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

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

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.

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It is not about ‘Padmaavat’ alone

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

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"

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

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

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Pinterest blocked in China, says censorship watchdogs

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

I'm not fan of censorship: Vivek Oberoi

Vivek Oberoi says he does not believe in censorship and feels people have to be liberal with content.

India, let's discuss porn and censorship: Swedish feminist porn director

Swedish feminist porn director Erika Lust says the country must keep fighting for its right to sexual expression, exploration and above all education.

Govt of India wants 32 URLs, including Dailymotion, Vimeo and Github, banned

Some of the sites in the list are still opening, others are already blocked.

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No, I am not interested in bodily excretions: Shoojit Sircar

In this Idea Exchange, Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar talks about his journey in Bollywood, partnership with screenwriter Juhi Chaturvedi, ‘constipation’ as an inspiration for Piku, censorship in India and about working with Meryl Streep.  

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