In New Zealand, the government classifies publications for possible restriction
or banning. It's a dirty job, therefore, if you're one of the censors working
at Office of Film and Literature Classification, so the government provides
you with $498 a year to spend on the likes of piano lessons or aerobics - anything
to help you get rid of the "psychological pollution" encountered on
Twelve censors spend their days reviewing various "publications,"
which under New Zealand law as include films, videos, music, books, magazines,
and computer games. Chief censor Bill Hastings defended the stipends in a newspaper
interview, saying material containing pornography or violence has the potential
"We're not machines. We're humans. Given that we have to do this job,
we have to take some steps to negate the harm," he said.
Reuters, via Lycos.com