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September 11, 2001: Looking Back on Media Censorship Post 9/11

“They can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 Freedom of expression has been in focus following the September 11th attacks on the United

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Political Censorship

Censorship Fail Reveals Big Music ISP Spying Plan

Previously confidential documents detailing Universal Music’s meetings with the former UK government over the Digital Economy Act are revealing a whole lot more than the pair intended. Blacked-out sections now uncovered show that Universal believed that ISPs could spy on

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Academic Network for Researching Music Censorship

Over 40 professors, university researchers and students from the Nordic countries have established a network to provide an informed knowledge of the role of culture and music in a global world, and of the practices which cause restrictions and silencing

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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

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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Posted in Human Rights

Radio Censorship Debate Heats Up

Source: The Brock Press – By Nathan Heuvingh If you have heard enough Dire Straits or “Money for Nothing” wisecracks this past week to last you a lifetime, then you are likely not alone. However, the recent debacle between a concerned

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