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Taliban orders all female Tv presenters to cover their faces while on air



Afghanistan’s Taliban goverment have ordered all female TV presenters to cover their faces on air, this was revealed by he country’s biggest media.

The order came in a statement from the Taliban’s virtue and vice ministry, tasked with enforcing the group’s rulings, as well as from the information and culture ministry, the Tolo news channel tweeted on Thursday. The statement called the order “final and non-negotiable”, the channel said.

The statement was sent to the Moby Group, which owns Tolo and several other TV and radio networks. The tweet said it was being applied to other Afghan media as well. A local media official confirmed his station had received the order and was told it was not up for discussion. He said the station had no other option. He spoke on the condition that he and his station not be identified for fear of problems with the authorities.
It’s remembered that during the Taliban’s first stint in power from 1996 to 2001, they imposed overwhelming restrictions on women, requiring them to wear the all-encompassing burqa that even covered the eyes with a mesh and barring them from public life and education.

Source the Guardian

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