October 23rd, 2006 mediaME Editor
Ù‹Ù‹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.