Posts Tagged ‘ freedom of expression ’

Government Attempt to Shut Down Free Press Group in Ecuador Fails

October 8, 2015
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The latest target in Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa’s campaign against free speech is the non-governmental organization Fundamedios. Citing legal violations for publishing political blog posts that might suggest participation in partisan politics, the government is attempting to shut down the organization. In response, several global free speech groups have protested, temporarily halting the dissolution of…

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Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss!

March 6, 2015
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This week marked the birthday of Theodor Geisel, a man that generations of young readers know as Dr. Seuss. To recognize Dr. Seuss, our friends at NCAC took a look back on many of the censorious challenges that Dr. Seuss had to overcome throughout the years. Dr. Seuss may be best known and appreciated as…

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Painting Pulled from Library for Depicting Mother Teresa

March 3, 2015
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In Trumbull, Connecticut, a painting depicting Mother Teresa alongside Margaret Sanger, whose advocacy for birth control led to the formation of Planned Parenthood, has been taken down due to supposed copyright infringement. The call to remove the painting from Trumbull Library came after Library Director Susan Horton received complaints from Brian Gannon, a priest at…

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Jordan Continues to Enforce Anachronistic Censorship Laws

January 2, 2015
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Jordan is no stranger to the governmental enforcement of book censorship or the public censure and criticism expressed by various communities and organizations regarding this issue — an issue which has become increasingly prevalent and apparent in light of citizens’ easier access to information on the internet, more widely available print on demand books, and,…

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Turkish Government Takes Further Action Against Freedom of Speech

December 26, 2014
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In light of recent events, ranging from laws implemented to restrict internet freedom while tightening governmental control to a series of police arrests made on December 14th of journalists, screenwriters, and other media agents, there is an increasing level of concern over the state of Turkey democracy and its citizens’ freedom of expression. In a…

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“Allegedly Harmful” Memoir Goes to the UK Supreme Court

December 24, 2014
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In early October, the UK Court of Appeals issued an injunction that stopped publication of an unnamed memoir on the grounds that its content was “allegedly harmful” to the author’s 11-year old child. On December 9, the performing artist and father was granted permission to take his case to the UK Supreme Court to appeal…

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