Posts Tagged ‘ 2015 ’

4 Years After “Je Suis Charlie” – Are We?

January 10, 2019
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4 Years After “Je Suis Charlie” – Are We?

This week marked the 4th anniversary of the gruesome Charlie Hedbo attack, where two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, forced their way into the newspaper’s office and killed 12 people, injuring 11 more. At the time of the tragedy, the world was horrified by the violence against the paper – a rally for national unity…

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Two Graphic Novels on Toronto Public Library’s Annual Challenged Books Report

July 1, 2016
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Toronto Public Library recently released their yearly Reconsideration of Materials Summary, recapping the books and movies challenged in one of Canada’s largest library systems, and two graphic novels were among the books challenged. Similar to the American Library Association’s yearly Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books, the Materials Review Committee of the Toronto Public…

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Attacks on Expression on the Rise Throughout the World in 2015

January 1, 2016
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Attacks on Expression on the Rise Throughout the World in 2015

2015 wasn’t just a benchmark year for censorship in the United States, where we fought more challenges to graphic novels and books than we’ve ever seen. International censorship was on the rise, culminating in literal attacks on cartoonists around the world. Let’s take a look at some of the international stories CBLDF covered in 2015……

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CBLDF Takes Legal Action to Protect the Freedom to Read in 2015

December 31, 2015
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CBLDF Takes Legal Action to Protect the Freedom to Read in 2015

Among the many tools in our kit is legal action. For individuals, much of our work is behind the scenes and intended to prevent cases from even reaching courts. To defend the First Amendment rights of the wider comics community, we frequently join legal opposition to legislation that would curb free expression, and in previous…

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CBLDF’s Top 15 Stories of 2015

December 30, 2015
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CBLDF’s Top 15 Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at our 15 most-read stories of the past year. In many cases we’ve also included links to follow-ups or other related stories. College Student Wants Graphic Novels Banned from Graphic Novel Course In June, CBLDF rose to the defense of comics at Crafton Hills…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Efforts to Defend Books in 2015

December 29, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Efforts to Defend Books in 2015

Whether we were defending graphic novels or children’s books, defending books in elementary schools or colleges, 2015 proved to be a challenging year for free speech. CBLDF frequently joined coalitions to tackle book challenges and much more in 2015! Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Waterloo, Iowa) In March, curriculum director…

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10 Comics CBLDF Defended in 2015

December 28, 2015
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10 Comics CBLDF Defended in 2015

  Although comics have never been a bigger part of mainstream pop culture, they sustained more censorship attacks in 2015 than at any other time this century. CBLDF was on the case, fighting back by providing expert support to keep comics available for everyone.   Defending Comics on Campus In June, CBLDF rose to the…

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NCAC Celebrates 2015 Free Speech Heroes

November 11, 2015
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2015 was a busy year for free speech. To celebrate, our frequent partner in protecting free expression, the National Coalition Against Censorship (CBLDF is a sponsor of NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project), looks back on 15 heroes who faced down censorship around the world. Let’s take a closer look at some of the censorship…

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