Yet again todayâs news covers no stories about Afghanistan, they have been leading with this story about the cricket umpire. Recently we have been focused on the Israelis. There are some large engagements/battles happening daily in Afghanistan with no mention on the nightly news. Are the press being excluded/controlled away from Helmand or is there a lack of interest from the UK press? I notice the footage and pics taken by the Paras themselves soon stopped.