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The Times newspaper removed from the UAE

The London Times newspaper was removed from…

November 29, 2009 6:12 by

London-based The Times newspaper was removed from shelves in the UAE on Sunday because of its coverage of Dubai’s debt problems, reports Zawya Dow Jones. The National Media Council “ordered the paper blocked by distributors without providing a reason,” the report said, quoting an executive from the paper.

The newspaper hasn’t been given a timeframe when the ban will be lifted, the executive added.

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  1. buzzjunkie on November 30, 2009 5:16 am

    Why is anyone surprised that this has happened? Every day Emiratis read censored news because it’s easier for a government to keep people happy if they are ignorant of their real situation.

    Thank god for the internet.

  2. John on November 30, 2009 6:53 am

    Now that’s what you call freedom of speech….

  3. Scott on November 30, 2009 8:32 am

    How ignorant would you have to be that having the Times pulled from local newsstands would affect your understanding of the situation one bit? How stupid do the censors think people are?

    The irony is that the fall-out from the default is likely to be more local than global, and yet the media coverage is more global than local.

  4. DeniseTheMenace on November 30, 2009 1:04 pm

    WOW, this was plain “Immature Ignorance” on the part of deciding persons…Closing one’s eyes won;t EVER wish away the oncoming train ….Keep Hoping ( enjoy the sunny wintyer here in Gulf !!) ……

    —-A Less Smiling Person—–

  5. Andrew on November 30, 2009 1:46 pm

    All together now; “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home”.

    Repeat ad infinitum.

  6. Khanna on December 3, 2009 9:46 am

    News, is about covering the event.. and not speculative wrong depictions of respected people. Freedom of speech, is not the right to disrespect and print recklessly. It is not the news which the country banned, it was the reckless act.

  7. DeniseTheMenace on December 3, 2009 10:57 am

    KANNA-jee …. kya baat hai, arabian gulf mein rahte ho ? Khhoon ka rang bhi laal nahin raha kya ?

    Respected People ??? LmAss !!!

  8. Haresh on December 3, 2009 11:19 am

    Invest at home not in Dubai is what expatriates need to remember.


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