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New Tricks Stars Slam TV Censorship

The stars of BBC police drama New Tricks have criticised television “censorship” – saying that the broadcaster is “terrified” of causing offence. An eighth series of the BBC1 show, featuring Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, Dennis Waterman and James Bolam as

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Censorship — 30 Movie, Literature and Performance Censorship Landmarks

1. Movie censorship began in 1894 when a peep show featured a belly dancer named Fatima. The show shocked audiences and the producer was forced to paint a white bar across the film to prevent the audience from seeing her

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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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Samson Needs to Look Before Amendements to Cinematograph Act Head to Cabinet

Source: IndiaTelevision.com NEW DELHI: The amendments to the Cinematograph Act 1952 proposed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry will be placed before the Union Cabinet as soon as the newly appointed noted Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification

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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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Censure The Censors

Source: MediaPost – By Frank Maggio Last Wednesday’s intentionally provocative John Hancock post, concerning Al-Jazeera‘s efforts to penetrate MSO’s with their English-speaking spin-off, generated a record number of responses. The column’s unofficial “sentiment tally” would have one believe that media

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Senator Franken Defends Censoring The Internet Because He Doesn’t Think Hollywood Should Have To Change Biz Models?

Source: TechDirt We were a bit surprised late last year to see that Senator Al Franken was supporting censoring the internet via COICA (which, yes, is about censoring the internet). After all, Franken has positioned himself as the “internet freedom”

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Philippines: Show Biz in the New Censors’ Board

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer – By Bayani San Diego Jr. New members of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) recently toured the agency’s office on Timog Avenue, Quezon City. MTRCB chair Mary

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Our Right To Free Speech Is The Platform For Lobbying Against Media Censorship

↑ Grab this Headline Animator By Paul Ritinge Our right to free speech is the platform for lobbying against media censorship. One of the most controversial issues in media censorship involves the area of politics. There are many individuals and

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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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