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Banned Books Week 2018 Declares “Banning Books Silences Stories”

April 12, 2018
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Banned Books Week 2018 Declares “Banning Books Silences Stories”

Banned Books Week just announced their theme for this year’s highly anticipated week of censorship awareness.  The annual tradition is held is in September and features everything from library displays to special author events held all around the country, designed to shine a light on the frequent challenges and bans books still face. To honor its…

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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

April 11, 2018
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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

This week American Library Association‘s Office for Intellectual Freedom released its 2017 Most Challenged Books list, comprised of challenges reported to them as well as those discovered by local and national news coverage. However, of the 354 challenges in 2017, only 67% were actually about specific books. The rest of the challenges were to games,…

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Website Protesting Book Ban Taken Down by Court Order

April 2, 2018
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Website Protesting Book Ban Taken Down by Court Order

Spain’s recent campaign against freedom of speech continues, as they shut down a website protesting the first book banned by the government in over thirty years. The Madrid Booksellers Guild set up the site so the text of Don Quixote visually recreated the text of Farina, to show the arbitrary futility of book banning in…

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Don’t Miss CBLDF at WonderCon! March 23 – 25!

March 22, 2018
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Don’t Miss CBLDF at WonderCon! March 23 – 25!

If you are going to be in Anaheim this weekend, make sure that you stop by Booth #1209 and check out all the amazing premiums CBLDF will have! If you haven’t gotten your badge yet, don’t despair – there are still badges available for Friday and Sunday! While there don’t forget to check out CBLDF’s…

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Censorship Soars Amid China’s Repeal of Presidential Term Limits

March 16, 2018
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Censorship Soars Amid China’s Repeal of Presidential Term Limits

Following the announcement that China’s National People Congress, near unanimously approved a constitutional amendment that will allow President Xi Jinping to stay in office for more than the previously allowed two terms, popular social media channels in China began to unceremoniously delete anything that might refer to the decision, whether good or bad. Weibo, China’s…

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Athens Bookshop Fights Censorship of LGBTQIA Book

March 14, 2018
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Athens Bookshop Fights Censorship of LGBTQIA Book

Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, ended a book fair early when a school’s administrator demanded they pull Richard Peck’s The Best Man off the sales floor, despite previously having agreed it could be displayed and sold. The book, which centers around a boy getting to be the best man when his uncle marries his male…

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Join CBLDF at ECCC, Starting Today! Booth #2116

March 1, 2018
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Join CBLDF at ECCC, Starting Today! Booth #2116

Make CBLDF your first stop today at Emerald City Comic Con! We’re at Booth #2116 so come by and say hi! While you’re here, make sure to check out our killer selection of CBLDF merch and signed graphic novels. Every purchase is a donation to CBLDF (so remember that when you are explaining to your…

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Prolific Taiwanese Comics Artist on Government Censorship

January 2, 2018
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Prolific Taiwanese Comics Artist on Government Censorship

Hsu Mao-sung, an 81 year-old Taiwanese comic book artist and publisher, spoke about the censorship of comics from the 1960s to the 1980s in a recent video interview with the BBC. Hsu spoke about some of the restrictions artists faced in those difficult years: Our characters couldn’t jump too high. They couldn’t hit with their…

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Common Sense and Censorship Don’t Always Go Hand-in-Hand

April 26, 2017
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Common Sense and Censorship Don’t Always Go Hand-in-Hand

In a recent post from the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, Pat Peters examined the relationship between common sense and censorship — or, rather, the lack of a relationship between the two. Peters provided a few examples of challenges that didn’t, well, make much sense: a parent who blamed Carl Deuker’s On the Devil’s Court for her…

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Vietnamese Creators Fight Against Outdated “Comics Are for Kids” Mentality

November 10, 2016
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Vietnamese Creators Fight Against Outdated “Comics Are for Kids” Mentality

Vietnamese comic artists today are not only finding creative ways to combat censorship, but are also working to overcome many of the negative stereotypes still associated with the medium—most frequently, the fallacy that comics are for children and cannot be written for an adult readership. Tuoi Tre News spoke with a few creators about the…

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