“Women can continue to work, if they are journalists practically now they are continuing to work, if they are teachers they go to school”. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said this from Doha to CGTN Europe, saying that the advance in Afghanistan is a “popular revolt against an imposed administration” and the international community should “respect the will of the Afghan people”. “The honor of the Afghans is safe”, he said, referring – according to the CGTN – also to those who worked for “foreigners” in the past.
Shaheen reiterated the promises on women’s rights to education and work, but in the last few hours the Afghan Tolo News reported the complaint of Shabnam Khan Dawran, anchorwoman of the RTA (Afghan Radio and Television), who accused the Taliban of do not allow her to enter the office. So did Khadija, another RTA reporter.
“I wanted to go back to work, but unfortunately they won’t let me – said Dawran – They told me that the regime has changed and I can’t work”. Khadija also complained of going to the office, “but they didn’t let me in”. And, he continued, the same happened to “other colleagues”. “We spoke with our new director who was appointed by the Taliban – he added, specifying that the movement would have made it known that it will soon take a decision – There has been a change in the programs, they broadcast the programs they want and there are no presenters. and female journalists “.