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Netflix drops satire episode critical of S Arabia

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Published on January 06, 2019 with No Comments

Netflix has confirmed it removed an episode of a satirical comedy show that criticises Saudi Arabia, after officials in the kingdom reportedly complained. The move raises new questions about the limits of free online expression. In the episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj”, the American-born Muslim lashed at Saudi Arabia after the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. In October, press freedom watchdog group Reporters Without Borders ranked Saudi Arabia as 169th out of 180 countries for press freedom.

 

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