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Nashville library offers ‘I read banned books’ library cards

Last year, there were 729 challenges to library, school and university materials and services, according to the American Library Association. Photo: The Nashville Public Library’s banned books library…

Updated: Chris Hedges and Abby Martin: The latest YouTube ‘Disappeared’ Victims

Don’t dare say that Hedges and Martin were ‘deplatformed.’ The entire archives of their RT programs were erased from YouTube. ADDED Below: The Progressive Misleadership Class (w/ Chris…

Hair: The musical that ‘changed theatre forever’

On 27 September 1968, with the opening of Hair, the curtain fell on centuries of theatre censorship. Photo: 27 September 2018 | Sarah Lee | BBC News On…

Google announces moves to censor RT and Sputnik (2017)

Congressional hearings on “extremist content” on the internet were replete with demands for social media companies to take decisive action in censoring “harmful content.” 21 NOVEMBER 2017 HAWKINS…

Quebec: Court upholds fines to theatres where stage actors smoked during performances

They argued Quebec’s ban on indoor smoking goes too far, because it forbids actors seeking to capture a play’s essence from smoking even prop cigarettes onstage. 10 November…

Actress Zhao Wei removed from Chinese ‘internet’

It is bizarrely easy for authorities to ‘remove’ material from the Chinese ‘internet.’ Offending material can disappear within seconds of being posted. Or, as in this case, retroactively….

Obituary: William G. Clotworthy, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Censor (95)

A self-described “professional square,” he fell in love with the show, and worked with its writers to tweak questionable material. Cast members called him “Dr. No.” Photo: William…

Hong Kong to Censor, Retroactively Ban Films

Photo: ANTHONY KWAN/GETTY IMAGES The proposed Film Censorship Ordinance gives the city’s censors wider powers and increases the maximum jail sentence to three years for illegal screenings. 24…

The political history of dubbing in films

Photo: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Sergio Leone is a classic example of dubbed post-war European film. Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy As an English-speaker in Europe I…

Apple Daily Diary: The end of ‘free’ journalism in Hong Kong?

Photo: Lam Man-chung, executive editor-in-chief of Apple Daily, applauds colleagues on the paper’s last day. Photograph: Lam Yik/Reuters 27 June 2021 | Anonymous | Guardian A Hong Kong police national security…

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper vows to carry on following ‘clampdown’

More trouble at Jimmy Lai’s Hong Kong newspaper with the arrest of Chan Pui-man for allegedly violating National Security Law. 18 June 2021 | Staff | Apple Daily…

Florida high school alters 80 yearbook photos to mask cleavage

Photo: Freshman Riley O’Keefe’s yearbook photo was edited to cover more of her chest. Dozens of other female students’ images were also altered. 25 May 2021 | Christina…

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