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Afghanistan: Taliban unveil new rules banning women in TV dramas
November 22, 2021

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In Afghanistan, Taliban government has unveiled new rules banning women in TV dramas.

Female journalists and presenters have also been ordered to wear headscarves on screen.

The latest set of Taliban guidelines, issued to Afghan television channels, features eight new rules.

They include the banning of films considered against the principles of Shariah - or Islamic law and Afghan values.

Comedy and entertainment shows that insult religion or may be considered offensive to Afghans are also forbidden.

The Taliban have also forbidden the foreign films, promoting foreign cultural values.

A member of an organisation that represents journalists in Afghanistan, Hujjatullah Mujaddedi, said the announcement of new restrictions was unexpected.

Talking to BBC, he said some of the rules are not practical and that if implemented, broadcasters may be forced to close.