#Freeherface: Male anchors in Afghanistan don face masks in solidarity with feminine colleagues

Male information anchors in Afghanistan have launched a marketing campaign on social media, days after the Taliban authorities issued a decree ordering their feminine colleagues to cowl their faces at work. As a part of the marketing campaign, the male anchors are seen donning a face masks throughout broadcast. They’re additionally sharing images of themselves with a hashtag studying #FreeHerFace.
A brave transfer: @TOLOnews workers members wore face masks throughout their every day editorial assembly to protest Taliban imposition on girls.Girls presenters and reporters final week have been requested girls to cowl their faces whereas showing on TV. pic.twitter.com/pYwLoNCrcI— Siyar Sirat (@AhmadSiyarSirat) Might 22, 2022

 The decree and marketing campaign have additionally caught the eye of journalists working for world homes, together with Deutsche Welle. A number of female and male journalists and information anchors have been tweeting their selfies with a face masking. In addition they shared messages in assist of ladies in Afghanistan.
For the reason that Taliban have ordered feminine Afghan TV presenters to cowl their faces whereas on air, members of DW Dari/Pashto service gathered at this time for a bunch picture in a present of solidarity, with male colleagues carrying masks as a press release. #FreeHerFace pic.twitter.com/B0lneRpnyZ— DW Deutsche Welle (@DeutscheWelle) Might 23, 2022

As Taliban forces feminine anchors in #Afghanistan to cowl their faces “to implement Shariah” as they are saying, Afghan male TV presenters additionally cowl their faces in solidarity with their feminine colleagues. #FreeHerFace pic.twitter.com/r9x86EEO2X— حسن سجواني 🇦🇪 Hassan Sajwani (@HSajwanization) Might 23, 2022
The most recent Taliban order follows an identical diktat issued earlier this month, when the Islamic militant outfit had requested girls and older ladies to cowl themselves from head to toe whereas heading out. To successfully implement the order, the group, which took management of Kabul final yr after a army offensive, mandated punishments for his or her male relations.In keeping with the decree issued on Might 7, Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada requested girls to totally cowl themselves in public, “ideally with the normal burqa”. The order additionally requested girls to keep away from going out in public if it isn’t crucial.Earlier than this, Taliban leaders had prohibited ladies from secondary training. Girls have been additionally ordered to go to parks within the capital on separate days from males.The Taliban, designated as a terrorist organisation by the US, took over Afghanistan in August, final yr following the the exit of overseas troops. Quickly after, the group fashioned its authorities and promised a reasonable rule than their earlier stint in energy between 1996 and 2001, which was marked by large human rights abuses, particularly amongst girls.Nonetheless, regardless of the worldwide stress, the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan has been reintroducing the regressive insurance policies, sparking fears of the nation going again to the place it was twenty years in the past.