Afghanistan. Taliban government asks television stations not to broadcast series with women

The Taliban government’s Ministry of Promoting Virtue and Preventing Vice on Sunday called on Afghan television stations to stop broadcasting series and soap operas with the participation of women.

“Televisions must avoid showing soap operas and series in which women are protagonists”, says a document from the ministry sent to the media.

The new guidelines are also for television stations to ensure that journalists wear “the Islamic headscarf”, without specifying whether it is a simple headscarf, already commonly used on Afghan television, or a more complete headscarf.

“These are not rules but religious guidelines,” ministry spokesman Hakif Mohajir said, quoted by France-Presse.

This is the first time the ministry, responsible for ensuring the population’s daily respect for “Islamic values”, has tried to regulate Afghan television since the Taliban returned to power in mid-August.

Overthrown in 2001, the Taliban returned to power 20 years later, last August, after US and allied forces withdrew from the country.

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