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World Censorship

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



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Recent World

World NewsMiddle East

18th Feb
girgir banned cartoon
The wrong kind of 'free speech'
Turkish magazine closed down over cartoon deemed offensive
EU NewsWest Europe

17th Feb
European Parliament logo
But western lifestyles are said to provoke terrorists
The European parliament adopts EU Directive requiring most member states to remove or block material deemed to provoke terrorism
US NewsUS News US Senate
Update: A handle on your private life
US lawmaker introduces bill to force visa applicants to identify their social media accounts
South AsiaSouth Asia

16th Feb
Poster Moonlight 2016 Barry Jenkins
Is it politically correct to censor the language of the American African community?
Moonlight has been significantly cut by the Indian film censors for an Adults only 'A' rating
Australia NewsAussie News

15th Feb
wicked campervans on politicans
Update: Miserable Queensland
Australian state bans Wicked Campervans' humorous slogans
US NewsUS News

14th Feb
facebook login
Deep profiling
US immigration is beyond checking publicly available Facebook profiles, it is now considering demanding your passwords before granting a visa
South AsiaSouth Asia Poster Jolly Llb 2 2017 Subhash Kapoor
Don't mention the Kashmir
Pakistan film censors ban another Indian Movie, Jolly LLB 2
World NewsAsia Pacific

11th Feb
Vietnam flag
But still the censorship is gratuitous
Vietnam introduces a new film censorship process with 4 ratings available

Previous World

EU NewsWest Europe

8th Feb
Virtually no borders
The EU takes a rare break from generating crap laws and firms up on proposals to require video streaming services to be available to all of the EU
South AsiaSouth Asia

7th Feb
Wrong type of baddies
Pakistan bans Indian action film Raees for its depiction of muslim terrorists
World NewsAsia Pacific

5th Feb
Offsite Article: Asking the right questions
New Zealand film censors commission survey to find that there is widespread public concern about content such as sex and violence in entertainment media, particularly amongst parents
South AsiaSouth Asia

4th Feb
Based on fake historical facts
Indian film censors do a bit of fact checking and ask film makers to remove a promotional claim

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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