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Ban Censorship, Not Books or Websites

On July 25, 2011, the Republic School District Board in southwest Missouri voted unanimously to ban Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five and Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer from its curriculum and library. Banning books from libraries is nothing new, but across

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‘Educational System Prone to Manipulation’ – Front Against Censorship

Source: The Malta Independent Online – By Annaliza Borg The decision to ban Mario Azzopardi’s books Alicia titkellem mill-Imwiet and Vampir from secondary school libraries was taken on ideological grounds and suggested the educational system is prone to manipulation through

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Indifference to Censorship

Source: The Trentonian – By Nat Hentoff In 2003, the security police of Fidel Castro arrested and imprisoned 75 journalists, members of opposition parties, and owners of independent libraries. The charge: “crimes against national sovereignty.” The librarians had been making

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Ministry Denies School Libraries Censorship Claims

Source: TimesofMalta.com The Ministry of Education said this evening that a group has been appointed to advise the minister on the running of school libraries and the books which may be kept there. The statement was issued after criticism that

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Twitter Responds to Wikileak Censorship Allegation

The suspicion surrounding Twitter‘s censoring of the “Wikileaks” topic from trending comes on the heels of PayPal‘s admission that they caved under governmental pressures and stopped handling Wikileaks’ donation payments. Amazon also stopped hosting the Wikileaks site last week, presumably

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