From the TimesOnline, with thanks to Twostellas:
An unknown gunman has shot and killed a young Afghan female television presenter two months after pressure from religious conservatives forced her from her job fronting a popular youth music show.
Police believe that the killing of Shaima Rezayee, 24, at her home in Kabul, was linked to her former job presenting the music programme Hop, a mixture of music videos and chat between male and female presenters.
Ms Rezayee was the only female presenter on the show, broadcast on the private station Tolo TV, which has won as many young urban fans as it has drawn fire from mullahs incensed at its Western-style programming.
She was dropped by the station in March as its bosses came under increasing pressure from clerics to desist from disseminating what they saw as anti-Islamic values and practices.…