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Russia violated the right to liberty and security
European Court censures Russia for the inhuman and degrading treatment of Pussy Riot protesters

News Saturday 21st July...

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Qatar censors The New York Times as it highlights the difficulties faced by the Qatar LGBT community
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Updated: If we tax essentials like water, why not social media?
Uganda introduces a significant tax on social media usage


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EU NewsWest Europe

20th Jul
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Gambling on repression
Poland ratchets up the oppression of internet users by requiring ISPs to snitch on attempts to access banned websites
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Updated: EFF Asks Court to Block Enforcement of FOSTA While Lawsuit Proceeds
Law Is Causing Online Censorship and Removal of Protected Speech
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19th Jul
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Angry art
Threatening image of Donald Trump quickly taken down in Portland, Oregon
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Sikhs threaten to protest against a Sunny Leone bio pic because of her real name
World NewsMiddle East

18th Jul
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Facebook Law
Israel set to adopt a new internet censorship law
EU NewsWest Europe

17th Jul
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A milion Europeans opposed the link tax and copyright machines
A Key Victory Against European Copyright Filters and Link Taxes - But What's Next?
Australia NewsAussie News

14th Jul
We Happy Few
Updated: Appeal board overturns ban on We Happy Few
Whilst developers show a little sympathy for Australia's embarrassed games censors... they're just saddled with crap rules
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The offensive arms trade
Megan Markle attracts a little more coverage in Saudi Arabia
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Offsite Article: 100 years of film censorship in India
A full century after the Cinematograph Act of 1918, cinema and censorship still share a close, uncomfortable relationship. By Uday Bhatia
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Saving the U.N. Internet Resolution from sharks circling in Geneva
Now the US has pulled out of the UN Human Rights Council its direction accelerates away from human rights
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Blocking apps as well as content
Russia's State Duma has adopted a draft law that aims to tackle apps through which pirated content is distributed
World NewsEast Europe

13th Jul
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The voluntary sector
Russia calls on volunteers to snitch on websites
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Offsite Article: How 1970s erotic cinema helped shape modern Spain
Living in a dictatorship really made Spaniards appreciate the ending of film censorship in 1977. By Jesse Barker
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A Forgotten Spring
Egypt's Draconian New Cybercrime Bill Will Only Increase Censorship
Australia NewsAussie News

11th Jul
R18+ banned
Australian government considers relaxing drug laws...sort of
In light of Australian games censorship rules by overturned by the appeals board, the government is now considering 'modernising' its games censorship rules
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EFF Sues to Invalidate the US internet censorship law FOSTA
By demonstrating that legitimate businesses are being unconstitutionally censored
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Unbelievable censorship
Censorship prevails in a Pennsylvania court supporting a transport company who claim that just the mention of the word 'atheists' is somehow controversial
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9th Jul
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A Tweetathon demanding an end to the taxing of social media in Uganda
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All bets are off
French gaming authority decides that loot boxes are not gambling
EU NewsWest Europe

8th Jul
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What can the Copyright Directive vote tell us about the state of digital rights?
An excellent summary of the issues leading to the EU disgracefully proposing internet censorship for the benefit of mostly American media corporations
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Blog off!
Tanzania's extortionate registration free makes blogging impossible for anyone but the rich


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 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
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