Claims of women journalists in Afghanistan said- sometimes they are not allowed to participate in the press conference

Some female journalists in Afghanistan have said that they are sometimes banned from attending press conferences organized by the Taliban. Tolo News gave this information. The journalists criticized what they perceived as gender discrimination against female journalists.

Jun 17, 2023 - 12:11
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Claims of women journalists in Afghanistan said- sometimes they are not allowed to participate in the press conference

Some female journalists in Afghanistan have said that they are sometimes banned from attending press conferences organized by the Taliban. Tolo News gave this information.
Tolo News is an Afghan news channel broadcast from Kabul. These journalists criticized what they perceived as gender discrimination against women journalists.
Nilab Noori, a journalist, said that it is sad that we were thrown out of the press conferences we attended. I ask the government to join hands and give a share to women so that they can work with their brothers.
Another journalist Fatana Bayat said that there were some problems in this regard, when they wanted to report from some exhibitions they were not allowed.
Some media-advocacy groups are concerned about the matter and claim that restricting the employment of women journalists could lead to a gap in the information supply.
According to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, there is no obstacle preventing women journalists from working in the media in accordance with Islamic law.
Mujahid said the media law has been sent to the Taliban leader for approval, but nothing has been said about stopping the work of women journalists.
According to TOLO News, Mujahid said that there is no such thing in the media law, which has been sent to the leadership and is yet to be approved.
We do not have any restrictions in this regard, but of course, it mentions Islamic law, Islamic values, hijab for women, and protecting the higher interests of the country, which is necessary for all of us to follow.
According to data from some groups supporting the media, after the political changes in the country, 94 percent of female journalists have become unemployed due to restrictions on their work.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer