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Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan
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Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan

Apr 25th 2020, 1:41 PM 21,716 Views 8 Comments

Lam Wing-kee was a bookseller from Hong Kong who disappeared and then reappeared in custody of mainland China’s authorities.

Chinese-owned app TikTok apologises for removing viral clip which was critical of Beijing
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Chinese-owned app TikTok apologises for removing viral clip which was critical of Beijing

Nov 28th 2019, 7:03 AM 7,950 Views 14 Comments

TikTok initially denied it removed the clip but later admitted it, claiming it was done in human error.

The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books?
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The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books?

Sep 22nd 2019, 8:30 AM 8,900 Views 13 Comments

The banning of Irish language books was less frequent even though the authors produced writing which dealt with provocative themes.

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

Apr 30th 2019, 2:45 PM 18,559 Views 179 Comments

The coalition has called for the act to be repealed “in the name of personal freedom and mutual respect.”

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

Jul 18th 2018, 9:31 AM 15,371 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2018, 10:00 PM 23,568 Views 56 Comments

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

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

May 11th 2018, 7:36 AM 109,105 Views 97 Comments

The performance featured two men dancing on stage.

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

Nov 4th 2017, 2:36 PM 18,225 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Sep 30th 2017, 4:00 PM 43,626 Views 25 Comments

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

Leaked documents 'show Facebook's secret censorship rules'
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Leaked documents 'show Facebook's secret censorship rules'

May 22nd 2017, 6:52 PM 17,851 Views 26 Comments

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

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

May 14th 2017, 3:19 PM 19,559 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2017, 8:00 PM 3,490 Views 112 Comments

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

Filmmakers order to cut Bollywood scenes that poked fun at lawyers
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Filmmakers order to cut Bollywood scenes that poked fun at lawyers

Feb 12th 2017, 8:15 AM 7,542 Views 5 Comments

The ruling was over the comedy-drama JollyLLB 2.

Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill
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Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill

Nov 7th 2016, 8:46 AM 9,660 Views 17 Comments

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

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

May 9th 2016, 12:56 PM 45,537 Views 44 Comments

Megumi Igarashi said she will fight the charges.

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

Mar 12th 2016, 4:00 PM 17,119 Views 106 Comments

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

Hong Kong booksellers remain missing as mysterious letter emerges
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Hong Kong booksellers remain missing as mysterious letter emerges

Jan 5th 2016, 10:44 PM 24,590 Views 15 Comments

The men are feared detained by Chinese authorities.

This guy is trolling Christmas itself with his controversial zombie nativity scene
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This guy is trolling Christmas itself with his controversial zombie nativity scene

Dec 20th 2015, 8:30 AM 14,666 Views 164 Comments

Step away from the manger.

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

Aug 7th 2015, 7:58 PM 29,459 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Aug 5th 2015, 9:27 PM 23,558 Views 31 Comments

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

Nude painting of NCAD professor removed from student's exhibition
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Nude painting of NCAD professor removed from student's exhibition

Jun 12th 2015, 2:13 PM 23,542 Views 29 Comments

The student says he felt pressured into making the decision.

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

May 21st 2015, 11:31 PM 29,744 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Mar 25th 2015, 7:00 PM 14,554 Views 106 Comments

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

'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website
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'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website

Oct 15th 2014, 2:02 PM 6,995 Views 54 Comments

The BBC is complaining to Chinese authorities about the blocking.

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom
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Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom

Aug 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 173 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jul 30th 2014, 8:06 AM 28,047 Views 33 Comments

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

China wants to censor a giant inflatable toad
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China wants to censor a giant inflatable toad

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 1,645 Views 1 Comment

This is a thing that is happening.

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

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 98 Views 7 Comments

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.

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

Jul 18th 2014, 12:20 PM 7,017 Views 28 Comments

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

Ireland is the "goodest"* country in the world
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Ireland is the "goodest"* country in the world

Jun 24th 2014, 12:05 AM 41,751 Views 99 Comments

*Yes, we know.

Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM
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Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM

Mar 21st 2014, 8:04 AM 6,376 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Mar 18th 2014, 1:03 PM 16,507 Views 21 Comments

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

Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube
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Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube

Mar 11th 2014, 2:56 PM 5,483 Views 9 Comments

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.

Turkish government heavily criticised after passing "Orwellian" internet laws
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Turkish government heavily criticised after passing "Orwellian" internet laws

Feb 6th 2014, 12:32 PM 5,738 Views 26 Comments

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.

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

Jan 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 1,185 Views 514 Comments

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?

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

Jan 24th 2014, 10:44 AM 12,340 Views 33 Comments

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

China orders internet users to use real names for video uploads
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China orders internet users to use real names for video uploads

Jan 21st 2014, 10:20 AM 4,358 Views 35 Comments

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

China has blocked its citizens from reading the Guardian
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China has blocked its citizens from reading the Guardian

Jan 8th 2014, 10:50 AM 12,146 Views 45 Comments

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

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss
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Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:16 PM 5,943 Views 9 Comments

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

Sep 6th 2013, 3:02 PM 17,888 Views 5 Comments

We’re scarlet, SCARLET.

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