Netherlands: TV shuns hate film-NY Times

March 7, 2008

[FACT comments: This is, arguably, corporate censorship of presumed hate-speech. However, the very fact that there is an Internet where anyone interested may view the film, speaks loudly for freedom in a digital world. Of course, the film may well be banned by YouTube!]

The Netherlands: TV Shuns Anti-Islam Film
The New York Times: March 7, 2008

No Dutch television broadcaster is willing to show a short film critical of Islam and the Koran by the right-wing politician Geert Wilders, Radio Netherlands said on its Web site, citing a report in the newspaper De Volkskrant. Mr. Wilders’s demand that the film be shown unedited and in its entirety is the biggest obstacle to its broadcast, the paper said, adding, “It now appears that the whole film, which lasts about 15 minutes, will not be seen on Dutch television.” Mr. Wilders has said that he would also show the film on the Internet.

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