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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Emirates Today plays the Shame Game



A great initiative by Emirates Today. As you can clearly read, by Monday Nov 13th, images of vehicles jumping the Dubai’s red lights will ornament this page.

I say shame them even more and publish the offending moron-on-wheels' names and headshots. No one remembers license plate numbers, but everyone can tell names and faces.

Shame is the name of the game here and this strategy worked like a charm in early 90s with a similar campaign targeting thugs that harassed women in streets and malls.

One question though, does anyone think 1 page is enough?

7 Comments:

  • WOW,

    thats quite an idea...

    By Blogger Yazan, at November 11, 2006 at 4:29 PM  

  • Oh dear...my identity shall soon be known to all.

    By Blogger CG, at November 11, 2006 at 8:30 PM  

  • I don't think Emirates Today has any place in society to be placing said pictures on pages; they are not the police and any photo they take could've easily been manipulated; not only that, said publication is known for its bias and I wouldn't trust its 'selection' of images personally.

    Punishing abusive/bad drivers is the job of the police, not a newspaper.

    By Blogger samuraisam, at November 12, 2006 at 12:49 AM  

  • I certainly agree with Samuraisam, I do have a question, is it legal to do so? Since Emirates Today is not a public newspaper, neither an authorized convectional party?

    By Blogger Restless in Dubai, at November 12, 2006 at 4:07 PM  

  • One more; How are they gonna take the photos? Will they take them themselves, i.e. Newspaper photographers? Or will they get them from the police itself?

    By Blogger Restless in Dubai, at November 12, 2006 at 4:15 PM  

  • As a lady who was brought up here, I do remember the instant drop in harrasment in shopping mall and supermarket and streets. It was because of a plan by dubai police to publish the photographs of harrasing men after shaving their heads and mentioning their names and nationalities. it was done by dubai police and i think this program is as well.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 12, 2006 at 9:14 PM  

  • looking forward to see the ads tomorrow

    By Anonymous dubai traffic sux, at November 13, 2006 at 12:56 AM  

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