Teutonic TV taken to task

Kirschbaum, Erik
September 2006
Daily Variety;9/28/2006, Vol. 292 Issue 61, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that German public television broadcaster ARD has been criticized for its last-minute postponement of "Wut," a film about violent Turkish immigrants who torment German youths. German leaders and some ARD executives have criticized the move as unnecessary and an act of self-censorship. ARD fears "Wut" might anger Muslims in the country sensitive to perceived insults after a speech by Pope Benedict XVI in Bavaria caused furor throughout the Muslim world.


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