Below you will find the newest article that was supposed to see it's way to being published on today's online edition of TimesofOman.com. But, unfortunately, it did not for a reason to which I do not know.
Please review it, and tell me your thoughts about the subject of the subject being discussed.
I used to be a very big supporter towards stopping censorship of different media news such as the news we see in the newspapers, TV, and even radio. And although I maintain my own private views with discretion over such issues locally and internationally, I have come to understand that some certain topics do actually require censorship to stop a waterfall effect that would prove negative directly and indirectly on other third parties.
I was always told to stay away – in matters of conversation – on topics about religion, politics and economics. As those were the three most topics that would otherwise cause a conflict in relationships, friendships and otherwise because of the clash of ideas, and perspectives.
As it stands, the Sultanate of Oman is still considered as a developing country, in the physical and mental sense. Since that it is still trying to catch up with everyone else in the world by bringing in modern technology, updating its cultural databases, and setting itself as a major international tourist hotspot for people across the globe. Along with that, there is also the matter of how our country's population constitutes of more than 75% people – male and female – under the age of 40 years. Something that stands as a challenge to develop the mental attributes of one's nation.
Therefore, being the most powerful medium into the minds of the people of the nation, it also carries a large burden on it's shoulders to uphold the responsibility of reporting true, justified facts along with setting the right momentum to pick the right time and place to hold a news headline that would not cause chaos unto the population that it stays in touch with.
I guess what I am trying to get at here is that I appreciate the freedoms that I have been given in Oman as a local as opposed to seeing the amount of chaos that could happen from an overload of freedom in the world outside the borders of my country