The Taliban’s recent actions against female TV presenters have been strongly condemned by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as flagrant and a clear violation of human rights and media freedom.
With their recent order to require women to wear masks, the Taliban made a last-ditch effort to crack down on and suppress the media and violate women’s rights, according to Christophe Deloire, the organization’s Director General.
Reporters Without Borders stated in a statement that it stands with and supports Afghan journalists who bravely work in the country.
The organization demanded that the Taliban immediately lift their unjustified restrictions, which have resulted in breaches of women’s rights and press freedom.
Nevertheless, the Taliban’s Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prohibition of Vice has made it mandatory for presenters in the visual media to cover their faces.
The Taliban’s action sparked widespread condemnation around the world.
Rina Amiri, the US Special Envoy for Women and Human Rights in Afghanistan, and Thomas West, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan, repeatedly called on the international community to unite against the Taliban’s strict policies.