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France Detains Several People Enforcing Veil Ban

Just over a month after France enacted a controversial face-veil ban, the government says it has detained several dozen women wearing the veils, but that enforcing the legislation appears to be going smoothly. From Paris, Lisa Bryant takes a look

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Mother’s Complaint Prompts Paradise Valley School Officials to Remove Book (Video)

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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

NCAC and FAP Send Letter To Marin Civic Center re: Nudes Censorship

Source: National Coalition Against Censorship (Blog) As blogged earlier this week, admins at the Marin Civic Center censored a painting of a nude female from an annual art show because an employee claimed it constituted sexual harassment. This morning, NCAC

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China Baffled by Support for Imprisoned Activist Ai Weiwei

Source: VOA   The Chinese government says it is unhappy with international support for detained artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The latest rebuke of international criticism about China’s crackdown on dissidents comes on the same day European Commission Vice President

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France’s Veil Ban Goes Into Effect

Source: VOA – By Lisa Bryant   France becomes the first country to enforce a ban against the niqab, or Muslim face veil Monday, when new legislation comes into force. Friday prayer service at Fraternite — or Brotherhood – Mosque

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US State Dept: Corruption, Censorship Plague Bulgaria

Source: Sofia News Agency – http://www.novinite.com and http://www.sofianewsagency.com Original Article Found Here Bulgaria is still plagued by chronic corruption and problems with free speech, according to the US Department of State‘s 2010 report on the state of human rights. The

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Huck Finn Once Again Becomes “Slave” to Censorship

Source: My High School Journalism – By Michelle Robertson – Acalanes H.S. 219. That’s  the number of times the word “nigger” appears in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In 219 instances, this six-letter word is tucked into the novel’s pages,

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Jailed Cameroonian Musician Fights for Freedom of Expression

Source: VOA – By   One of Cameroon‘s best known and most controversial musicians, Lapiro de Mbanga, is spending this year’s fifth annual International Music Freedom Day at a Douala courthouse not far from his jail cell.  Lapiro is citing

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Today is Music Freedom Day

Source: care2.com – By Kristina Chew Imagine a world without music. Or—something I think would be just as bad—imagine a world in which there is music but you can choose none of it. Or, a world in which you have

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