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#Censorship

From TheJournal.ie Calls for repeal of Censorship Act following cancellation of drag storytelling event Freedom Of Speech

Calls for repeal of Censorship Act following cancellation of drag storytelling event

The coalition has called for the act to be repealed “in the name of personal freedom and mutual respect.”

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would Facebook's moderation policies put you off using it? Social Media Giant This post contains a poll

Poll: Would Facebook's moderation policies put you off using it?

Channel 4 sent an undercover reporter into Facebook’s offices to get an insight about how it makes decisions on what to delete.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why tech experts think the EU's proposed copyright law will 'screw up the whole internet' Filtering

Explainer: Why tech experts think the EU's proposed copyright law will 'screw up the whole internet'

Internet users have been warned that even their beloved memes are at risk.

From TheJournal.ie Eurovision ends contract with Chinese broadcaster after it didn't show Irish entry Not Together This post contains videos

Eurovision ends contract with Chinese broadcaster after it didn't show Irish entry

The performance featured two men dancing on stage.

From TheJournal.ie 'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp Censorship

'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp

Afghan authorities said that it was just “testing new technologies” when explaining the reasons for the ban.

From TheJournal.ie In the 21 years since Playboy hit Irish shelves, the mag has featured Rosanna Davison and Danny Healy-Rae Separate Appearances

In the 21 years since Playboy hit Irish shelves, the mag has featured Rosanna Davison and Danny Healy-Rae

Playboy magazine lost its founder this week with the death of Hugh Hefner.

From TheJournal.ie Leaked documents 'show Facebook's secret censorship rules' Ira Comments

Leaked documents 'show Facebook's secret censorship rules'

The Guardian has published documents which claim to reveal what posts are and aren’t allowed on Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Lost in translation: Russian TV cuts unflattering Putin mention from hit US show Don't Mention The War

Lost in translation: Russian TV cuts unflattering Putin mention from hit US show

The Russian TV station changed the script so as to not insult Putin.

From TheJournal.ie Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend' Read Me

Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'

Comedians are at the forefront of a battle against an assault on free speech, writes Seán Connolly.

From TheJournal.ie Filmmakers order to cut Bollywood scenes that poked fun at lawyers Censorship Board

Filmmakers order to cut Bollywood scenes that poked fun at lawyers

The ruling was over the comedy-drama JollyLLB 2.

From TheJournal.ie Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill Great Firewall

Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill

The law bans anything that damages national honour or disturbs economic or social order.

From TheJournal.ie Artist who made kayak shaped like her vagina is convicted in obscenity trial Japan

Artist who made kayak shaped like her vagina is convicted in obscenity trial

Megumi Igarashi said she will fight the charges.

From TheJournal.ie Church restricts release of gay film in Italy branding it 'indecent' Censorship Row

Church restricts release of gay film in Italy branding it 'indecent'

The film was shunned by more than 1,100 cinemas which are owned by the Church.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong booksellers remain missing as mysterious letter emerges Hong Kong

Hong Kong booksellers remain missing as mysterious letter emerges

The men are feared detained by Chinese authorities.

From TheJournal.ie This guy is trolling Christmas itself with his controversial zombie nativity scene Happy Un-holy-days
From TheJournal.ie Denis O’Brien has asked another website to remove an article Busy

Denis O’Brien has asked another website to remove an article

Waterford Whispers yesterday removed an article after receiving a letter from O’Brien’s legal team.

From TheJournal.ie India banned internet porn on Saturday, then unbanned it 48 hours later CTRL ALT DEL

India banned internet porn on Saturday, then unbanned it 48 hours later

“There’s no thinking behind the decision,” said one expert.

From TheJournal.ie Nude painting of NCAD professor removed from student's exhibition Censorship

Nude painting of NCAD professor removed from student's exhibition

The student says he felt pressured into making the decision.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video Censored

WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video

“My rights have been trampled upon, my freedom of expression has been trampled upon.”

From TheJournal.ie Broadcasters who take a position on the marriage referendum may be taken off air Off The Air

Broadcasters who take a position on the marriage referendum may be taken off air

“This is not just a political issue, it’s my life.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website Censorship

'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website

The BBC is complaining to Chinese authorities about the blocking.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom Censorship

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom

A censorship order sought and secured by the Australian government sets a precedent for all common law countries – including Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Here's Wikileaks' latest revelation - about an "unprecedented" gagging order Superinjunction

Here's Wikileaks' latest revelation - about an "unprecedented" gagging order

The orgnaisation promised a big announcement last night. Here’s what it’s about.

China wants to censor a giant inflatable toad

This is a thing that is happening.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box Right To Be Forgotten

Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box

The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the 'pro-gay' kids books Singapore is clamping down on Rated R

Here are the 'pro-gay' kids books Singapore is clamping down on

A penguin with two dads, children adopted from China, and an American favourite.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the "goodest"* country in the world Very Good

Ireland is the "goodest"* country in the world

*Yes, we know.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM Tweet Tweet

Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM

The social network was highlighting corruption allegations against the Prime Minister’s inner circle.

From TheJournal.ie New Censorship Board being put together...solely to deal with Alan Shatter's 'Laura' X Rated

New Censorship Board being put together...solely to deal with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

The board have not met since June 2008 and its future is being considered by the Government.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube Censorship

Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week that the government was considering shutting down Facebook and youTube in a bid to prevent secretly wiretapped recordings from being leaked.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish government heavily criticised after passing "Orwellian" internet laws Freedom Of Expression

Turkish government heavily criticised after passing "Orwellian" internet laws

The new law will allow the Turkish government to block access to websites and request users’ communications and traffic information from providers without a court order.

From TheJournal.ie Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill Panti Bliss

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill

The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?

From TheJournal.ie Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura' Censorship

Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

And everyone struggled to keep a straight face in the Dáil this morning…

From TheJournal.ie China orders internet users to use real names for video uploads Censorship

China orders internet users to use real names for video uploads

Rights groups have criticised the move saying it allows the Chinese government to further control freedom of expression.

From TheJournal.ie China has blocked its citizens from reading the Guardian Censorship

China has blocked its citizens from reading the Guardian

It is not clear why the move was taken as there has been little written about the country in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss Freedom Of Speech

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss

Eric Schmidt believes that better encryption methods will help prevent governments from restricting freedom of expression.

Mum urges her son’s Facebook friends to stop posting sexy selfies

We’re scarlet, SCARLET.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well

Ireland has bent over backwards to accommodate the wishes of copyright holders by blocking file-sharing websites – but there isn’t as much effort put into the voluntary blocking of child porn, such as exists in the UK or Norway, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie You'll be able to read Alan Shatter's novel from next week Laura

You'll be able to read Alan Shatter's novel from next week

Due to public demand, the Justice Minister’s novel about a politician’s affair with his secretary is being reprinted by Poolbeg.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you read Alan Shatter's novel 'Laura'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you read Alan Shatter's novel 'Laura'?

It comes with the tag line: “A novel you will never forget.”

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