Taliban silence Voice of America broadcasts in Afghanistan


U.S. radio service, the Voice of America has said that the Taliban have banned their FM broadcasts in Afghanistan, the VOA said the Taliban had also banned radio free Europe, also known as radio liberty, from broadcasting in Afghanistan, both VOA and radio liberty are funded by the U.S. government, although they claim editorial independence. The Taliban said the radio services repeatedly contravene their new press laws, the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August 2021 as America and NATO were in the final weeks of their pullout from the country after 20 years of war. The Islamic group initially promised a more moderate rule but have since restricted many rights and freedoms and implemented their harsh interpretation of Islamic law. I'm Karen Chammas

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