Friday, June 25, 2021

Afghan radio station stops transmission after suspected Taliban threats


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at
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A private radio station in Afghanistan has stopped its transmission after receiving threats from a person claiming to be a Taliban leader who opposes the work of women as programmers.

“The Taliban commanders in the region have sent written warnings and phoned to tell the radio station to stop hiring women,” said Ramez Azmi, director of home based sky station, which has been operating since 2013 in Ghazni province. A threat, which prompted him to stop broadcasting.

On the other hand, the European network “Euro News” on Monday said a spokesman for the “Taliban” movement, Zabihullah Mujahid, denied that the leader of the Afghan movement has issued threats, noting that they are trying to reach details in this regard.


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