Lately, I've been acquiring a ridiculous amount of knowledge on government use of censorship in Lebanon (#MUN). Today, Ms. King mentioned how The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Beloved have both previously been banned in the U.S. I thought I'd share some things that are currently banned in Lebanon and why. "Puss in Boots" is censored for being "obscene and immoral." For Lebanese audiences, the title was changed to "Cat in Boots." Ironically, I just typed "Puss in Boots" into Google and it's blocked at StM. Nirvana is banned for the reasons of "witchcraft, Satanic." "The Nanny" is also banned. The reason simply being "Jewish."
I would like to point out, however, Lebanon houses countless religiously, politically, and ethnically diverse communities within their borders. The government in Lebanon makes it one of their top priorities not to offend any of the groups. As you can imagine, it's a slippery slope.
And there is today's Lebanese current affairs breakdown.