Indonesian TV Station Reprimanded for Airing One Piece

posted on 2008-07-11 13:07 EDT by Mikhail Koulikov
Pirate adventure anime criticized for bloody imagery, "sensual-looking women"

The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) has reprimanded a television station for airing episodes of the One Piece pirate adventure anime series that it found contained objectionable content during times when children would likely be in its audience. The KPI specifically objected to what it called "violent, bloody imagery," "sensual looking women," and close-ups of "women's body parts" in episodes broadcasted during the morning and evening hours on the Global TV station.

Under Indonesian law, the KPI can establish rules to regulate the airing times and content of shows broadcasted on Indonesian television. Violations of the rules are punishable by fines of up to 10 billion rupiah (about US$1 million) or jail time for television company executives.

Source: Jakarta Post

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