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News Sunday 26th March...

Australia NewsAussie News Outlast Trinity
Updated: Outlast Outlawed
Australian censors ban Outlast 2 video game but then pass a cut version with an R18+ rating which will be distributed worldwide
World NewsMiddle East Poster Mawlana 2016 Magdy Ahmed Aly
Moralist Preacher
Lebanese film censor bans the Egyptian film Mawlana
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Elephants and Rooms
Germany's press regulator modifies censorship rules about reporting people's religion or ethnicity

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24th Mar
Cat Sick Blues DVD
Update: Cat Sick Blues
New Zealand film censors ban horror film rated 15 in Australia after the distributor refuses to implement cuts
World NewsAsia Pacific Poster Beauty and the Beast 2017 Bill Condon
Updated: Beastly homophobic film censors
Beauty and the Beast banned in Kuwait, effectively banned in Russia, and recently unbanned in Malaysai
World NewsAsia Pacific no fire zone  2017
Update: Siding with repression
Malaysia imprisons organiser of screening of No Fire Zone, a documentary banned at the behest of the sri Lankan authorities
US NewsUS News

22nd Mar
Deadpool DVD
Update: Unconstitutional censorship
Utah tries to defend its law that allowed it to ban a cinema from showing Deadpool
South AsiaSouth Asia

19th Mar
nice guys
Update: Ban happy chief censor
Indian film censor bans 77 films in a year
EU NewsWest Europe

17th Mar
european commission logo
Update: More EU nastiness
EU is getting heavy with internet giants who refuse to censor content that the EU does not like
South AsiaSouth Asia Pakistan flag
Update: Censorship via blasphemy
Pakistan is getting heavy with internet giants who refuse to censor content that Pakistan does not like
World NewsAsia Pacific

14th Mar
ladys flames
Update: Flaming row
Myanmar complains that a Thai TV drama insults its historic royalty
EU NewsWest Europe

11th Mar
European Parliament logo
Update: Linked to censorship
Leaked Report Slams European Link Tax and Upload Filtering Plans
World NewsAsia Pacific China flag
Update: Total thought control
China bans the sales of foreign books without the express approval of the state
Australia NewsAussie News bill leak cartoon
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Bill Leak: a free-speech hero. Brendan O'Neill pays tribute to the great Australian cartoonist

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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