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Saudis Nix Pictures of Women in Newspapers May 17, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in Geopolitics, In The News.
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Saudis Nix Pictures of Women in Newspapers – Yahoo! News
King Abdullah has told Saudi editors to stop publishing pictures of women as they could make young men go astray, newspapers reported Tuesday. The king's directive, made in a meeting with local editors, caused surprise as the monarch has been regarded a quiet reformer since he took office in the ultra-conservative country last August. In recent months, newspapers have published pictures of women — always wearing the traditional Muslim headscarf — to illustrate stories with increasing regularity.

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