19 MAY: A new TV channel dedicated to women hits the airwaves in Afghanistan. Zan TV says it aims to fill the gap in the country’s media industry. Women presenters and newsreaders feature regularly on many Afghan channels, but there is still strong cultural pressure against women who appear on television. The staff say they've had to cope with disapproving family members and even brush aside threats in order to pursue their careers in the media. They hope to encourage female viewers to live and work as they want to. Zan TV is banking on the potentially large female audience in big cities like Kabul who are hungry for news and discussion that reflect their own interests and experiences. Afghanistan Afghan AfghanWomen TV ZanTV Women Taliban Society Taboo Feminism Empowerment BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews

BREAKING TABOOS 19 MAY A new TV channel dedicated to women hits the airwaves in Afghanistan Zan TV says it aims to fill the gap in the country’s media industry Women presenters and newsreaders feature regularly on many Afghan channels but there is still strong cultural pressure against women who appear on television The staff say they've had to cope with disapproving family members and even brush aside threats in order to pursue their careers in the media They hope to encourage female viewers to live and work as they want to Zan TV is banking on the potentially large female audience in big cities like Kabul who are hungry for news and discussion that reflect their own interests and experiences Afghanistan Afghan AfghanWomen TV ZanTV Women Taliban Society Taboo Feminism Empowerment BBCShorts BBCNews @bbcnews Meme

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