Afghan radio station shuts down after threats over women presenters

Afghan radio station shuts down after threats over women presenters

A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander objecting women to work as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday. The incident comes as the Taliban are discussing a peace deal with the United States that could see them rejoining mainstream society. This has brought new scrutiny of their attitudes to issues like women’s rights and the media. The private radio station, Samaa, has been broadcasting political, religious, social and entertainment programs in the central province of Ghazni since…

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