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News Saturday 10th April...

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South Asia
Unappealing film censorship
The Indian government has decided to disband the film censorship appeals board
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West Europe
Propaganda victory
Chinese propaganda channel CGTN works round Ofcom's ban and will now again be available across Europe
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US News
A gold star for Texas
Texas Senate passes a bill requiring social media companies to fully explain their censorship decisions and allow a legal route for appeals

News Wednesday 7th April...

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West Europe
Italy ends censorship of films on moral and religious grounds
Filmmakers will instead self classify their own movies with age ratings
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Paperback -- Special Edition, 1 Jan. 2010
US News
US libraries release their annual list of most complained about books
Complaints about divisive racism oust the usual complaints about gay propaganda for children
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East Europe
Updated: Tweet that!
Twitter has to decide whether to bow to Russian internet censors


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News Monday 29th March...

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Asia Pacific
Best Short Docmentary
Hong Kong bans broadcast of the Oscars Award Ceremony as China is sensitive about a nominated film about the Hong Kong democracy protests
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Updated: A censorship mystery
The Australian Censorship Board has banned the video game Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
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West Europe
Sexual Expression is Being Banned Online
Free Speech Coalition Europe petitions the EU about considering the rights of sex workers in upcoming internet censorship laws

News Saturday 27th March...

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Three artworks taken down in Canberra gallery due to Chinese complaints







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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
  Censorship History

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