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Taliban release media guidelines, ban shows with female actors

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KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban administration has released a set of restrictions on Afghan media, including banning television dramas that included female actors and ordering women news presenters to wear “Islamic hijab”. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Vice and Virtue set out nine rules this week, a Taliban administration spokesman said on Tuesday, largely centred on banning any media that contravened “Islamic or Afghan values”. Some edicts were targeted specifically at women, a move likely to raise concerns among the international community. “Those dramas…or programmes in which women have acted, …

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