By Rukhshana Media
In a meeting with media representatives in Kandahar province on Monday, the Taliban official banned the broadcast of women’s voices and music, said a source who was present at the meeting.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Taliban’s deputy directorate of Information and Culture held a meeting with media representatives and journalists in Kandahar city and announced the ban on broadcasting women’s voices and music.
He said the Taliban threatened them not to disclose the news of the ban on women’s voices and music.
The new restriction means women will not be allowed to work as journalists and anchors in radio and television which means more women journalists will lose their jobs.
On December 20, Reporters Without Border said women journalists have disappeared from 15 out of 34 provinces, and 84 % of them have lost their jobs, “with four out of five no longer working.”
The source who spoke to Rukhshana said 13 radio stations and one television channel are active in the province, but there is no statistic on how many women are currently working in the local media in Kandahar.
The Taliban have already banned the broadcast of women’s voices in Takhar province.