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Update: Blocking unblocking
Russian government gets nasty with internet censorship circumvention services
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Beauty and the Beast 2017 Bill Condon
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Victim, The Autopsy of Jane Doe

World Censorship

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



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20th Apr
Poster Everything Everything 2017 Stella Meghie
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
MPAAMPAA Weekly Poster Despicable Me 3 2017 Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin  1
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
World NewsAsia Pacific

18th Apr
Great Firewall of China
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The key to censorship
China's precision censorship machine allows some controversial keywords, but blocks combinations of them
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Umi Yori Mo Mada Fukaku 2016 Hirokazu Koreeda
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Creep, Elle, I Drink Your Blood, Plague, Revenge in the House of Usher

17th Apr
Poster Fuglene Over Sundet 2016 Nicolo Donato
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Without Name, The Bye Bye Man, The Remains
World NewsAsia Pacific

14th Apr
oflc sexual violence
Targeted 'research'
New Zealand film censor surveys feminists, anti-sex work campaigners, police and academics to find that child protection issues re sexual violence in the media can be mitigated by extending film censorship to the internet
EU NewsWest Europe Germany flag
Running scared of popular opinion
Germany demands that people running small streaming channels on the likes of YouTube obtain broadcasting licences and submit to the associated state censorship
World NewsAsia Pacific amnesty international logo
Update: Contactless critics
Amnesty International slams Thailand for reaching new lows in restricting people's freedom
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Baby Driver 2017 Edgar Wright
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Alien Hunter, Lake Tomahawk, Oasis of the Zombies

12th Apr
Poster Breaking Brooklyn 2017 Paul Becker
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
EU NewsWest Europe

7th Apr
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Update: Censor first, no questions later
Germany approves plans to require social media to immediately censor posts that complainants do not like
World NewsAsia Pacific andrew jack
Jack's Off
New Zealand's government announces a new chief censor to replacement Andrew Jack
EU NewsWest Europe governmet germany logo
Fake Blame
Germany set to alter copyright law that currently prevents the offering of public WiFi

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5th Apr
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
Australia NewsAussie News

1st Apr
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
South AsiaSouth Asia

28th Mar
Update: Trans censors
India's film censors ban The Danish Girl from TV broadcast
World NewsMiddle East

26th Mar
Moralist Preacher
Lebanese film censor bans the Egyptian film Mawlana
EU NewsWest Europe
Elephants and Rooms
Germany's press regulator modifies censorship rules about reporting people's religion or ethnicity
World NewsAsia Pacific

24th Mar
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
Updated: Beastly homophobic film censors
Beauty and the Beast banned in Kuwait, effectively banned in Russia, and recently unbanned in Malaysai
World NewsAsia Pacific
Update: Siding with repression
Malaysia imprisons organiser of screening of No Fire Zone, a documentary banned at the behest of the sri Lankan authorities
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