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  1. IT
    what is the problem of having Arabic script for English brand ?
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  2. theguy
    thats just stupid....idiotic politic
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  3. 1361
    interesting post :)
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  4. jub
    Yah, I bet they take magazines, take pictures of the pages, edit them with paint, then publish them. Yup. Smart. Moving on, having different food brands in their own language is censorship. Right. SIGH
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  5. Tarzan
    very intersting..
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  6. Archlord
    The first part is shocking ok they cover the woman cause their are frustrated okay, but the second ... nothing wrong with that
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  7. Mort
    It's alright. We'll be talking about them in the past tense in about 30 years.
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  8. basem
    WHAT?!
    the dog , cross , crusades psyology !!
    that's completely wrong , were the hell r u reading about muslim countries!!
    The only thing that's is true , not showing naked womens with bikinis!
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  9. mangosteeen
    LOL... this like saying 'all' american are gun slinging rednecks!

    Which is not true at all.

    <--- Jesus said spread love, not hate.
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  10. Bacon Eater
    where was the Piggly Wiggly store i didnt see one. LOL
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  11. qwed
    Cant show open eyes ? WFT is up with that.
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  12. bahah
    so what is the issue here again?? arabic script? is that a big deal now?great anything else interesting perhaps flying goat or something
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  13. kero
    so what bothering you in that ??
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  14. jermaia
    1- working in advs business i know that i have to change my product look in depending on the targeted market.

    and thats happening everywhere in the world

    2- not an arab but i totally agree with them covering naked women
    its make me sad how we use sex to sell

    3- "They sacrifice it for the sake of their brand’s spirit using the simplest classic Arabic fonts"

    really !!

    thats just pathetic, dear poster have you ever been out of ur mother basement.

    what make me even sadder is that readers take shit like this for granted =(
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  15. Ha
    this is not applicable but in certain Islamic countries. Other countries in the middle east such as Lebanon for instance have no such cencorship on ads. you can find a Lingerie add with a thong hanging lose of a chick's ass while driving on the highway.

    as for changing the brand name from english to arabic, i dont see the issue there. if it was set in chinese many people would have had their mouthes closed. btw, in marketing when targeting a country you should respect the culture of that country. for instance, MacArabia from MacDonalds is only served in the middle east, whereas wine is served only in France with a Big MAc!
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  16. sym
    @14
    nothing. Just interesting to see how it happens in other countires.
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  17. 18
    Cant show open eyes .. !!.. there is nothing like this in the Arabic countries Ads . even it not make any sense for the Islamic religious ...Archlord,
    Archlord,
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  18. gfx
    No one In any Arab or Muslim Country Believes That Dogs are Filthy animals !!!!!
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  19. j b
    And then again: Someone in a culture without any body / nudity taboos could very easily make a similarly ridiculling photo report about Western (and USA in particular) ads and other media content cencorship. Like when CK was reported for displaying "child pornography" in their ads for boys' underwear: It was claimed that it was possible to see that one of the folds in the underpants of that four year old boy was caused by his penis. So, although only the fold was visible, it was child pornography...

    Pixelation is nowadays used so excessively that it makes me laugh. Sometimes, the only reason why I know there was something "indecent" in a newspaper picture is that my attention is drawn to it by extreme pixels. Or, you see newsstories about some woman accidentally displaying more skin than morally acceptable, with a "non-illustration" where the entire subject of the story has been hidden by four or six gigantic pixels covering the entire bosom of the woman...

    Or, the classical censor strips on photographs of tribal people. National Geographic was world famous for NOT using them, everone else did. Nowadays, even NG practically without exception restricts themselves to pictures where certain parts of the body are "accidentally" hidden by another object. That is not too different from "Even cartoon characters must be dressed".

    We find it extremely silly that some moslem countries demand that arms be clothed, yet we are shocked by people who suggest that breasts need NOT be clothed. The principle is the same in both cases: Some skin should not be exposed. Details of where to draw the line betweeen forbidden and permitted skin are nothing but details.

    Those lines may change quite a lot over the years. When I was a boy, nobody would ever consider a photo of a naked child "pornography" as long as the child had no explicit signs of sexual maturity, i.e. well into the school years, while porno magazines displayed women in underwear as "daring" pictures. Nowadays, ordinary newspapers regularly show pictures of adults having intercourse, but in their midsummer reports from the beach, you won't even see a naked two year old without his/her private parts being discretely hidden behind some object, or pixelated. -- That is in Europe, but USA has seen the same trend: NG can't even show young tribal children without concern for what could be termed child pornography, while adult pornography is more or less freely available on the Internet.

    This ridiculing photo series is rather hypocritical. We WANT censorship - it is only that we have slightly different ideas about what should be censored.
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  20. Photo Shopper
    Wrong i want NO CENSORSHIP! I don't need to be "told" what is offensive.
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  21. blablawaka
    euhh sorry but O_o...we have to respect other culture.
    and sorry but the woman are so many times using for sale like object (where is the feminist ??)

    and for the arabic marks....O_o in Japan you see its with japaneese language, because arabs have a different ortohgraphe.

    its stupid....no...its islamophoebia!!

    for the First remark.....the red cross....there is no relation between this and the crusade O_o....its just the Red creasent...the equivalent of Redcross...and where is the problem is the her Symbole O_o.....You have a great problém
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  22. To Losers above
    LOL at the stupid people commenting and hating again
    this article just shows examples of censorship in arabic countries, what's wrong with that. Relax, Izi didn't comment on censorship or islamic stuff... what's with the trolling each time it deals with arab or Islamic stuff? You can't stand reality?
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  23. YUNOUnderstand
    Well, I'm an arab, and this post just made me realize i must get rid of my dog, fear a cross like a vampire and stop buying magazines where people in ads have open eyes. Thank you so much, you saved my soul.
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  24. black_tiger
    I think we need censorship for racist posts from izi staff.
    admin r u jewish? cuz some of your post praising israel & some loathing arabs/muslims!
    or you do that to boost the visitors/comments rating?
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  25. yfyf
    arab blow
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  26. GOODSTUFF4U
    very interesting blog

    I not going to explore the "tolerance" yet again

    thanks for the effort units
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    Me ha guadsto, a pesar de lo que me desagradan los circunloquios y las historias sin punto y aparte.Bien escrito, con datos historicos interesantes, y buenas reflexiones.Enhorabuena.VA:F [1.9.1_1087]please wait...(1 vote cast)
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  29. Grace
    God bless the flamiy of Jere Melo. You have a lot to be blessed for. Jere worked very hard for his community, flamiy and the human race. He will be missed. What a legacy. We should all walk in his footsteps. Jere, it was an honor knowing and working with you.
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