‘Not up for discussion’: Taliban orders female Afghan TV presenters to cover faces on air 

‘Not up for discussion’: Taliban orders female Afghan TV presenters to cover faces on air 

May 20, 2022 0

What happened:

In a string of bans, the Taliban-led Afghan government has now announced that female TV anchors and presenters to cover their faces when on air. The Taliban have also told the television broadcasters to ensure that the female presenters working in local stations cover their faces when on air.

Details:

AlJazeera quoted the development of the Taliban’s order as follows, “The order follows a recent directive from the Taliban authorities that Afghan women must cover their faces in public and is seen as the latest sign of a possible return of the Taliban’s ultra-conservative rule of the past and an escalation of restrictions on women that are causing anger at home and abroad.” At the same time, the Taliban’s Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice’s spokesperson Akif Muhajir is quoted as, “The Taliban authorities have also informed all the local television broadcasters that their female staff should cover their faces on air.” 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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