Posts Tagged ‘ censor ’

Unveiled A Nightmare on Elm Street Comic Cover Offers Glimpse into Horror Comics Recent Past

May 23, 2016
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Unveiled A Nightmare on Elm Street Comic Cover Offers Glimpse into Horror Comics Recent Past

Anti-violence advocacy groups may have pressured the comic book adventures of everyone’s favorite worst nightmare Freddy Krueger out of publication in the early 1990s, but the unveiling of a relic from the recent past by Joe Jusko offers us a unique glance at a time when no form of media was safe from public fear…

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Ecuadorian Artist’s Exhibit Censored by Government

May 16, 2016
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"Violencia de Genero en Ecuador" by Vilma Vargas

An art exhibit whose central theme is freedom of expression is facing a censorship attempt by the House of Ecuadorian Culture out of concern that it might become a “forum for opinion and political criticism.” Vilma Vargas has built a career out of producing political cartoons. For over 20 years, the Ecuadorian artist has tackled…

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Utah Backs Down From Deadpool Censorship Attempt

May 10, 2016
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Deadpool

Threats of a continued lawsuit — and perhaps common sense — has led to a decision by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to not cite local theater Breviews for serving alcohol during screenings of Deadpool or other R-rated or less movies. Last month the Salt Lake City theater faced losing their liquor license as…

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Theater Takes Legal Action Over Utah Deadpool Censorship

April 21, 2016
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Deadpool

A movie theater in Utah faces a possible $25,000 fine for serving alcohol during a screening of fan-favorite Deadpool. Citing a law that prohibits the showing of simulated sex while serving alcohol, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control threatened to revoke Brewvies’ liquor license and issue a fine, but the theater hit back by suing the…

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Petition Against School Play Backfires in New Jersey

April 18, 2016
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Pippin

Parents in Cape May, New Jersey, protested the Middle Township High School reproduction of the Broadway musical Pippin, saying the usage of profanity and sexual innuendo is, what one person noted, moving kids away from an “ethical and moral lifestyle.” Moreover, they insisted that the school board take steps to make sure that plays such…

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Removal of Student Art Piece Incites Free Speech Concerns in Community

March 29, 2016
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denverpolicekkk

A controversial piece pulled from a Denver, Colorado, student art exhibit earlier this month has incited concerns in the community about free speech violations and sending the wrong message to students when teaching art. The art exhibit, done as part of a Denver public school outreach program, asked students to “select a master work of…

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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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Swastikas Removed From High School Production of The Producers

March 18, 2016
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The Producers

Out of fear of misinterpretation and parental upset over the offensive nature of the symbol, a school superintendent in Orangetown, New York made the executive decision to remove all swastikas from the school’s production of the award-winning musical The Producers—an act that has many people are calling foul due to the irony of the situation.…

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Russian Publishers Too Scared to Print Children’s Book About Animal Detectives

January 6, 2016
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Wolfs Den

Despite a vague federal law that professes to protect children from harmful information, Russian mother and author Anna Starobinets didn’t let censorship stand in her way when it came to publishing her newest children’s book, Beastly Crime Chronicles. In a recent editorial piece on The Guardian, Starobinets recounts her experience working with Russia’s largest publisher,…

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Author’s Conspiracy Theory Seminar Cancelled By Egyptian Government

December 18, 2015
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Aswany

Freedom of expression is once again under attack in Egypt. Last week, pressure from authorities forced the shutdown of best-selling Egyptian author Alaa al-Aswany’s monthly seminar “Conspiracy Theory between Reality and Illusion” at Jesuit’s Cultural Center in Alexandria. The move is intended to keep Aswany from discussing how the Egyptian government manipulates the public. Since…

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