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South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition

Written by Lee Yoo Eun South Korean society is buzzing with anger over the government’s ban on numerous popular songs. More than 2,600 songs have been banned in the past two years after being flagged for ‘hazardous media content’ by

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Censorship: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun – By Matt Samet Censorship of music takes various forms, the most common being the “radio edit.” The songs you hear on the radio are usually different from album versions in terms of length, but

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American Protest Singer Agreed to Chinese Censorship

Source: Freemuse The 69-year-old American folk singer Bob Dylan, famous for his songs against injustice and for civil rights, agreed to perform in China only with a heavily censored list of songs — which caused an uproar in his home

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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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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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Rihanna Outraged By ‘S&M’ Name Ban And Censorship On BBC Radio 1

Source: Gigwise – By Holly Frith The singer, whose single ‘S&M’ includes sexually provocative lyrics, was censored on Radio 1’s chart show yesterday (February 6). Lyrics including ‘sex’, ‘whip’ and ‘chains’ were cut out when the single, a new entry

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Recent Censorship Rewrites History, Music & Modern Art

Source: Pipe Dream – By Kathleen Rubino Censorship plays a crucial role in society; however, recently, censorship may seem to be going a bit too far. Classic novels are reworked to be more politically correct — songs by popular rock

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Europe Bites Hungary Over Media and Internet Censorship – Content-Bash Provokes Protests

Source: The Register – By Jane Fae Ozimek A rumble of protest is spreading across Europe in reaction to a new media censorship law in Hungary. Yesterday, Europe’s Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes told an Extraordinary meeting of the European

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Censor Protesters Hope For New Ruling

Source: Toronto Sun – By Althia Raj, Parliamentary Bureau OTTAWA — Two radio stations, which flouted a censorship watchdog’s ruling and aired the unedited verison of a Dire Straits’ song repeatedly Friday, believe a complaint to the Canadian Broadcast Standards

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

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