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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

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Posted in Human Rights

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

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Posted in Human Rights

Floating Spaces: Theatre and Censorship in Sri Lanka

Some of the best conversations featured on this site have been with those involved in the arts in Sri Lanka. Noted theatre personalities featured on Groundviews to date include Tracy Holsinger, Mohamed Adamaly and the iconic Iranganie Serasinghe. Jake Oorloff

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They Won’t Stay Dead: The Changing Guises of Horror Film and Censorship

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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

Gay Censorship, Political Pressure Sparks Controversy at Smithsonian

Source: LGBT Weekly Recent pressure to remove a controversial art work from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” has sparked a debate concerning the over-arching issues of free expression and artistic censorship in

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Posted in Human Rights

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

Spiegel TV: “Kill Team” Documentary

Source: LeakSource / No More Censorship For months, the US Army kept the images compiled by the so-called “kill team” under lock and key out of fear it could result in a scandal even greater than Abu Ghraib. SPIEGEL TV

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Posted in Human Rights

Samson Needs to Look Before Amendements to Cinematograph Act Head to Cabinet

Source: IndiaTelevision.com NEW DELHI: The amendments to the Cinematograph Act 1952 proposed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry will be placed before the Union Cabinet as soon as the newly appointed noted Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Copyright As Censorship: Filmmaker Gets Fair Use Clip Removed From Documentary Over Copyright Claim

Source: TechDirt Justin Levine points us to yet another example of copyright law being used (successfully, unfortunately) for censorship. Elaine Kim, a UC Berkeley professor, made a documentary called Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded, which takes a critical look at how

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