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How to Fight Censorship and Share Books During Banned Books Week

Written by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Banned Books Week, held the last week of September each year since 1982, is an opportunity for libraries and bookstores to draw attention to censorship with challenged books. In the 29 years since the

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Posted in Human Rights

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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Posted in Human Rights, Internet 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,

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Media 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

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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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

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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Event Shines a Light on Censorship

Source: The StarPhoenix – By Sean Trembath Authors, librarians and members of the public gathered at the Frances Morrison Library on Saturday for a celebration of literature that has been targeted for censorship. Shhhh! A Selection of Readings from Challenged

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Cryptozoic to Release Comic Censorship Trading Cards

Source: CBR Cryptozoic Entertainment is working with The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to create a set of 70 trading cards that chronicle the history of comic book censorship. The cards will be released in July, no doubt just in

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