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Afghanistan pulls cable channels

12 November 2004
Cable TV channels showing raunchy Bollywood movies and foreign music videos have – again – been taken off air in Afghanistan by the government. Viewers have been able to watch foreign channels, including much-loved Indian films, since the Taleban fell in 2001. Bollywood movies were banned under the hardline Taleban rulers.
Cable TV was also banned for a time in 2003 for being un-Islamic following complaints about “half-naked singers and obscene scenes from movies”.

Story from BBC
  Freemuse report
Read more: Freemuse report on censorship of music in Afghanistan

 

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