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News Sunday 19th November...

EU NewsWest Europe poland nationalists march
It's a hard job being an algorithm
Facebook gets in a censorship mess over whether news picture of Poland's marches are incendiary or newsworthy
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily 89
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Dogs, Kingsman: The Golden Circle
World NewsMiddle East pink life queerfest logo
Homophobic sensitivities
After banning gay film festival, Ankara officials have banned all gay events until further notice

World Censorship

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18th Nov
Poster Disaster Artist 2017 James Franco
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
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EU NewsWest Europe

17th Nov
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Failing politicians love fake news, they think it is something to blame their failure on
And the EU loves fake news a lot! And so it is setting up a new censorship body to find even more of it
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Les Hommes Du Feu 2017 Pierre Jolivet
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions

16th Nov
Poster 12 Strong 2018 Nicolai Fuglsig
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
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EU NewsWest Europe EU flag
More EU censorship legislation for the benefit of multinational companies
The European Union enacts new regulation enabling the blocking of websites without judicial oversight
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily buena vista social club adios
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
World NewsWorld News

15th Nov
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Freedom On the Net 2017
Freedom house reports on the international emergence of new censorship trends such as employing social media discussion manipulators
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Kangaroo 2017 Kate Mcintyre Clere and Michael
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
UK NewsUK News

14th Nov
"Lady Chatterley's Lover" Trial: Regina Versus Penguin Books, Ltd.
Obituary: Jeremy Hutchinson
Barrister who notably defended Lady Chatterley's Love in precedent setting obscenity trial
Australia NewsAussie News

13th Nov
Silencing Dissent: How the Australian government is controlling public opinion and stifling debate
Australian puppets dance for their Chinese masters
Chinese pressure, or fear of Chinese pressure, gets an Australian book dropped by Australian publishers

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World NewsMiddle East

12th Nov
Theatre censors
Israel shuts down the Palestinian National Theatre
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
EU NewsWest Europe

11th Nov
Siding with the powerful and oppressive
Disgraceful European Council members seek to restrict internet users from the freedom to express themselves on the internet
World NewsEast Europe
Propaganda war
The US requires the Russian propaganda channel RT to register as a 'foreign agent'
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions

10th Nov
What the fuck!
Canadian TV censor clears the use of the word 'fuck' on daytime French language TV and radio
World NewsEast Europe
Updated: Virtual Prohibited Networks
New Russian law takes effect demanding that VPNs block websites on the censor's block list

9th Nov
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
Africa NewsAfrica News

8th Nov
Updated Censors have a crush on homophobia
Kenya bans Disney TV show Andi Mack, citing homosexuality
EU NewsWest Europe

7th Nov
The 6th pillar of islam
Charlie Hebdo receives a death threat over its latest front cover
UK NewsUK News
Political fare
TfL orders the removal of 'Free Balochistan' adverts from London cabs
Africa NewsAfrica News
Censorship doesn't come cheap you know!
South African advert censor seeks to raise funding in an industry levy
World NewsAsia Pacific

6th Nov
High hopes
Burma lawmakers are preparing an update to film censorship law
Africa NewsAfrica News
Super villains
Islamist paramilitary group puts a stop to Libya's 2nd Comic Con
EU NewsWest Europe

5th Nov
Transcending bare offence
Catholic school whinges at film poster featuring a transvestite and some trivial nudity

4th Nov
Patently sensible
US court overrules Canada's Supreme Court who demanded that Google delist various websites from worldwide search
Africa NewsAfrica News

3rd Nov
Gay pride
Kenyan film censor makes a public embarrassment of himself over gay lions
World NewsAsia Pacific

2nd Nov
Remember the Golden Age of Porn?
New Zealand's chief censor notes that decline in porn and mainstream DVDs in the country has led to revenue dropping by half and therefore redundancies
Porn not to blame for public health issues
Researchers discuss the issues behind a motion in the Canadian parliament to declare porn to be a public health crisis

1st Nov
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
Trouble in Paradise
Sculptor harassed by easily offended locals and then prosecuted in the Cayman Islands
EU NewsWest Europe

31st Oct
Offsite Article: Planting malware to break message encryption
Why you should know about Germany's new surveillance law. By Sara Bundtzen
EU NewsWest Europe

30th Oct
Wolfenstein II de-tached
Video game cuts detailed for the German release
World NewsAsia Pacific

27th Oct
Huge disappointment
Thai king's cremation finale blocked from being shown on local TV

25th Oct
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
Africa NewsAfrica News

24th Oct
Offsite Article: The off switch
While countries in the Middle East and China employ firewalls and block virtual private networks to control web access, leaders in Africa increasingly prefer the blunter instrument of outright outages
Australia NewsAussie News

22nd Oct
Mellowing with age
Australian Classification Review Board downrates Jigsaw from 18 to 15
Australia NewsAussie News

21st Oct
Logo censors
Australian Government Wants to Give Satire The Boot
UK NewsUK News

20th Oct
Tom Watson attacks witty adverts for Russian propaganda channel RT
Politicians need to face up to their own failure to look after the jobs and prospects of people and not blame their unpopularity on silly distractions like Russian propaganda
Australia NewsAussie News

19th Oct
Call of Duty WWII
Games distributors in Australia made cuts to delete reference to sexual threat from the games censor's advice
World NewsAsia Pacific

18th Oct
Censorship body
League of Legends video game censored in South Korea
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions

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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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