Taliban ban broadcasts of BBC and Voice of America news |  Abroad

Taliban ban broadcasts of BBC and Voice of America news | Abroad

The Taliban banned the British news channel BBC and the American news channel Voice of America (VOA) from broadcasting news directed to the Afghan media.

The BBC reported on Sunday that its Farsi, Uzbek and Pashto broadcasts had stopped in Afghanistan. The Taliban is also said to have ordered the BBC’s local partners to stop international radio broadcasts.

And the British Broadcasting Corporation urged, in a statement, the Taliban to reverse its decision. According to the radio, about six million Afghans follow the news sent by the BBC every week.

News from Voice of America has not been broadcast in Afghanistan since Sunday. According to a Taliban official, VOA is culturally and politically at odds with government policies.

Since the Taliban took power last year, many Afghan journalists have fled the country. Many media companies have closed, mainly due to economic problems. Several journalists who continued to work were arrested and at times tortured.

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