Afghan women journalists on Thursday asked the Taliban to respect their right to work.
Shabnam Khan Dawran, an anchor at RTA (Radio Television Afghanistan) said that the Taliban has not allowed her to enter her office to continue her work.
“I wanted to return to work, but unfortunately they did not allow me to work. They told me that the regime has changed and you cannot work,” said Dawran.
Khadija, another RTA journalist, was also banned by the Taliban from working.
“I went to the office but I was not allowed in. Later other colleagues were banned, too. We talked with our new director who has been appointed by the Taliban,” said Khadija.
Khadija said that the Taliban told them that a decision will be made soon about their work.
“There has been a change in the programs, they broadcast their desired programs, there are no female presenters and female journalists,” said Khadija.
The Taliban so far has not commented.