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China: Sex, Censorship and the Rise of ‘People’s Porn’

Written by Ronald Much of the discussion surrounding Chinese Internet culture has centered on the rise of online human rights activism, but the emergence of an online erotic culture that openly describes individuals’ personal sexual activities has also been evident in recent years.

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

50 People Get Naked for Art on Wall Street, 3 Get Arrested

Written by Hrag Vartanian Wall Street is a bizarre place. Major investment banks, hedge funds and other members of the world’s financial elite tank the world’s economy and practically no one gets arrested. Fifty participants in a performance art project

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Indian Health Minister Sees Homosexuality as ‘Disease’

Just when you thought the world was finally starting to get it…this idiot opens his mouth and a big pile of poop falls out. Think before you speak much? HIV and gay-rights activists are sharply criticizing India‘s health minister for

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Posted in Human Rights

Huge Victory for Same-Sex Couples: New York State Approves Same-Sex Marriage

New York has legalized same sex marriage, making it the sixth U.S state to do so.   Gay rights advocates call the vote a major victory in their quest for equality. The New York State Senate approved the legislation Friday night

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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

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

Censorship Gone Too Far? Canadian Catholic School Bans Rainbows

When it comes to (man-made) rainbows, students are told to stick it where the sun don’t shine. An Ontario Catholic high school is so adamant about pushing gay issues under the rug that it’s banned rainbows. According to Xtra!, a

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Tunisia Bans Adult Websites: Backtracks on Censorship Reversal Progress

Tunisia is banning all adult websites after a court order called on the Tunisian Internet Agency to impose a blockade. The X-rated websites are seen as posing a danger to children and are considered contrary to Muslim values, according to

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Posted in Human Rights

Iran: “We Are Everywhere” Campaign Against Homophobia

By Hamid Tehrani Arsham Parsi is the founder and director of the Iranian Queer Organization based in Toronto, Canada. In 2008, he told Global Voices, “the Internet has been a gift to us.” This year, on May 17, the International

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Posted in Human Rights

Freedom of Speech On the Run

Source: Canada Free Press – By Daniel Greenfield Freedom of speech is governed by legal restrictions and public mores. And what most of us have discovered is that a multicultural society means more ‘mores’ and more people to offend. That

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

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