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Mangaman Retained After Challenge in Washington School

February 2, 2017
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Mangaman Retained After Challenge in Washington School

One of the more memorable book challenges that we covered last year came when the mother of a high school student in Issaquah, Washington pushed to have the graphic novel Mangaman removed from Issaquah High School’s library due to one panel showing pixelated genitals. We have recently learned via ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom that…

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Montana Alternative School “Free the Nipple” Article Sparks District-Wide Controversy

March 23, 2016
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"Free the Nipple"

The publication of controversial topless images and profanity in a Missoula County, Montana, high school paper has led to the recall of a school newspaper, a three-day suspension of Principal Jane Bennett, and incited serious discussion about what constitutes “obscene” and to what extent school officials should regulate student’s right to free speech in school…

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French Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Facebook Block of Nude Painting

March 16, 2015
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French Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Facebook Block of Nude Painting

Recently, a Parisian court assented to hear the case of a French primary school teacher who is suing Facebook after his account was suspended in 2011 for posting an image of Gustave Courbet’s notorious painting L’Origine du monde, which shows a closeup of a woman’s nether regions. While this may initially appear to be a…

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12 Banned & Challenged Comics for the New Year

January 1, 2020
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12 Banned & Challenged Comics for the New Year

Trying to decide which prompt to start with in CBLDF’s Read (Something) More 2020 Challenge? Here’s 12 Banned and Challenged comics to choose from. Or pick one a month to better familiarize yourself with the titles and creators on the front lines of free expression!  Stop and ask your local library if they have them already…

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5 CBLDF Victories in 2019!

December 20, 2019
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5 CBLDF Victories in 2019!

The 5 stories that follow are just some of 2019′s favorite public victories. CBLDF is lucky to be able to work with people privately to protect their job security if they fear retribution for speaking up, as well as to get involved in legal cases before they go to trial and offer resources and expertise…

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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

September 27, 2019
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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

As Banned Books Week draws to a close, it’s crucial to remember that this celebration is to draw attention to the challenges and bans that happen all year long. To keep the spirit of free expression going from this Banned Books Week until the next one, here’s a list of 12 challenged and banned comics…

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History of Comics Censorship, Part Five

September 20, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Five

Editor’s Note: This resource is the second of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read along on as…

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Queer Comics Struggles, History, and Emergence: an Interview with Justin Hall

May 21, 2018
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Queer Comics Struggles, History, and Emergence: an Interview with Justin Hall

Justin Hall, who brought together the elegant and poignant queer comics anthology, No Straight Lines has been working on a new documentary by the same name with Peabody Award-winning director, Vivian Kleinman. The documentary is set to follow several groundbreaking LBGTQ comic book creators who broke barriers and paved the way for queer comics today. Justin was…

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Utah Teacher Fired After Classical Art Lesson

January 4, 2018
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Utah Teacher Fired After Classical Art Lesson

An elementary school art teacher in Cache County, Utah is fighting to clear his name after he was fired last month for inadvertently sharing two nude paintings by well-known artists with a 6th grade class. Despite a police investigation that absolved him of showing students pornography, the Cache County School District said he was dismissed…

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Chinese Censor Board Frowns on Battle Royale Game Genre

November 1, 2017
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Chinese Censor Board Frowns on Battle Royale Game Genre

China’s media censor board announced this week that it is unlikely to approve the wildly popular multiplayer online video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) because it “severely deviates from the socialist core value and the Chinese traditional culture and moral rule.” The game is not completely blocked in the country since players can access it on…

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