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  Life after the Taleban
Going to school
Housing
What was life like under the Taleban?
Has life got any better?
What about fun stuff?
What's the future for Afghan children?

 
Watching TV in Kabul What about fun stuff?
During the Taleban years, children were prevented from having many things UK kids take for granted - like TV.

But these are now gradually returning to the country.

In November 2001, cartoons, interviews, news and prayer readings appeared on TV again after a five-year ban.

They were introduced by 16-year-old Mariam Shakebar - who had been a popular children's TV presenter. She lost her job when the Taleban came to power.

Some people had destroyed their TVs during the Taleban years - but others had hidden them away, so they could watch again.


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