Friday, October 21, 2011

UAE Censorship

With all the expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates, there's a clear demand for magazines and newspapers from all over the world. Those sought after magazines and newspapers are shipped into the UAE and sold at local grocery stores and book stores. However, not every periodical that's brought into the country meets the UAE's standards. So the simple solution, someone at customs takes a black marker and strikes through all the offensive images.

Here's a photo from the UK Sun Newspaper with an image that's been altered. Every issue and every periodical that enters the country gets reviewed. The last image is taken from a website that has been blocked by the government.

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