) …

    knowing America is doing wrong and they still support them just for to get some extra money .. huh…

    i strongly oppose this act if they send any msg like this.. they are brain washing… they all ready doing it using CABLE network and now cell network … i wonder where these politicians are sleeping…

    ↓↓↓↓DOWN↓↓↓↓DOWN↓↓↓↓America↓↓↓↓

    • Kashif

      So what if USA troops get out of Afghanistan? more bombs in pakistan?

      • Originative

        Every thing will be normal… America is the bone of Contention …