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Chonofsky: Disappointed by Censorship

Source: Wicked Local – By Mark Chonofsky Lexington — I am very disappointed with Natalie Cohen and Paul Ash’s censorship of “Columbinus,” a play that fits perfectly into Lexington High School‘s tradition of controversial but socially informative theater. This cowardly

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The Gentle Touch of Censorship

Source: The National – By Ben Flanagan The censorship of films and TV series is now so sophisticated it is not noticeable, says Karim Daoud, the chief executive of Intigral in Dubai. The digital media company, which provides digital TV

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Colin Firth Challenges Weinstein’s Censoring of ‘The King’s Speech’

Source: Examiner.com – By Marilyn Sparks Colin Firth has spoken against the Weinstein Company and their plan to slice, dice and censor their Oscar winning hit, The King’s Speech, as a way to keep the “gravy train” rolling. The LA

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Activist Uses DVD to Get Around Media Censorship in Fiji

Source: Radio New Zealand International A pro democracy activist and the producer of a political DVD circulating in Fiji says the film’s an attempt to get around Fiji’s strict media censorship rules. Suliasi Daunitutu has been circulating the DVD from

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Egyptian Artists Call for Censorship End

Source: Bikyamasr – By Manar Ammar 531 Egyptians artists involved in the country’s cinema industry are calling for the cancellation of censorship imposed on films. The group includes actors, producers and filmmakers. They released a statement calling for the dismantling

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Birth of the Debate on Censorship in UK Cinema

Source: wharf.co.uk – By Kay Lockett The birth of the debate on censorship of the moving image in Britain is thrust into the limelight by an event at BFI South Bank this week. The fact the drowning of 38 people

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Obama Stands Up to Fundamentalists on Censorship

Source: Opposing Views – By Jerome McCollom I was reading an e-mail from a very, very conservative organization on the religious right, and they were up in arms that the Obama administration has not done any obscenity prosecutions since it

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Madhur Bhandarkar’s Film Lost 20 Percent Audience Because of Censor Board?

Source: bollywood hungama – By Subhash K. Jha They first knocked off the ‘s’ word and even the ‘v’ word (virginity) from the promos. Now they’ve restricted his film’s audience by giving it an Adults Only certificate. Madhur Bhandarkar is

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Mayor Abuses Power, Imposes Censorship

Source: Norwich Bulletin – By Liz Thompson Enfield Mayor Scott Kaupin was 100 percent out of line in pressuring librarian Henry Dutcher to suspend the showing of Michael Moore’s documentary “Sicko.” This action shows that Mayor Kaupin not only is

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