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Ethiopia bans nude pics
Addis Ababa -
Ethiopia has slapped a ban on what had been billed as the Horn of Africa nation's first exhibition of nude photography, the photographer behind the show said on Wednesday.
Biniam Mengesha, 28, told AFP he had been planning to show 45 photos at the unprecedented exhibition - titled "Black Diamonds" - in the capital Addis Ababa from Friday through to July 4.
"Authorities from the ministry of culture asked me to submit my photos before the exhibition was inaugurated. Afterwards, they said: 'This isn't art, it's pornography'," Biniam said.
"The photographs are fine art and include partial nudity aided by digital photography. Had it not been censored, it would have been the first in our country."
Biniam said he is arranging to show his images elsewhere in Africa in two months time. Culture ministry officials declined to comment.
Ethiopia is a largely conservative society, whose 81 million people are mostly Orthodox Christians and Muslims.
Ethiopian cultural officials nix nude photography exhibit (CBC)
Let's assume some of Binyam's "Black Diamond" pictures are similar to what you see on this commercial, would you still support the ban?
The following is a Television Commercial of Dove Proage product.
Haha!! Too funny.
And yes, Ethiopia is too conservative for that. And what was he thinking?
Go to hell with your nude pictures LOSER!
Yemanew BALAGE! We got a culture and you should respect that …. Be ante bet Westernize mehoneh new? Shame on you! We got lots of other things to show other than nude pictures, this is disprespect to our sisters!
Werada !!! We don’t need your trash in Ethiopia.
What’s next? HOMO-PICS exhibition?
Go to Hollywood with your filthy show.
NUDE pics is not allowed because we are
but it is OKAY TO SALE SEX… OPEN UP INDURSTRY IS OKAY BUT NOT NUDE PICS…
WHAT A STUPIDO!
Look at imoral Bandidos (Woyane) !! Ethiopia is starving and in a great desaster but WOYANE daivert atention of the people importing this kind of DESGRECING and SHEMFUL things to our decent and beloved country !!
DOWN WITH BANDIDOS !
DOWN WITH AGAZIES !!
Any thing for money…that was the plan!
not in ethiopia jackass!!!!!!
And you better off not taking the photos
eleswhere in africa….
ahun yejemere jebe ayasadrim zare photo yeshete nege sew yeshetal slezeh akabe hige yemayadagem ermija mewsed alebet…
lenegeruma demo betaser kinjit slehonku new lel eko new…way mekera..kkkkkkkk
Wayane please throw this criminal to qalitii jail and torch him before he contaminates our people. That is all he’s learned from America.
Yemanew defar..meseltenu new? Ahun endaw ethiopia wist foto minesa neger tefto new?
This is not good …if you dont want to see the art exhibition then live it ..but there are so many people who want to see the exhibition… it is only a partial nudity; what is wrong with that? This is 21st century for god sake… and yeah selling sex in the open with a licence is ok, but exhibition art in closed door is bad Adult person has the right to see what ever he/she want to see! if you do not want to see its up to you.
All Ethiopians are closet freaks, they love sex thats why our population is getting out of hand, I bet you people if you had the chance you would jerk off those pictures in private, we got nude people walking around in the south, what about them are they Balege, Just relax and enjoy the art, don’t be biased, and if you don’t like it don’t look,
Habesha the number one Shefada,
Last week a girl jumped of the 12th floor because her boyfreind walked in when she was having sex with another man,
She is now paralized what a shame,
Biniam instead of showing your nude picture , why dont you show us the good stuff, some cultural art which can bring to you a more visitors, we have enough nude picture that can pop up in our computer screen, dont be fool to be the first one, we dont need this, period!!!!!!, take to somewhere else.
this is our culture not to talk,act,see… openly,honestly!!!
had it not been talked openly about sex we would have been not in the first rank of STD!!
Pls try to develop our culture in a very constractive manner.
Forbiding is not a means to learn,it’s rather a way to attract attention!!
…diqala….in south people have their own
Thanks to those who stopped this unholy exibhition. We have a large mess to clean before we come to this shameful incident. Thanks again “yager lej” Peace to all
The Chainese says that wolk of 1000 mils starts by one step for ward (lol) Sorry my English (lol)
Tody it is nudity tomorrow will be country wide ………..
The Ethiopian government has been importing souch kind of films in to the country to spoile the younger generestion of today and to wipe oute decent Ethiopian culture and reples it by Shemles masters from abrod.
GOD FOR BID!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a scumbag!
He should be arrested just banning him wont do it. Woyane does so many ublievable harsh acts on those who are innocent and let this kinda loser slide with his sick freaking head filled up with some sick ideas. Lock this scum of the earth up where he belongs and make him a jail bird. Shamless freak! Will some one confiscate his stuffs which he took all those nasty pictures with before he goes to another country and embarass us ETHIOPIANS? We lost our rights and most of our freedom don’t let this kind of dummy traitor take our tradition away from us for Christ’s sakes.
Why don’t people see and judge, wheather it art or nude pic. Aren’t our young girls forced to protstituion. That is what we need to discourge and work on it to stop it once and for all
Ethiopians are crazy look is ok for you to sell your own sisters in merkato but no nude pictures loooool.
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