The Taliban have ordered female Afghan TV presenters and other women on screen to cover their faces while on air, APA reports citing BBC.
Media outlets were told of the decree on Wednesday, a religious police spokesman told BBC Pashto.
The ruling comes two weeks after all women were ordered to wear a face veil in public, or risk punishment.
Restrictions are being tightened on women - they are banned from travelling without a male guardian and secondary schools are shut for girls.
One female Afghan journalist working for a local TV station in Kabul, who did not want to be named, said she'd been shocked to hear the latest news.
"They are putting indirect pressure on us to stop us presenting on TV," she told the BBC.
"How can I read the news with my mouth covered? I don't know what to do now - I must work, I am the breadwinner of my family."The new decree will take effect from 21 May, Reuters news agency reported, quoting a spokesman for the Taliban's Ministry for the Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtue.