Afghanistan, the Taliban force journalists to wear the burqa… and male colleagues protest
Freedom in Afghanistan one edict vanishes at a time. From May 22, women are required to wear the burqa even on TV, an imposition that hit them in the face journalists afghan. The presenters found themselves faced with only two possibilities: to go back to wearing the veil or permanently stop working.
Theater of the protest is ToloNews, a liberal broadcaster in which journalists challenged the Taliban by presenting themselves uncovered until Sunday, the day when the surrender was almost forced. The simple scarf, for the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Viceit is no longer enough and after twenty years of absence the full veil reappears. Sonia Niazipresenter of ToloNews commented on the protest: “We resisted and opposed but the broadcaster suffered pressuresthey said that any presenter who appeared on the screen without covering her face would be given another job ”.
All TOLOnews Presenters, in Solidarity With Women, Cover Faces#TOLOnews https://t.co/hDMLeL0ZA4
– TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) May 22, 2022
The opposition to ToloNews does not stop, where i male presenters they aired wearing a surgical mask as a sign of solidarity with their colleagues. In addition, the broadcaster and management continue to protest openly against the Taliban, calling into question the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. Afghanistan is looking to the future and the Tolo News protests are a flag of this.
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