Magazine censorship in Iran looks familiar, but more strict

October 23rd, 2006 mediaME Editor

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ًًThe censorship of ads featuring scantily-clad women is now common across the Gulf.

So, it can’t be a surprise that the more conservative Iran is doing it.

However, a Swedish visitor to Iran blogged about it and it’s being linked to by several blogs. Some of the remarks made by him are interesting:

News stories that show women with bare arms, knees, or cleavage generally just get a blocky white sticker, while fashion ads (like the ones above) get ink jobs that keep the clothes unobscured. Some ink gets more artfully applied than others.

Via [Gawker] [J Turn]

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  • http://moeys.net moey

    Kuwait used to be similar till like 2003.


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