Posts Tagged ‘ Italy ’

Facebook Censors Strike Again

January 4, 2017
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Facebook Censors Strike Again

Another image has fallen victim to Facebook’s arbitrary enforcement of its policy regarding nudity. This time, the image in question is a photo of the bronze statue of Neptune that resides in Piazza del Nettuno in Bologna, Italy. The mid-sixteenth century fountain designed by Flemish master Giambologna features the god Neptune in the nude, surrounded by equally…

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Italian Government Draws Ridicule for Covering Nude Statues During Iran Visit

January 29, 2016
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Italian Government Draws Ridicule for Covering Nude Statues During Iran Visit

After the Italian government covered up ancient nude statues ahead of a state visit from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last week, cartoonists are having much fun at officials’ expense, but also leading a debate regarding freedom of expression on the world stage. Nude statues along a corridor at Rome’s Capitoline Museums, where Rouhani and Italian…

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Newly Elected Mayor of Venice Bans 50 Books from Kindergartens

July 17, 2015
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Jean Deux Mamans

Luigi Brugnaro has taken one of his first stances after being elected mayor of Venice, Italy, by banning several children’s books from kindergarten classrooms. Titles like Qual è il segreto di papà? (What’s Dad’s Secret?), Rosso micione (Big Red Cat), and even the classic Leo Lionni book Piccolo blue piccolo giallo (Little Blue and Little…

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