UAE ends cinema censorship, introduces 21+ rating - GulfToday

UAE ends cinema censorship, introduces 21+ rating


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The UAE announced on Sunday it will no longer censor cinematic releases, introducing a 21 and above age rating for films it classifies for mature audiences.

The UAE's Media Regulatory Office said on Twitter that it had introduced a 21+ age category to its motion picture content rating system.

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.”

Late last year, the UAE revamped an array of laws in a social liberalisation drive. These included lifting a ban on unmarried couples living together, loosening restrictions on alcohol and offering long-term residencies.


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