It’s just as important what they refuse to show.
The state media is a joke, hack journalists paid by the state with tax payer funding to promote narratives approved by the cultural elite.
Finnish blogger Vasarahammer explains:
This is a gross act of censorship from the taxpayer-funded Yle. The documentary is about the forgotten women of Arab Spring, it was taken down from the Yle Areena website 19 days before the due date. The documentary describes quite directly the status of women in Egypt and how they are sometimes raped in public. The official explanation is stated in the comments section:
“Yle Areena on rajoittanut dokumentin nettikatseluaikaa ahdistavan sisällön vuoksi.
YLE Areena has limited the viewing of the online documentary due to the distressful content.
It is likely that the distressing content is not the real reason for censorship but the way the documentary covers the true reasons behind the low status of women after Arab spring.
Vasarahammer then observes that it’s back online:
Yle has restored the documentary (with limited viewing hours) after complaints and not so plausible explanations about the censorship.
This kind of thing has happened before. In October 2007 Yle first declined to show Danish Motoon documentary, which was part of 10 part series “Why democracy?”. It was shown only after complaints were made by the public.
There is an editorial policy at work here. Yle doesn’t want to see the inherent brutality of Islamic societies. Yle’s narrative on the Arab Spring was that it was a victory for democracy and human rights. It is embarrassing to let viewers see the reality, which is nothing but.
The tightening of the religious climate has contributed to the fact that women are finding it increasingly difficult to defend their rights.
TV1 on Thursday, 18.7.2013 at 22.05 – 23.00, the latest on Wednesday, 24.7. at 23.15 – 00.10
The Arab uprisings swept the old rulers out from power. At the forefront of the battle were also women who wanted food, freedom and the right to decide over their own bodies.
The new rulers have driven them back home, and of the women raped in the struggle, find it useless to ask for justice.
The police turn a blind eye
In Egypt, pre-marital sex is frowned upon, but on the other hand for example, online porn is popular.
Although women are raped even in public, the police are on the side of rapists and refuse to report crimes against them.
In Tunisia legal prostitutes constantly tell us to get a clientele salafist soldiers. Sousse prostitutes explain how their homes were burned.
New moral code?
Document the Arab Spring’s forgotten women (Sex, Salafistes ) describes how women are becoming increasingly difficult to defend their rights.
One of the Islamist parties supports female genital cutting. The other party would solve the male sexual frustration prohibiting sexual material on the Internet, and even pop stars scantily dressed in music videos.
If the Islamists manage to reform the morality code, of women will have to put on the veil and young people wil have to wait even longer in order to have sex.
Documentary’s script and directed by Paul Moreira. Producer: Luc Hermann. Production: France, 2013.