Monday, September 3, 2012

Egypt's veiled presenter in breakthrough TV appearance

A woman presenter has appeared on Egyptian state TV in an Islamic headscarf for what is believed to be first time since it opened in 1960.
Fatima Nabil wore a cream-coloured headscarf as she read a news bulletin.
Under the regime of ex-President Hosni Mubarak there was an unofficial ban on women presenters covering their hair.
But the new Muslim Brotherhood-led government has introduced new rules, saying that nearly 70% of Egyptian women wear the headscarf.

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