Certainly, much less so than somewhere like China or Iran for example.
It would be rare that any news is censored, even news critical of the UAE.
To put it mildly, if you’re in need of some help with websites, merchandise, album covers or whatnot – contact Seiya right away!
Even though the cover is now designed by someone else than our longtime artist Marko Saarelainen, this doesn’t mean Marko’s not involved with this, not at all.
Third, once again I wanna extend my deepest gratitude to you people who made the 4th TPH Donation Experiment a success so “DRC” is actually becoming a reality.
It truly means the world to me and the album is shaping up to be absolutely fantastic, as planned.
The TRA has said in 20 that these areas will have to come under the UAE censorship policy though.
For the most part, internet censorship is not overly draconian in the UAE.
This design is obviously a variation of the album cover and if I may say so – this is our best looking shirt yet! Just check it out and then read on for all the pre-ordering information you might need.It's not clear why the UAE telecom companies and/or telecom authorities are reluctant to let customers know about internet filtering for some sites. Etisalat seems to be more stringent than Du at blocking websites, so if you desperately want to access a website that's blocked when connected via Etisalat, one way is to use a Du connection - visit a friend or coffee shop in a free zone in Dubai for example (Du is often the ISP in Dubai free zones), or try using a Du hotspot.Censorship in the UAE is generally of subjects related to pornography, gambling, alcohol (words like "hops" or "grape beverages" are used instead of "beer" or "wine" in publications produced in the UAE), material which is offensive to Islam, material which is offensive to other religions, material which is critical of the UAE government and/or ruling families, and material which is critical of the UAE.The TRA (Telecom Regulatory Authority) decides what internet censorship policy is in the UAE, not the telecom companies Etisalat and Du, although many residents will feel that Etisalat in particular is the decider of what is and is not allowed.This perception is possibly because there are some areas in the Du Telecom network that have no, or less, censorship of the internet, for example Dubai Media Zone and the TECOM area.Cheers to everyone involved with creating this beast. So, until next time; take good care and thanx for supporting The Hate.