Posts Tagged ‘ censorship ’

Why Censorship Fails Every Time

October 22, 2015
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(c) Wayne Times

It is a known fact that banning books doesn’t actually protect children, and censorship really does nothing more than highlight the fears of the adults who would have books pulled from schools and libraries. In a recent From the Square post on the NYUPress blog, columnist Philip Nel dissects these ideas to illustrate why censorship…

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Country-Wide Ban Lifted from Award-Winning Book Into the River

October 19, 2015
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Into the River

An award-winning coming of age novel is back on shelves throughout New Zealand after the country’s Office of Film & Literature Classification lifted its temporary ban. Into the River by New Zealand native author Ted Dawe was banned in his home country last month when the group Family First challenged the inclusion of the book…

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5 Year Court Battle Leads to Censorship of Lebanese Comics Magazine

October 12, 2015
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samandal-7

A five-year-old court case surrounding the controversial publication of religious-themed comics in a Lebanese magazine has finally concluded with the three editors/artists of the magazine being found guilty of belittling Christianity. Facing $20,000 in fines, the decision may have forced the closure of the magazine, but it has also instigated conversations regarding the state of…

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Thai Cartoonist Threatened by Military

October 8, 2015
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Thai Cartoonist Threatened by Military

Earlier this week, Thai cartoonist Sakda Sae Iew (also known as Sia) and other journalists were taken into military custody by the Royal Thai Army to discuss problems with their subversive works and “adjust their political attitudes” — discussions that have led Sia to limit voluntarily the work that he publishes. Citing “factual” concerns with…

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Vandalized Mural of Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Ignites Debate

September 29, 2015
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Atena Mural

The vandalization of a mural depicting jailed Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani in Brooklyn, New York, has left free speech advocates confused over the misinterpretation of the message being depicted. The mural, by South African artist Faith47, was put up in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn as part of the larger #PaintTheChange Not a Crime…

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TX Librarian Takes Student Advice When Building School Library

September 25, 2015
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Skybound

Librarians face a unique set of challenges that often puts them in the perceived role of being responsible for the materials that their patrons consume, even more so when those patrons are children and the library is at a school. Teacher Kendra Fortmeyer faced this obstacle when she was asked to develop a new library,…

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Judy Blume on “Cuckoo” Censorship Crusade

September 22, 2015
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Judy Blume

Popular children and YA author Judy Blume has long been an advocate for kids’ right to read, and she is speaking out again about how ridiculous some parental censorship crusades have gotten in recent years. “Parents are getting cuckoo,” she said in an interview with Seth Meyers on Friday’s Late Night Show. Blume, who has…

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Fallout 4 to be Released Uncensored and “100% Uncut” in Germany

September 16, 2015
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Fallout 4

Although previous versions of the game have seen heavy censorship, a recent announcement at E3 let fans in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland know that they would be able to play the latest installment in the Fallout video game franchise unedited and in its original incarnation despite its World War II theme. “It is official. Fallout…

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Hairy Situation: Canadian Website Censors Satirical Essay by Margaret Atwood

September 2, 2015
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Atwood

Twitter called it #hairgate, but award-winning author Margaret Atwood said it was outright censorship when her column about Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s hairdo was pulled from the National Post site last month. In what quickly escalated to blitz of social media attention and support, Atwood’s short 813-word article satirically discussed the upcoming Canadian federal…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 14: Raina Telgemeier and Alex Segura!

August 26, 2015
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To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender #3, we have a very special episode of the CBLDF Podcast! In this episode, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez speaks to cartoonist Raina Telegemeier (Drama, Smile, Sisters), and CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox talks with Archie Comics Senior Vice President of Publicity and Marketing, Alex Segura. Topics: Kevin…

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