Survey: Most Arabs want more censorship of film and TV

The majority of Arabs want tighter censorship of films and TV shows, according to a six-nation poll.

Around 69% of respondents felt there should be greater regulation of romantic content, while 74% said more should be done about on-screen violence, according to a survey by Northwestern University in Qatar in partnership with the Doha Film Institute.

68% of respondents said films or other entertainment programs should be banned altogether if they are found offensive.

Most of those surveyed said Arab films and television are good for morality, while just 15% said the same about films from the United States. Over a third said they thought Hollywood films and TV shows are harmful for morality…

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