Wednesday, February 23, 2011

UAE flexes its muscles and blocks the Sunday Times newspaper

1 December 2009, Index on Censorhip report that The United Arab Emirates blocked circulation of the Sunday Times newspaper due to its coverage of the unfolding Dubai debt crisis. The National Media Council blocked the distribution of the newspaper because of the publication of an image which depicted ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum sinking under a sea of debt. An official from the council commented: “We cannot accept a personal insult.”

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