Journalism

Feb 20, 2012

The move to force Afghan women to cover up on TV

The Afghan government's directive last week to mandate the compulsory wearing of headscarves and the removal of make-up among the country's 100 female TV presenters has been slammed as "thin edge of the wedge" by the country's chief media transparency organisation.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

An official Afghan government directive telling the country’s 100 female TV presenters to wear headscarves and remove make-up has been slammed as the “thin edge of the wedge” by the country’s chief media freedom group.

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