Radio Azadi Taken Off Air by Taliban

The Afghan offshoot of the U.S. government’s Radio Free Europe, Radio Azadi has been banned and shut down by the Taliban.

The Taliban stated that the radio station was taken off the air for “non-compliance with journalist principles and one-sided broadcasts”.

During its heyday, Radio Azadi broadcasted to Afghan listeners the voices of Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton.

Interestingly, Radio Azadi has been taken off the air before. Back in 1993 it ceased broadcasting and did not start again until after the U.S. invasion in 2001. The following year, Congress authorized funding of eight million dollars.