Posts Tagged ‘ censorship ’

Comics Experience Course Teaches Creators the Ins and Outs of Comics Law

August 12, 2015
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From the banning of books to physical attacks against cartoonists, it is more important than ever for comics creators to understand their legal rights to best protect themselves and their intellectual property. The creators workshop Comics Experience has designed an online program called “Comic Book Law for Creators” to help aspiring and long-time artists and…

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SDCC 2015: CBLDF in the News

July 17, 2015
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Comic-Con International has wrapped up for another year, and CBLDF was proud to be part of the action, with educational panels and much more in support of our work defending comics from censorship. Let’s take a look at reporting about CBLDF during Comic-Con… • Notes From SDCC: How CBLDF Fights Censorship for You Tom Blunt…

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Statewide Reading Program Prompts Discussion of LGBTQ Censorship

June 5, 2015
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Schools around the state of Vermont are celebrating the freedom to read by participating in a statewide reading program that this year picked Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories, a book that serves as an allegory for censorship. Some schools have taken it a step further, using the program as a starting point…

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New Law Would Censor the Internet in South Africa

May 28, 2015
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Right now, South Africa’s government is considering a new and highly controversial digital content law that, if passed unaltered, would essentially authorize widespread censorship of the internet. The Online Regulation Policy drafted by the Film and Publication Board of South Africa calls for stricter regulation of online content, specifically the upload of films, games, and…

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Iranians Embrace Ebooks to Combat Censorship

May 27, 2015
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In Iran, ordinary words like “kiss,” “dance,” and “wine” can be cause for a printed book to be vetted and censored. Laws that would prohibit the publication of words such as these as well as legally empower the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance to make arbitrary editorial decisions regardless of context have made Iran…

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New York Venue Censors Neil LaBute’s Anti-Censorship Monologue

May 22, 2015
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The New York theater scene is known for putting on some of the most controversial plays, but not when it comes to the monologue Mohammed Gets a Boner. The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Greenwich Village made a recent decision to cancel Playwrights for a Cause, a benefit supporting the National Coalition Against…

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Cartoonists Under Threat Around the World

May 22, 2015
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“The world is unfortunately waking up to the power and influence of cartoonists, [responding] through the exercise of violence and murder.” So said Robert Russell, executive director of Cartoonist Rights Network International, in the recent report, “Drawing the Line: Cartoonists Under Threat,” published by the Committee to Protect Journalists. From the attack at the Charlie…

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Maus Pulled from Russia Bookstores for Depicting Nazi Propaganda

May 1, 2015
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Although no formal complaints were issued, several major bookstore chains in Russia have begun pulling the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel Maus off of their store shelves and internet sites. The reason: The cover depicts a Nazi swastika. According to a recent law passed last December, all Nazi propaganda is forbidden from being displayed in…

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Fear for Reputation Leads Queen’s University to Cancel Charlie Hebdo Conference

April 24, 2015
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Earlier this week, it was sadly announced that Queen’s University Belfast would be canceling an academic conference on the Charlie Hebdo attacks over security concerns as well as the potentially negative reputation that the University would garner by holding such a symposium. The point of the conference was not only to discuss the attacks that…

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Iranian Cartoonist Overcomes Censorship with Savvy Style

March 27, 2015
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From government  imposed to self censorship, CBLDF has reported on the significant number of artists and cartoonists who face a variety of challenges when it comes to having their works published and shown. One Iranian cartoonist, though, seems to have found a way to bypass the notorious censorship policies in his home country of Iran…

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