Afghan women speak up against new Taliban media guidelines

Afghan women speak up against new Taliban media guidelines

Girls who played for under-14, under-16 and under-18 teams arrive in Lahore in the wake of Taliban’s takeover. Afghan women speak up against new Taliban media guidelines Journalists say the latest media ‘guideline’ is yet another form of control over women, as they vow to continue their work. Afghan journalists and activists have expressed concern over a new “religious guideline” issued by Taliban rulers, saying the move is yet another form of control over women. The Taliban, which took over Afghanistan roughly 100 days ago, on Sunday urged female journalists to follow a dress code and called on TV stations to stop showing soap operas featuring women, sparking fears over women’s rights and media freedom. Akif Muhajir, spokesman for the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, …
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