October 19, 2006

Black Out

Filed under: censorship, photos — ted @ 2:16 pm

You have to check out this fantastic post [via] on the website of Swedish researcher Jonathan Lundqvist, who returned from his time in Iran with a collection of censored Western magazines. Apparently, the Iranian censors’ answer to Western decadence is blank ink and white stickers — they simply cover up the parts of the images they find unacceptable. For example:

The censors do not seem to be as interested in restricting the flow of information — articles about Iran in The Economist are left alone — but “objectionable areas” of a woman’s body are typically covered up. Fascinating.


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