Posts Tagged ‘ censored ’

Vandal Destroys PA Library Book Because of Bad Words

January 8, 2019
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Vandal Destroys PA Library Book Because of Bad Words

A copy of Susan Wigg’s summer romance Lakeside Cottage was returned to the Mifflin County Library in Lewistown Pennsylvania after some anonymous editor had crossed out all the bad words in the entire book with a Sharpie. Library Director Molly Kinney was frustrated with the coward’s decision to vandalise the book instead of opening up…

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Netflix Complies With Censorship Request from Saudi Arabia

January 3, 2019
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Netflix Complies With Censorship Request from Saudi Arabia

According to a Financial Times article, Netflix recently removed an episode of Patriot Act with Hassan Minhaj that was critical of Saudi Arabia after the kingdom threatened the episode was in breach of their internet cyber-crimes laws. The episode in question, episode 2 simply titled Saudi Arabia, is still available to watch outside of Saudi…

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MAINE: Speak Up To Protect LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels From Ban Today

September 17, 2018
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MAINE: Speak Up To Protect LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels From Ban Today

  CBLDF has learned of an attempt to ban several books, including the LGBTQ themed graphic novels My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Nagata Kabi and Queer: A Graphic History by Meg John-Barker and Julia Scheele from the Rumford Public Library in Maine. Locals supporting the books have expressed an urgent call to Maine residents in the Rumford area to…

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Banned Together Censorship Cabarets During Banned Books Week

September 11, 2018
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Banned Together Censorship Cabarets During Banned Books Week

Theater lovers can take part in the annual Banned Books Week activities this year by attending “censorship cabarets” comprised of songs and scenes from plays that have been challenged or banned in America. The shows, known as Banned Together were organized by Dramatists Legal Defense Fund and will run September 23 – 29 in 15…

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Banned Comics for the End of Summer Reading

August 8, 2018
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Banned Comics for the End of Summer Reading

With the heat on full blast outside, and the thoughts of fall looming, graphic novels can be a great way to relax at the end of the summer. Whether you read solo, with you family, as part of a book club, or aloud to your dog, make sure to add these challenged and banned comics…

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Google Ideas Open Conversations About Censorship in New Web Series

January 7, 2016
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Censored Google Ideas

A new initiative from Google Ideas, simply called Censored, invites users to a series of conversations with people who are fighting for their right for free expression. In Part 01 of the series, “Painting over the Bullet Holes,” Google Ideas Chief of Staff Dan Keyserling introduces us to graffiti artist Shamsai Hassani from Afghanistan and…

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