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Taliban Orders Female TV Anchors to Cover Faces on Air in Afghanistan

HeadlineMay 23, 2022

In Afghanistan, the Taliban has ordered all female TV anchors to cover their faces. Some female journalists have publicly criticized the decree but have agreed to follow the new rules in order to stay on the air. This is Sonia Niazi of TOLOnews.

Sonia Niazi: “This decree is unpredictable for all female presenters, because Islam has not commanded us to cover our faces, and neither are we given such information in Islam, and every Islamic scholar and political figure has opposed this decree.”

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