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United Arab Emirates to end censorship of cinematic releases
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United Arab Emirates to end censorship of cinematic releases

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates announced on Sunday that it will no longer censor films…
Disney examines modifications to ‘Eternals’ after ban in 3 Gulf countries
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Disney examines modifications to ‘Eternals’ after ban in 3 Gulf countries

Disney is looking into the release of a new, revised version of the “Eternals” movie, after a number of Arab…
China: WeChat takes down accounts of LGBTQ rights groups
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China: WeChat takes down accounts of LGBTQ rights groups

Multiple university campus LGBTQ rights groups’ accounts on Chinese social media site WeChat were blocked, prompting censorship fears and calls…
‘Al-Tawoos’ Ramadan series will not be suspended: media authority
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‘Al-Tawoos’ Ramadan series will not be suspended: media authority

After conducting an investigation into the Ramadan series “Al-Tawoos” (The Peacock), Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) has announced that…
China feminists face clampdown, closure of online accounts
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China feminists face clampdown, closure of online accounts

China’s feminist movement has been facing another wave of crackdowns, with dozens of social media accounts run by feminist activists abruptly shut…
Saudi Arabia’s film industry: Between glitz and censorship
Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s film industry: Between glitz and censorship

It was a cinematic revolution that would have hit the screens – if there had been any. In 2018, the…
Oman blocks Clubhouse, app used for free debates in Mideast
Middle East

Oman blocks Clubhouse, app used for free debates in Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman has cut off access to the buzzy new audio chat app Clubhouse, the…
Pakistan bans TikTok again for ‘immoral content’
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Pakistan bans TikTok again for ‘immoral content’

Pakistan has banned TikTok, China’s video-sharing app, for the second time. The Pakistani media regulator undertook the move on Thursday…
2 Belarusian journalists sent to prison for covering protest
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2 Belarusian journalists sent to prison for covering protest

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Belarus on Thursday sent two female journalists to prison on charges of violating…
China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
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China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Ma Xiaolin frequently wrote about current affairs on one of China’s leading microblogging sites, where he…
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