Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Indian Daytime Dramas Banned From Afghan Airwaves

Afghan's Minister for Information and Culture has banned five daytime dramas because they do not reflect “Afghan religion and culture.” The five are Indian imports and are extremely popular with local viewers. Abdul Karim Khurram, the Minister involved, made the decision with the input of the Council of Clerics, a conservative religious group. Most of the networks said they will appeal to Afghan's President, Hamid Karzai. Read more here.

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