Afghanistan

Image of woman reading without veil is Czech magazine advert

Published on 22/09/2021 at 12:24

An image of a woman without an Islamic veil reading a book has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that it was created by Afghan artist Shamsia Hassani, after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan. The claim is false. The image is actually an advertisement for a Czech magazine, Reporter, from 2018. Hassani has clarified on Twitter that it is not her artwork.