In an era of increasing global connectivity, stories of individuals who have escaped the confines of censored countries have become both captivating and eye-opening. These firsthand accounts offer a glimpse into the harsh realities faced by those living under oppressive regimes, shedding light on the extent of censorship and control that exists in these nations. From suppressed information to restricted freedom of expression, here are ten shocking revelations shared by brave individuals who managed to leave censored countries behind. Here are 10 interesting censors of a few countries.
1. The Word “Propaganda”
One Chinese viewer claimed that when he left China to study abroad, he came to learn the word ”Propaganda”. There is no such word in the Chinese language with its English definition.
2. Restriction on YouTube
One man moved to North Korea for 4 years and learned that, among many other things, there is no YouTube. This application was banned there.
3. Burma Students Refused To Believe The News
A group of Burma students came to the U.S. for higher studies. There they came to know that everything told on their news channel was a lie. Their government was fooling them.
4. Policemen of The Philippines
A citizen of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, shared his experience. Stating that he had learned to be sorry and guilty in front of a policeman, even if they are not. Because they will pull you behind bars without reason, and they do. When he moved to America and encountered policemen, he refused to accept that they were policemen, because they were kind.
5. One Can Criticize His Country’s President
A girl from Indonesia shared a censor that she learned after moving to the U.S. She stated that criticism of the president is totally banned in Indonesia. No news channels, no ordinary person can talk badly about the president. When she moved to the U.S., she came to know that it was a normal thing to speak badly about one’s president.
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America is an open and bold country. But shifting from America to Greece reveals that Greece is on another level, one American reviewed. Porn T.V. shows, nudity, women wearing lingerie, and sex language are common on cable. Adv commercials are inappropriate and offensive.
7. North Korea People Are Confined To North Korea
One traveler who travels from country to country for his work reveals interesting facts about the people of North Korea. One fact was these people were unaware of the outside world. They don’t either search or have access to the internet. Their whole world is North Korea.
8. Russians Have To Carry a Passport In Moscow
A Canadian gentleman reveals that he moved to Moscow, Russia, for 6 months on a study tour. There he learned that everyone has to carry a passport with them everywhere. No matter whether one is local or foreign. That was shocking, being a Canadian.
9. How Israel is Treating Palestine
A senior lady shared that her perspective on the topic of the Israel-Palestine conflict changed when she moved to UAE from the U.S. Because there are a lot of things censored in U.S. media, they present things from their own perspective.
10. China Has No Facebook
One Cuban businessman shared his view about the censorship of countries. He says that it was shocking to know that China, a developed country, does not allow Facebook to operate in the country. It was very shocking and unbelievable.
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