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News Sunday 26th March...

Australia NewsAussie News Outlast Trinity
Updated: Outlast Outlawed
Australian censors ban Outlast 2 video game but then pass a cut version with an R18+ rating which will be distributed worldwide
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily letters from baghdad
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
World NewsMiddle East Poster Mawlana 2016 Magdy Ahmed Aly
Moralist Preacher
Lebanese film censor bans the Egyptian film Mawlana
EU NewsWest Europe presserat logo
Elephants and Rooms
Germany's press regulator modifies censorship rules about reporting people's religion or ethnicity

World Censorship

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World NewsAsia Pacific

24th Mar
Cat Sick Blues DVD
Update: Cat Sick Blues
New Zealand film censors ban horror film rated 15 in Australia after the distributor refuses to implement cuts
World NewsAsia Pacific Poster Beauty and the Beast 2017 Bill Condon
Updated: Beastly homophobic film censors
Beauty and the Beast banned in Kuwait, effectively banned in Russia, and recently unbanned in Malaysai
World NewsAsia Pacific no fire zone  2017
Update: Siding with repression
Malaysia imprisons organiser of screening of No Fire Zone, a documentary banned at the behest of the sri Lankan authorities
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Ahgassi 2016 Chanwook Park
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
MPAAMPAA Weekly Poster Army Dog 2015 Ezra Kemp
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily

22nd Mar
Poster Dao Khanong 2016 Anocha Suwichakornpong
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
South AsiaSouth Asia

19th Mar
nice guys
Update: Ban happy chief censor
Indian film censor bans 77 films in a year
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Logan 2017 James Mangold
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
EU NewsWest Europe

17th Mar
european commission logo
Update: More EU nastiness
EU is getting heavy with internet giants who refuse to censor content that the EU does not like
South AsiaSouth Asia Pakistan flag
Update: Censorship via blasphemy
Pakistan is getting heavy with internet giants who refuse to censor content that Pakistan does not like
MPAAMPAA Weekly Poster 1040 Not So Ez 2017 David Nguyen
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
World NewsAsia Pacific

14th Mar
ladys flames
Update: Flaming row
Myanmar complains that a Thai TV drama insults its historic royalty
EU NewsWest Europe

11th Mar
European Parliament logo
Update: Linked to censorship
Leaked Report Slams European Link Tax and Upload Filtering Plans
World NewsAsia Pacific China flag
Update: Total thought control
China bans the sales of foreign books without the express approval of the state
Australia NewsAussie News bill leak cartoon
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Obituary: Bill Leak
Bill Leak: a free-speech hero. Brendan O'Neill pays tribute to the great Australian cartoonist

Previous World

   
South AsiaSouth Asia

9th Mar
Hot under the collar
Indian film censors criticised by Amnesty International for their anti-gay ban of Lipstick Under My Burkha
South AsiaSouth Asia

8th Mar
Update: No Darker
Indian film censors of the CBFC ban Fifty Shades Darker
South AsiaSouth Asia
Update: Derogatory censorship
India's film censors re-affirm their ban of the gay film Ka Bodyscapes.
World NewsEast Europe

6th Mar
Ugly attitudes
A Russian MP and a US theatre owner take action against a gay subplot in the remake of Beauty and the Beast
UK NewsUK News

3rd Mar
Extract: Fake morality campaigns
How officials use anti-smoking, anti-drink, public-health 'charities' as a front for authoritarianism. By Christopher Snowdon
World NewsAsia Pacific

1st Mar
Last in the world
Japan criminalises the possession of child porn
MPAAMPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
EU NewsWest Europe

27th Feb
It is a dark day when citizens are banned from knowing what was said by their own representatives
European Parliament introduces measures to censor speeches deemed racist by the chair
World NewsAsia Pacific
Update: Not a threat
Metallica censored in China
UK NewsUK News

25th Feb
Offsite Article: Censorship and art don't mix
Galleries must be free to exhibit offensive, even bigoted, work. By Tessa Mayes
EU NewsWest Europe
Offsite Article: Scary or chalenging?
Why French children's books might keep grown ups awake at night. By Rose Trigg
MPAAMPAA Weekly

23rd Feb
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