As The World Turns

Last week we posted about a cleric who proposed bombing TV stations in Afghanistan for airing soap operas. Today's Telegraph reports that the Afghan government banned soap operas yesterday. One TV station claims the ban is illegal and broadcast a popular Indian soap, as scheduled, last night. The station may face legal … » 4/23/08 3:20pm 4/23/08 3:20pm

Religious Zealots Threaten To Bomb TV Stations Over Escapist Indian…

In Afghanistan, up until very recently, there was a Taliban ban on television. But since 2001, more than a dozen private TV stations have popped up in the nation, reports Yahoo News. And the popular programming? Indian soap operas. Conservatives object to the soaps, since they show "immodestly" dressed women, men and… » 4/17/08 12:30pm 4/17/08 12:30pm