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'Cuties' spurs calls by Egyptian authorities to censor Netflix

There have been increasing calls in Egypt to censor certain Netflix content, while art critics believe it would be difficult to censor the work of the global network.
This picture taken early on May 24, 2020 shows a view of the historic Metro cinema theatre as a man walks past, along the commercial Talaat Harb street in the almost deserted city centre Egypt's capital Cairo, on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. - Egypt had previously announced a lengthening of its night-time curfew and other measures to prevent large gatherings during the Eid al-Fitr holidays. One of the most important dat

CAIRO — Egyptian member of parliament John Talaat submitted Sept. 5 a parliamentary question to Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem in regard to the role of the Censorship of Works of Art (CACWA) in the content broadcast on Netflix.

“Some of these works carry transgressions and abuses that the Egyptian society does not accept, and the censorship standards must be strictly applied to any artwork that is allowed to be broadcast in Egypt,” Talaat said in a Sept. 5 statement.

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