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UAE set to end film censorship

"According to this classification, the movies will be screened in cinemas according to their international version"
UAE set to end film censorship

The UAE’s official twitter account for the Media Regulatory Office - Ministry of Culture and Youth has made the surprise announcement that it has introduced a 21+ age category to its film content rating system, essentially meaning that it will no longer censor film releases.

The official Twitter account said, “The Media Regulatory Office announced the inscribed of the 21+ for the age classification categories for cinema films.

“According to this classification, the movies will be screened in cinemas according to their international version, and the classification is given based on the standards of media content in the country,” the statement adds.

Given that the Media Regulatory Office - Ministry of Culture and Youth only made the announcement on Sunday there is little clarification how this will work in reality, but it will be seen as a positive move by local distribution operations and filmmakers.

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