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Friday, April 23, 2021



'Mocked Hindu Gods, disrespected sentiments': BJP leaders demand ban on web series 'Tandav'

January 17, 2021 7:36 pm

While BJP MLA Ram Kadam lodged a lodged a police complaint against the makers of Tandav, MP Manoj Kotak wrote to Prakash Javadekar, asking for a ban on the show and a regulatory authority for OTT platforms at large.

Kuwait eases censorship laws after banning 5000 titles in last 7 years

August 26, 2020 6:24 pm

In the past, books like One Hundred Years of Solitude, Hunchback of Notre Dame were banned.

People in the field of arts and culture indulge in self censorship, survey reveals

February 26, 2020 3:58 pm

A UK arts publication, ArtsProfessional, has conducted the Freedom of Expression survey, and has received responses from more than 500 people, many of whom have pointed out the perils of speaking freely

Instagram removes account publishing gay Muslim comics after Indonesia warns of ban

February 13, 2019 6:50 pm

Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation.

Fake news row: Exam Warriors partner shares staff with site Ministers like

April 04, 2018 1:17 pm

Of the four reports mentioned in The True Picture article titled, “Four major Fake News Stories Busted,” the website called two by The Indian Express fake. Both these reports were based on official documents — an FIR and notes written by the Foreign Secretary and the Cabinet Secretary.

It is not about ‘Padmaavat’ alone

January 29, 2018 9:43 am

If television can be beamed into people’s bedrooms, 24X7, regulated by only a Programme Code and an Advertising code, why have a censorship mechanism just for films?

Cut, delete, repeat - CBFC's favourite formula when it comes to independent, political cinema

June 06, 2017 8:47 pm

Censor Board's absurd demand to stall documentary on Kejriwal raises questions about long history of censorship of independent films tackling political issues.

China's broadcast regulator, tightening control of content, promotes "core socialist values"

June 03, 2017 4:47 pm

A key Chinese regulator has issued a notice demanding broadcasters distribute programs that promote "core socialist values", and "forcefully oppose" content that celebrates money worship, hedonism, radical individualism and feudal thought. The notice was issued by SAPRFFT

China tightens rules for online news providers, effective from June 1

May 03, 2017 2:16 pm

China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest in tightening its policing of the web.

Pinterest blocked in China, says censorship watchdogs

March 17, 2017 5:22 pm

Image-curation website Pinterest has become the latest social media service blocked in China, checks on censorship monitoring websites indicated today.