Sunday, March 16, 2008

On Sex, the Baha'i Faith, and Israel: In Dubai some restrictions apply

Noted about Dubai. -gw

The media opportunities in Dubai are sweet. Part of the city has been renamed Dubai Media City, a tax-free regional media hub with huge fiber optic infrastructure. Some restrictions apply -- Pakistani channels are mostly shut down, and internet content is filtered for anything related to sex, the Baha'i faith, or coming out of Israel.

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{Photo: "Arriving in Dubai," Uploaded on February 10, 2008 by Michael Foley Photography on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic}

1 comment:

Barmak Kusha said...

There are those who are genuinely afraid for their citizens as to what will happen if they are exposed to "the wrong religions."

Then there are those who know why they ban a religion: it spells the end of their (increasingly crumbling) reign of tyranny on their citizens' minds. Abdu'l Baha calls them the 'birds of the night." They know what the light is and they hate the light...

Which are the rulers of the UAE? I don't know. God does. Maybe there are both kinds there...