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Winnie the Pooh Banned Again on Chinese Social Media

July 24, 2017
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Winnie the Pooh Banned Again on Chinese Social Media

Winnie the Pooh has become the latest casualty in the ongoing war between online censors and the internet denizens of China. Users of Chinese social media sites Weibo and Wechat have found themselves censored when referencing Winnie the Pooh, due to a meme comparing the A.A. Milne character via Disney to Chinese president Xi Jinping.…

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NPR Lists 100 Fan Favorite Comics

July 18, 2017
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NPR Lists 100 Fan Favorite Comics

A few months back, we told you about NPR Books’ monumental quest to compile 100 favorite comics from an open-ended reader survey for their annual summer reading lists. The results are in, and we’re happy to spot several of our own favorites as well as many books we’ve defended from censorship attempts. (These categories often…

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Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji Banned From Travel

July 7, 2017
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Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji Banned From Travel

Despite his successful appeal for retrial, Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji, author of The Use of Life, has been prevented from traveling through the Cairo airport by a government travel ban. The travel ban comes in the wake of a series of trials, retrials, and acquitals, which seemed designed to punish Naji for his controversial book The…

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