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China: Censors to Control Online Films

China’s netizens are frustrated with new rules that force web-based films to submit to increased scrutiny. Chinese netizens have hit out at new censorship of online films and TV, after the government announced it would force film websites to submit

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship

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

Social Injustice Highlighted at Silverdocs Film Festival

More than 100 documentaries screened near US capital Social justice is a key theme at the 9th annual Silverdocs Documentary Festival, a collaborative effort of the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel. Regarded as one of the most important

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Posted in Censorship

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

Senate Bill 978 – Get Felony Charge & Thrown In Jail for “Illegal Streaming”

Efforts to harness law enforcement resources in the service of copyright enforcement continue apace. Last Thursday, the so-called “illegal streaming” bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee (although that’s still some way away from becoming law). The bill would increase criminal

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Posted in Human Rights

Censors Should Grow Up: Adults Can Handle Sex

The Australian censorship system blanches most consistently not at violence, but at sex. Torturing people to death presents relatively little problem to the censors. But dare to show actual sex on film or in print? Unless it’s animal copulation of

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Posted in Human Rights

Apple’s Orwellian Censorship Patent

Earlier today it was brought to TMV’s attention that Apple is developing software that is capable of sensing when someone is trying to record a live event and then switching off the devices camera. It has been suggested that this

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Controversial ‘Jesus Ants’ Art Goes Marching Again — on Bicoastal Tour

A crucifix in the video “A Fire in My Belly,” part of the ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The image shows Christ on the cross with ants crawling over his body and face. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) A controversial

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Posted in Human Rights

Does Bollywood Need Censor Board?

Folklore has it that when Feroz Khan presented Dayavan before Censor board, the lady out there objected to the famous two-minute long kissing scene featuring Vinod Khanna and Madhuri Dixit. This is when the charming Khan asked her – “Ma’m,

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Posted in Censorship, Film Censorship, Freedom of Expression

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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