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World Afghanistan: To continue working, women must adapt

10:07  13 november  2021
10:07  13 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Nearly three months after taking power by the Taliban in Afghanistan, women still do not know what their rights are. Several working in the commercial or artistic environment had to - cess their professional activities. For their part, some media had to adapt to continue working. This is the case of Begum Radio, a local radio for women, based on the premises of the Awaz production company in Kabul.

With our correspondent in Kabul, Sonia Ghezali

radio Begum journalists now work behind heavy curtains, the hanging was drawn up around their offices to isolate them from their male colleagues. It is one of the amenities made in this radio for women so that it can continue to issue under the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan ...

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"Separate space"

"Radio Begum has obtained the authorization to continue its programming, explains its director Saba Chanan. They told us that as long as this radio was devoted to education that the subjects were destined for women we could continue. They tells us to make sure to have a separate space for women and so we can work. "

Begum radio does not emit more Afghan or foreign music. "Throughout the day we broadcast this kind of Nat and Ham who are religious music glorify the Prophet and God. These are the only two kinds of music we can pass to the radio.

Some programs maintained

radio has maintained its health programs, psychological support and an issue devoted to education. Even if they had to adapt journalists say they are relieved to continue their work.

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