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The Muslim Media Mogul Standing Up to ISIS and the Taliban

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Posted on November 12, 2015

The specter of an attack by radical Islamic terrorists is an unfortunate reality for Afghan media mogul Saad Mohseni.

It’s even conceivable that the Islamic State—which has been terrorizing the Middle East and, more recently, France and Belgium—will soon be haunting Mohseni’s homeland as well.

RAPL 2016 Championship match to be played on September 30th 2016

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Posted on September 29, 2016

Shaheen Asmayee and De Maiwand Atalan to meet in the final game of Afghanistan’s most exciting and biggest event to date

Unifying Afghanistan Through Music

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Posted on November 3, 2016

Unifying Afghanistan Through Music
Afghan Star Season 12 Premieres on November 4th

Kabul, November 4th, 2016 – TOLO TV, the leading general entertainment television channel in Afghanistan, today announced the launch of the 12th season of the nation’s number one musical talent show, Afghan Star.  The first episode of Afghan Star Season 12 will broadcast on November 4th, 2016 at 9:00pm.

Afghan news channel wins AFP Kate Webb Prize

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Posted on December 7, 2016

Independent Afghan TV news station TOLO has won the 2016 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for its consistently fearless work reporting in one of the world's most dangerous countries.

The prize, with a 3,000 euro purse, honours journalists working in perilous or difficult conditions in Asia, and is named after a crusading AFP reporter who died in 2007 at the age of 64, after a career covering the world's troublespots -- including Afghanistan.

The Afghan Media Mogul Goes Global

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Posted on February 21, 2017

emerge85 lab co-director Afshin Molavi speaks to Saad Mohseni, founder and chairman of the Moby Group. With operations from Afghanistan to Ethiopia, and India to Iran, the Dubai-based media company now has plans to expand across the emerge85 world.

Upcoming Launch of VICE Media & MOBY’s Partnership Aims to Disrupt the Digital Landscape with Ground-Breaking Youth Content

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Posted on April 2, 2017

Upcoming Launch of VICE Media & MOBY’s Partnership Aims to Disrupt the Digital Landscape with Ground-Breaking Youth Content

•    World’s leading youth-focused media company to offer localized digital and mobile content to the region’s surging youth population
•    Partnership with leading independent media house MOBY Group kicks off
•    VICE HQ in MENA will be strategically located in the UAE

Tales of the unexpected boost Moby

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Posted on May 4, 2017

If you need to know the age of the average African or Asian television viewer, then ask Saad Mohseni.

If it is between 15 and 25, the Afghan chief executive of the Dubai-based Moby Group will probably know.

Engaging the region’s youth bulge has become paramount for governments, broadcasters and advertising agencies alike.

While they all seek to win the hearts and minds of elusive millennials, Mr Mohseni will settle for their devices.

Media veteran brings bright young things together

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Posted on May 4, 2017

The Moby Group chief Saad Mohseni and the Vice News founder Shane Smith want to capture the eyeballs of the male millennial.

A male septuagenarian is helping to show them how.

"I always joke that we have the same godfather," says Mr Mohseni. "One of the people who most influenced Shane was also a person who has been very critical to us – which is Tom Freston."

The former Viacom chief and veteran media executive Mr Freston sits on the boards of both companies.

Afghan and Russian Fighters to be in the cage on 26th January 2018

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Posted on January 26, 2018

MOBY GROUP and Snow Leopard Fighting Championship (SLFC) will officially launch the first
ever Fight Night in Kabul, Afghanistan at 9:00 pm Kabul time on 26th January 2018. The event
will be the first of its kind being broadcast live through TOLO TV and Lemar TV and will feature
three fights with the main card and co-main card featuring Russian fighters pitted against Afghan
fighters. The event serves as a platform for introducing best mixed-martial-arts fighters in

Fight Night 02 to be held on March 23, 2018

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Posted on March 19, 2018

“Fight Night for the first time in Afghanistan”
Moby Group in association with Snow Leopard Fighting Championship (SLFC) are going to hold
the second Mixed-Martial-Arts (MMA) event, Fight Night 02, at 9:00 pm Kabul time on 23rd
March 2018. Considering the enthusiasm for MMA in Afghanistan, Fight Night seeks to gather
the elite fighters. The Fight Night events have proven to be tremendously favored and admired by
local and international fans.

MOBY GROUP STATEMENT ON PRESS FREEDOM AND MEDIA PROTECTION

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Posted on November 2, 2018

Moby Group remains committed to the same mission it has held since 2003 - to inform, entertain and educated the Afghan public - while safeguarding the interests and lives of its journalists and staff members. Like dedicated journalists around the world, the brave men and women of TOLONews knowingly take risks every day to chase important stories. We support and admire this courage, while simultaneously striving to provide the highest standards of protection. We insist on extensive training and physical protection to create secure working environments for our teams.

Statement concerning allegations that male officials from the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) sexually and physically abused players on the women's national team

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Posted on December 2, 2018

Moby Group has been operating the Afghan Premier League in partnership with the Afghanistan Football Federation since 2012.