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Vietnam lifts controversial nudity ban
By Thanh Nien News -
Cultural authorities in Vietnam have revoked a new rule that bans models and winners of beauty contests from taking nude photos and publishing them online.
The decision was made after many critics strongly opposed the rule, which was introduced a few weeks ago.
Soon after the ban took effect, Vu Khanh, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Photographers, criticized it, saying that the ban will cause many difficulties to artists.
“Nudity is not encouraged in Vietnam, but it has never been banned,” he said.
The controversial rule, which also goes as far as prohibiting "offensive clothes that expose sensitive body parts,” states that violators will face working ban and have their beauty titles stripped.