Monday, December 26, 2005

Saudi Telecom Kills Text Voting for Arab Talent Show

A Reuters newswire article by Andrew Hammond, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

Saudi mobile operator Mobily has stopped users from text message voting for an Arab "Star Academy" competition because of an Islamic decree branding the reality show immoral, the company said on Monday.

Saudi religious scholars last May condemned the hugely popular talent show aired by Lebanese channel LBC as a crime against Islam when a young Saudi returned to a hero's welcome after winning in the Lebanese capital Beirut.


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