Cut! Biblical epics, raunchy films rile Arab censors in 2014

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

This year saw a raft of movies banned from many Arab countries, with Biblically-inspired epics and ......

‘Noah’ film denied release in China after Muslim countries’ ban

Friday, 09 May 2014

Chinese authorities have refused to allow the release there of biblical epic "Noah," ......

The future could be disastrous

Sunday, 06 April 2014

Bakir Oweida is a journalist who has worked as Managing Editor, and written for several Arab publications based in London. His last executive post was Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, responsible for the Opinions section, until December 2003.


Malaysia bans ‘un-Islamic’ Noah film

Saturday, 05 April 2014

Malaysia has joined a list of other Islamic countries which banned the Hollywood biblical epic ......

‘Noah’ and the Arab world’s ineffective censorship

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Joe F. Khalil, Ph.D., is an associate professor in residence at Northwestern University and visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics. He has more than fifteen years of professional television experience as director, executive producer and consultant with major Arab satellite channels. He is the author of Arab Satellite Entertainment Television: Opportunities for Public Diplomacy (2009) and co-author of Arab Television Industries (2010).


No love for ‘Noah:’ Egypt to join Gulf in banning the Hollywood film

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Many Middle Eastern countries are not “all aboard” for Noah. The Hollywood blockbuster ......

Hollywood blockbuster ‘Noah’ banned in Qatar, Bahrain, UAE

Saturday, 08 March 2014

Upcoming Hollywood movie “Noah” has been banned in Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab ......

Egypt’s Azhar prohibits screening of Noah

Thursday, 06 March 2014

The upcoming Paramount Pictures movie Noah has begun to cause jitters in the Muslim World with the ......