Taliban mandates Afghan TV female presenters to only show eyes – Sources

Sources reveal that the Taliban’s Ministry of Vice and Virtue has issued a warning to media outlets in Kabul, requiring female TV presenters to cover their faces so that only their eyes are visible.

During a meeting with media officials on Tuesday, the warning was illustrated with two photographs depicting women in black veils and hijabs.

One of the photos shown to media officials at a meeting with Taliban officials in Kabul on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.

The Taliban also cautioned that any visibility of female presenters’ “faces and foreheads” could lead to a decree from Hibatullah Akhundzadeh, banning women from working in the media entirely.

This directive intensifies the restrictions previously placed on female media presence by the Taliban.