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Update: Unacceptable
56 European human rights groups call on the EU to abandon its disgraceful law proposal requiring the pre-censorship of content as it is being uploaded to the internet

World Censorship

News of censors, censorship and press freedom from around the world.



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16th Oct
hao nhien exhibit
Subtle progress
Vietnam's first officially sanctioned nude photography exhibition
Australia NewsAussie News

13th Oct
Poster Kingsman the Golden Circle 2017 Matthew Vaughn
Cambodia bans Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Denying Cambodia 'as a place where villains are based who make trouble for the world'...conveniently forgetting about Pol Pot
US NewsUS News Electronic Frontier Foundation
Copyright Isn't a Tool for Removing Negative Reviews
EFF reports on a US court case an attempt to misuse copyright law to silence free speech and bad reviews
World NewsMiddle East openvpn logo
Update: Virtually useless
Egyptian ISPs block VPN traffic using deep packet inspection
EU NewsWest Europe

11th Oct
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The End Game for European Upload Filtering Approaches
The EU is considering forcing websites to vet uploaded content for pirated material. Of course only the media giants have the capability to do this and so the smaller players would be killed (probably as intended)
Australia NewsAussie News

10th Oct
eros banking
Extract Discriminatory bankers
Australian banks suddenly start refusing bank accounts to adult businesses
World NewsMiddle East Ofcom logo
Update: An unbalanced complaint
Ofcom clears an Al Jazeera documentary which revealed political plotting at the Israeli Embassy in London
World NewsEast Europe

9th Oct
russia today international logo
The Propaganda Curtain
As pressure on the Russian propaganda channel RT mounts, Russians speak of banning the US fake news channel, CNN
World NewsAsia Pacific

6th Oct
zunar sapuman man of steal
Update: Nerves of Steal
Malaysian government bans the 11th political cartoon book by Zunar

Previous World

EU NewsWest Europe

4th Oct
Licensed to monopolise
Norway considers scrapping its cinema licensing law to remove local authority control that is hindering free expression
South AsiaSouth Asia

3rd Oct
Update: Blade Runner 2049
India's censor droids show no empathy for the human desire to enjoy a bit of nudity
EU NewsWest Europe
Who'd want to be a part of a country like that?
Catalonian voters weren't only brutalised by Spanish police they were also attacked by Spanish internet censors
US NewsUS News
Offsite Article: Art in a dog eat dog world
By bowing to the braying internet mob, the Guggenheim forgot its purpose. By Rupert Myers
EU NewsWest Europe

2nd Oct
Update: Hate speech and anything else the authorities don't like
New law comes into force in Germany requiring social media to delete 'hate speech' within 24 hours
World NewsAsia Pacific
Offsite Article: An army of at least 2 million internet censors
In a glass tower in a trendy part of China's eastern city of Tianjin, hundreds of young people sit in front of computer screens, scouring the internet for videos and messages that run counter to Communist Party doctrine
World NewsEast Europe

1st Oct
Update: Burning passions
Russian christians still getting wound up by the film Matilda

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World Censors Index Australia:  Film Classification Board
China:  SARFT State Adminstration of Radio, Film and Television
Germany:  Video & Game Censorship
Hong Kong:  Home of Category III
India:  CBFC Central Board of Film Certification
Ireland:  IFCO Irish Film Classification Office
Italy:  Film Censorship Committee
Japan:  Eirin Eiga Rinri Iinkai (Film Classification and Rating Committee)
Malta:  Board of Film and Stage Classification
New Zealand:  OFLC Office of Film and Literature Classification
Pakistan:  CBFC Central Board of Film Certification
Singapore:  MDA Media Development Authority
South Africa:  FPB Film and Publications Board
Thailand:  Ministry of Censorial Culture
UAE:  NMC National Media Council
USA:  ESRB Entertainment Software Ratings Board
USA:  MPAA The Motion Picture Association of America


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