Sep. 19, 2022

GCC presses Netflix to remove content that ‘violates’ local values

Peninsula/Society

The story: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has called on Netflix to remove content that “violates Islamic and societal values.” Although there is no explicit mention of what content needs to be removed, Saudi state media has disparaged the US-based streaming service for its depiction of same-sex relationships. Indeed, some GCC states have in the past banned or censored the featuring of LGBTQ relationships in media. 

The coverage: The GCC’s electronic media committee and Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Audio-Visual Media (GCAM) on Sept. 6 published a joint statement that demanded Netflix “remove content”—including “content directed at children”—which “violates media content controls in GCC states and which is incompatible with Islamic and societal principles.”...

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