Afghan ringtones keep Taliban at bay

Travellers say certain ringtones are "Taliban-friendly", but can also bring unwanted attention of authorities.

    Travellers in Afghanistan are forced to face the dangers of bad roads, robbers and armed fighters.

    While they have little hope concerning the transport system and thievery, some Afghans have found that the right ringtones for their mobile phones, what they call, "a Taliban visa", can protect them from the group.

    But, they say, the very same ringtones could invite unwelcoming questions from the authorities.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Kabul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.