Germany's biggest-selling newspaper stops commissioning photos of topless female models
Germany's biggest-selling newspaper has said it is ending a decades-long practice of commissioning photos of topless female models.
The Bild daily said: "We will show no more topless productions of our own with women", adding that it had increasingly felt that "many women find these pictures offensive or degrading, both here in the editorial department, and also among our female readers".
Bild previously banished topless models from the front page to the inside pages in 2012. The new announcement appeared on page nine, with pictures of a scantily clad woman "in the new, more contemporary style of photography".
The paper said that, while it will not produce its own topless pictures, "there are also naked photos that the country talks about" and these would still find their way into Bild.