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News Tuesday 22nd January...

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Updated: Then they came for the VPNs
Indian ISP starts blocking websites of VPN providers

News Monday 21st January...

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Distant friends
Russian internet censor takes Facebook and Twitter to court over access to user data


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

News Sunday 20th January...

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Censorship ring
Male TV stars' earrings censored on Chinese Netflix

News Saturday 19th January...

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Hollywood held at bay
MEP Julia Reda reports that several nations are fighting for the livelihoods of Europeans by resisting the EU's disgraceful link tax and censorship machines law
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Divisive politics
Arizona politicians propose a one off 20 dollar tax on accessing internet porn with the proceeds going to help Trump build his border wall
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Russia unliked and unfriended
Facebook censors the Russian propaganda news service Sputnik

News Friday 18th January...

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Shonibar Bikel
Bangladesh film censor bans movie based on a terrorist attack claiming that it would damage the country's reputation

News Friday 18th January...

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Closed society
India's proposals for the censorship of social media do not go down well
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Perhaps the BBFC and UK government should take note
Indians find ways around the country's attempts to block internet porn

News Thursday 17th January...

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Netflix flux
Indian internet TV companies introduce self censorship rules

News Wednesday 16th January...

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Extract: More from the red tape monstrosity that calls itself the EU
Europe's proposed regulation on online extremism endangers freedom of expression. A statement by Index on Censorship

News Tuesday 15th January...

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And they wonder why Brits are so keen to leave
The EU is bent on destroying the livelihoods of European creators in favour of handing over control and money making on the internet to US media giants

News Sunday 13th January...

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The right to be partially forgotten
European Court of Justice moves towards limiting censorship via the 'right to be forgotten' to the EU
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Taxed, throttled or thrown in jail
Africa's new internet paradigm

News Friday 11th January...

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Tit for tat
Russia responds to Ofcom investigation of propaganda channel RT by investigating the BBC propaganda channel
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Facing off the state censor
Facebook refuses to bow to Vietnam's repressive new internet censorship law

News Monday 7th January...

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Virtually complete repression
China fines internet user for using a VPN to elude state censorship


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 Australia   Film Classification Board
 China   State Administration 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   Eiga Rinri Iinkai Film Classification & Rating Committee
 Malta   Board of Film and Stage Classification
 NewZealand   OFLC Office of Film & Literature Classification
 Pakistan   CBFC Central Board of Film Certification
 Singapore   MDA Media Development Authority
 SouthAfrica   FPB Film and Publications Board
 Thailand   Ministry of Culture
 UAE   NMC National Media Council
 USA   ESRB Entertainment Software Ratings Board
 USA   MPAA  Motion Picture Association of America

 World Press Censorship   2014 Discontinued
 World Film Censorship   2008 Discontinued
 World Campaigns   Campaigns and Petitions
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