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14th Jul
Poster Mamma Mia Here We Go Again 2018 Ol Parker
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Dead Shack, Nocturne
Australia NewsAussie News 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: 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
World NewsEast Europe Russian Duma logo
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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

13th Jul
Poster Damascus Cover 2018 Daniel Zelik Berk
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Latest classification decisions
World NewsEast Europe politician vladimir kolokoltsev
The voluntary sector
Russia calls on volunteers to snitch on websites
Africa NewsAfrica News Uganda flag
Updated: If we tax essentials like water, why not social media?
Uganda introduces a significant tax on social media usage
EU NewsWest Europe Poster Las Erticas Vacaciones De Stela 1978 Zacaras Urbiola
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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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Offsite Article: A Forgotten Spring
Egypt's Draconian New Cybercrime Bill Will Only Increase Censorship

12th Jul
Poster Blackkklansman 2018 Spike Lee
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions

11th Jul
Poster Juliet Naked 2018 Jesse Peretz
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Zimna Wojna 2018 Pawel Pawlikowski
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Australia NewsAussie News 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
EU NewsWest Europe

9th Jul
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All bets are off
French gaming authority decides that loot boxes are not gambling

8th Jul
Poster Generation Wealth 2018 Lauren Greenfield
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Ready Player One
EU NewsWest Europe European Parliament logo
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
Africa NewsAfrica News Tanzania flag
Blog off!
Tanzania's extortionate registration free makes blogging impossible for anyone but the rich

4th Jul
Poster Bodied 2017 Joseph Kahn
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
World NewsAsia Pacific place tencent global headquarters
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Offsite Article: The ultimate walled garden with 2 million employees to tend it
China has the world's most centralised internet system
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3rd Jul
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Nigerian film censor lights of a bonfire of the depravities
They'll all just have to come to Europe if they want to enjoy a little porn
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2nd Jul
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: British Council accused of censorship over Bahamas exhibition
Art, politics, slavery and Windrush prove a heady mix for diplomats
South AsiaSouth Asia

30th Jun
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Updated: Unstoppable Liberalism
Indian press note that the BBFC demanded cuts for a 12A rating for Race 3 but, was uncut in India with the same certificate


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 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
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 SouthAfrica   FPB Film and Publications Board
 Thailand   Ministry of Culture
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