Friday, May 21, 2010

SENSELESS CENSORSHIP

Imagine waking up in the morning, and when you turn the pages of the morning papers over breakfast, you are confronted with pictures like the one above. Most annoying, and that is putting it mildly. Especially when it's a subscriber's personal copy of the International Herald Tribune and not one off the news-stand.


Why bother to censor pictures of cigarettes when they are openly sold in the country? Smoking may not be good for your health, but let people decide for themselves.



I can't believe there are actually people whose job is to scrutinize pictures and words to see if there are any that might be considered offensive. Okay I can understand if some folks get upset (aroused?) by pictures of naked men or women, but paintings or statues???

And what are the reasons for these below? I wonder. Makes me even more curious to find out.

1 comment:

Antares said...

Censored images from The Star?