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News Tuesday 19th September...

World NewsMiddle East aljazeera on snapchat
Silencing Middle Eastern news
Saudi bans Al Jazzera from appearing on Snapchat app
EU NewsWest Europe greek mep on brexitjpg
Updated: Offensive to Eurocrats
EU bans greek cartoonists from exhibition celebrating 60 years of the European Union

World Censorship

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



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World NewsAsia Pacific

17th Sep
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Ministering social development
Interview with a new chief censor: how to ban a video game in New Zealand
EU NewsWest Europe

16th Sep
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Update: Upload blocking
EU set to release censorship demands for internet companies to proactively block uploads of copyrighted material
South AsiaSouth Asia

15th Sep
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Updated: Lamb of gods
Australian lamb marketing advert offends the easily offended
US NewsUS News Electronic Frontier Foundation
Another US Congress attempt to censor the internet in the name of restricting sex trafficking
World NewsEast Europe

14th Sep
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Update: Culture of religious violence
Russian minister steps in to try and deter christians from threatening violence against cinemas showing the movie Matilda
Australia NewsAussie News

13th Sep
Sydney Film Festival recommends
Playground, depicting a murder along the lines of James Bulger, and Kuso, with something to offend everyone
World NewsAsia Pacific david shanks oflc
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: But not quite sure if anyone is listening
After 90 days in the role of Chief Censor, I have been pausing for a moment to reflect on what the role means, and where it might be headed. By David Shanks, chief censor at New Zealand's OFLC
South AsiaSouth Asia

12th Sep
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Update: CBFC assassins
Another Hollywood film suffers cuts at the hands of the new film censor

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South AsiaSouth Asia

10th Sep
Updated: BUT...the idea proved a bit too much for Indians to bear
India's new film censor had hoped to pass IT uncut with the word 'motherfucker' being allowed for the first time
South AsiaSouth Asia
Update: Welcome to the X Zone
India's film censors still quick to ban films, dashing recent hopes of the new film censor bringing with him a more grownup approach
US NewsUS News

8th Sep
Update: Lipstick Under my Burkha
Indian film ban helps make a film a 'super hit' in India and then helps get a theatrical release in the US
US NewsUS News

7th Sep
Update: Stop YouTube from banning the Bible
US catholic church becomes an early victim of YouTube's censorship of anything politically incorrect
Africa NewsAfrica News
Update: Nobody expects the Ugandan Inquisition
Uganda's crazed 'ethics' minister and witchfinder general sets up a porn control committee to go and seek out porn users and sellers
World NewsEast Europe
Offsite Article: Censorship is good for us
Somehow the Russian government has persuaded many of its citizens to avoid websites and social media platforms that are critical of the government, a new study has found.
US NewsUS News
Offsite Article: Sony puts an end to its 'clean version' initiative for home video
Yippee-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon! The down and dirty history of clean movies. By Alissa Wilkinson
EU NewsWest Europe

6th Sep
I'd like to complain about the lack of complaints
A minimalist Annual Report from Ireland's film censorship office revealed that it received just 14 complaints about classifications
World NewsAsia Pacific
Cleansed words
BBC pulls out of Burmese TV as it is banned from using the word 'Rohingya'
US NewsUS News

3rd Sep
Extract: Scarlett with embarrassment
Gone with the Wind dropped from traditional annual screening as America's past becomes a PC unmentionable

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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


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