Blog Archives

Museum Bows to Pressure From Jewish Groups and Cancels Palestinian Children’s Art Show

Written by Hrag Vartanian Pressure from some Bay Area Jewish groups and others have pushed the Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) in Oakland, California, to cancel A Child’s View from Gaza, which is an exhibition featuring 50 art works by Palestinian children

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights

Chinese Art Activist Returns to Ruins of Bulldozed Arts District

Written by An Xiao BEIJING — Photographer and installation artist Wu Yuren (吴玉仁), who Hyperallergic profiled last year for his activist work, has returned after a year to visit the 008 and Zhengyang arts districts, both the sites of a

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

50 People Get Naked for Art on Wall Street, 3 Get Arrested

Written by Hrag Vartanian Wall Street is a bizarre place. Major investment banks, hedge funds and other members of the world’s financial elite tank the world’s economy and practically no one gets arrested. Fifty participants in a performance art project

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Ransom Center Exhibition Explores Forces Behind Censorship in United States Between Two World Wars

AUSTIN, Texas — “Banned, Burned, Seized, and Censored,” an exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, reveals the rarely seen “machinery” of censorship in the United States between the two world wars. The exhibition runs from Sept. 6 to Jan. 22,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Media Censorship

Facebook Loses “Cool Points” – Censoring Art Getting Ridiculous

Did you know that the CBS Morning Show, Twitter, the local art gallery, and high school art class are way cooler than Facebook? Well, they are, and here is why. Andrew Zar, owner of Dark Brain Comics (darkbrain.com), has had

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Corporate Censorship

On Censorship, Art and WikiLeaks

This article is republished in its entirety with permission from Wikileaks-Movie.com, Written by Meltem Arikan. Censorship is not just about forbidding discussion of certain facts or limiting the freedom of thought. Our very patterns of thought, emotions, and beliefs can

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights

Billy Elliot Creator Lee Hall Defends His Latest Work Against Censorship

Who would have thought, in this day and age, that censorship was still an issue? But it is. Just ask Lee Hall, creator of Billy Elliot. He turned up on BBC’s Breakfast defending his latest work from the censors and

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Corporate Censorship

Academic Network for Researching Music Censorship

Over 40 professors, university researchers and students from the Nordic countries have established a network to provide an informed knowledge of the role of culture and music in a global world, and of the practices which cause restrictions and silencing

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights

Social Injustice Highlighted at Silverdocs Film Festival

More than 100 documentaries screened near US capital Social justice is a key theme at the 9th annual Silverdocs Documentary Festival, a collaborative effort of the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel. Regarded as one of the most important

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Censorship

Burma Expels Hollywood Actress Michelle Yeoh Before Suu Kyi Film Release

Officials in Burma said Tuesday that actress Michelle Yeoh was deported when she tried to visit the country last week. Yeoh, who won international fame as a Chinese spy in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, plays Aung

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Human Rights

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. You have full control over the frequency of emails you receive, and you can unsubscribe at any time. We will NOT share your email address with anyone, ever!

Join 734 other followers

Member of The Internet Defense LeagueBloggers' Rights at EFF
  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.