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News Monday 19th October...

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Offsite Article: I was an ordinary 20-year-old. Now I'm a target of the Chinese state
Australian student Drew Pavlou says he's been assaulted, suspended from university and harassed online for speaking out against the Chinese regime. By Paddy Hannam

News Sunday 18th October...

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Grown up thinking
Adelaide Film Festival screens controversial movie The Trouble with Being Born


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

News Saturday 17th October...

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Asia Pacific
Thailand's military rulers turn to censorship to counter pro-democracy protests
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Offsite Article: Showcasing Google News
Google won't let Australia have a new news service unless it backs off from search engine licensing fees

News Friday 16th October...

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US News
Updated: Social media influence
Facebook and Twitter censors an expose of Hunter Biden seemingly in support of Joe Biden's election campaign

News Wednesday 14th October...

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West Europe
The Chinese Empire
China censors French Museum over wrong think about Genghis Khan

News Monday 12th October...

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West Europe
Big guns vs big tech
EU arms up against US internet giants

News Sunday 11th October...

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West Europe
Offsite Article: Challenging UK state snooping
The CJEU has ruled to prevent national legislation from ordering telecommunication companies to transfer data in a general and indiscriminate manner to security agencies, even for purposes of national security

News Tuesday 6th October...

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Middle East
No Turkish friends
Facebook takes on the Turkish government about new internet censorship requirements

News Monday 5th October...

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West Europe
Offsite Article: Twitting on users
Politico reports on German moves to force social media platforms to proactively report hate speech to the government

News Sunday 4th October...

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Offsite Article: How Grand Theft Auto 4 Was Censored For Australia
Grand Theft Auto 4's Australian version was altered by Rockstar to fit the country's censorship requirements. Here's everything changed for the Auzzie release. By Camden Jones







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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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