Saudis pressure Netflix to censor big-time – ‘Quite outrageous’

Netflix goes down witticism episode essential of Saudi Arabia Brian KNOWLTON January 2, 2019 1/ 2 Netflix has actually gone down an episode of a program important of Saudi Arabia by comedian Hasan Minhaj after authorities in the kingdom whined Netflix has actually dropped an episode of a program crucial of Saudi Arabia by comic Hasan Minhaj after officials in the kingdom complained (AFP Photo/Jesse Grant) Washington (AFP) – Netflix has actually removed an episode of a satirical comedy show from its service in Saudi Arabia over its objection of the kingdom, adhering to a lawful demand by authorities in Riyadh. “We highly support creative freedom worldwide as well as eliminated this episode only in Saudi Arabia after we had actually gotten a legitimate legal request– and also to abide with regional law,” a Netflix spokesperson claimed in a statement Tuesday. “Saudi Arabia’s censorship of Netflix … is additional evidence of a ruthless suppression on liberty of expression in the kingdom,” claimed Samah Hadid, Amnesty’s Middle East projects supervisor.