Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Iran bans The Economist...

...because, on a map, they labeled the familiar waterway near Iran "The Gulf" instead of the more common, and what Iran seems to prefer "The Persian Gulf".

If that's not a good reason to ban a magazine, I don't know what is. Down with freedom of speech!

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1 comment:

Nick said...

That's an issue of free press, not free speech.

Banning it is a bit extreme, but the protest itself is reasonable.