Weddings and Beheadings describes the work of a cameraman who has been forced to take on work filming the executions that have become a feature of recent kidnaps in the Middle East. BBC officials felt that broadcasting it "would not be right" as concern grows for BBC Gaza correspondent Alan Johnson.
There are journalists and newspapers in peril all the time around the world. We support them by supporting freedom of speech rather than by censoring ourselves.I agree.
Incidentally, you can read Kureishi's story on the Prospect Magazine website.
Maureen Freely on the Guardian blog makes the very important point that even nice censorship is censorship and therefore cannot be condoned.
... and the more we condone it, the more we wrap it up in sheepish clothing, the more we convince ourselves that it is the only way to fend off the wolves, the more of it we'll see.(Photo nicked from the BBC website.)