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TV self-censorship takes toll on National Games

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Mon, September 19 2016   /  08:19 am
TV censorship?: The blurred bodies of swimming athletes are seen in this screenshot, which has been circulating in social media. Several TV stations blurred the bodies of female athletes in their National Games coverage. This picture was taken from CNN Indonesia.(Courtesy of Facebook)

TV censorship?: The blurred bodies of swimming athletes are seen in this screenshot, which has been circulating in social media. Several TV stations blurred the bodies of female athletes in their National Games coverage. This picture was taken from CNN Indonesia.(Courtesy of Facebook)A penchant for self-censorship among local television stations has reached new heights with one channel blurring images of a swimsuit-clad female swimmer at the 19th National Games (PON) in West Java.

Viewers have expressed their concerns on social media regarding such censorship since the start of the games.

One of the viral photos that circulated online depicted the blurred image of a female athlete who was interviewed by news channel CNN Indonesia.

CNN Indonesia spokesperson Hadi Lubis said the channel would investigate the case.

“We will conduct an internal review. And for t...