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Art Censorship: Dark Musings #29 – Yes, Comics Are Still for Kids

The following article was written by Andrew Zar, owner of DarkBrain Comics. DarkBrain is a massive comic project that has already produced over 800 pages of content in full color and with music and voice-over narration. Re-published with permission of

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Posted in Art Censorship, Free Speech, Literature Censorship

South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition

Written by Lee Yoo Eun South Korean society is buzzing with anger over the government’s ban on numerous popular songs. More than 2,600 songs have been banned in the past two years after being flagged for ‘hazardous media content’ by

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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

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Posted in Human Rights, Political 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

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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

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Posted in Censorship

New Tricks Stars Slam TV Censorship

The stars of BBC police drama New Tricks have criticised television “censorship” – saying that the broadcaster is “terrified” of causing offence. An eighth series of the BBC1 show, featuring Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, Dennis Waterman and James Bolam as

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Does Bollywood Need Censor Board?

Folklore has it that when Feroz Khan presented Dayavan before Censor board, the lady out there objected to the famous two-minute long kissing scene featuring Vinod Khanna and Madhuri Dixit. This is when the charming Khan asked her – “Ma’m,

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Posted in Censorship, Film Censorship, Freedom of Expression

Three Acts Of Comic Book Censorship

Source: Bleeding Cool How does it feel to be a cartoonist or a caricaturist when the state can ban even the concept? Welcome to an the new Press Freedom Caricature Exhibition in Turkey, opened with the panel, “Press Freedom in

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Censorship — 30 Movie, Literature and Performance Censorship Landmarks

1. Movie censorship began in 1894 when a peep show featured a belly dancer named Fatima. The show shocked audiences and the producer was forced to paint a white bar across the film to prevent the audience from seeing her

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

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