Muslim News channel run by women who wear Burka
Now for the new-look news: TV studio in Egypt staffed exclusively by veiled women
Stationed in a small apartment in the working class district of Abassiya, Maria TV is to be launched this weekend.
The channel will be broadcast for six hours a day on al-Ummah channel, a religious station run by ultra-orthodox Salafi Islamists
Wearing veils and dressed in black from head to toe, these women are symbols of Egypt’s cultural revolution following the Arab Spring.
They are employees of Maria TV, a new satellite news channel that features only women wearing full Islamic attire.
Men are banned from the show, even on phone-ins, and all staff, including those behind the camera, also wear veils.