Thursday, February 11, 2010

Only My Manager is Authorized to Comment....

In a somewhat tragic story, an Uzbek  photographer has been convicted of "slandering and insulting the Uzbek people" by publishing pictures of unhappy Uzbek citizens. Apparently all Uzbeks are actually happy, so the pictures were considered slander. 

Repression and totalitarianism aside, there is an amusing bit:
"An employee of the Uzbek general prosecutor’s press office said that only his manager was authorized to comment and that the manager’s position was at present unfilled."
I'll have to remember that one.

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