As you may be aware, the male TV presenters of TOLOnews have been wearing masks on camera since Sunday in solidarity with their female presenter colleagues.
As well as solidarity with female presenters, an important aim of this civil gesture was to bring the attention of relevant officials to the issue. As today is the last day of this civil action, we once again clearly repeat our statement that this gesture of TOLOnews was not intended to defy the order of Hijab, and therefore we implemented the order. Our main issue is focused on the interpretation of the decree regarding covering faces of female presenters.
Our understanding is that there is a different interpretation regarding covering faces in Hijab.
Although today, Wednesday, we are ending this civil action, our view on the matter remains unchanged. We hope the relevant government departments and officials will hear our voice and pay attention to our concerns.