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18th Jul
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Thai government proposes extreme measures to control phone users and social media companies

16th Jul
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Crazed Indian film censor bans the use of the word 'cow'
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Offsite Article: Over blocking
China moves towards banning VPNs use to circumvent internet blocking but say that this is not a total ban on all VPNs

12th Jul
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Jung Yoon-Suk's documentary Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno tells the story of the arrest of the band's producer after posting controversial tweets.

7th Jul
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Offsite Article: The Europe-wide assault on internet freedom
With clampdowns on Islamists and xenophobes, free speech online is under threat. By Naomi Firshtstaff
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4th Jul
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Censorship on demand
China bans homosexuality, prostitution and drug addiction from online videos
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30th Jun
Criminal Girls: Invite Only
Censor doesn't obtain consent before violating the rights of gamers
The New Zealand film censor bans the video game, Criminal Girls: Invite Only
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Update: Censor first, and there's no point asking questions later
Germany passes law requiring social media websites to immediately censor on request

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28th Jun
Throwing cold water on porn
Ghana TV censor tells TV companies to stop broadcasting porn
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23rd Jun
Update: Unfriending Terrorists
Facebook announces measures to prevent terrorist related content
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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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