Posts Tagged ‘ self-censorship ’

The Chilling Adventures of Self-Censorship

November 6, 2018
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The Chilling Adventures of Self-Censorship

**Spoilers ahead for Season One, Episode Three of the Netflix show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that don’t affect the overall watching experience, but give away details from a single episode sub-plot** The hit new show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is based on the wildly popular comic by the same name by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa…

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Genghis Kahn and the Dangers of Self-Censorship

June 14, 2018
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Genghis Kahn and the Dangers of Self-Censorship

Back in February Japanese manga magazine, Coro Coro wildly offended Mongolians with a portrait of Genghis Kahn with male genitalia scrawled on his forehead, and some wordplay above it, which translates to penis. As funny as it may sound some, the censorship that followed is was anything but. If the art sounds random, that’s because it…

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Survey Shows Stark Increase in Librarian Self-Censorship

October 7, 2016
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It isn’t just upset community members who contribute to book censorship. A recent Controversial Books Survey done by School Library Journal found that school librarians themselves are more likely now than they were eight years ago to add content warning labels, create restriction sections, or flat out not buy particular challenged books for their collections.…

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Indian Cartoonist Strikes Back at Facebook and Censorship

March 22, 2016
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Orijit Sen (Source: The Caravan)

Since the blocking of two of his cartoons on Facebook, Indian graphic novelist Orijit Sen had made it a personal mission to find ways to provoke audiences and inspire conversations. He spoke with Hindustan Times, discussing how Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus helped inspire him to get into art and his feelings on…

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Art Spiegelman Talks Forbidden Images

March 15, 2016
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Art Spiegelman

Acclaimed creator of the graphic novel Maus and staunch free speech advocate Art Spiegelman will lead a talk at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this May, during which he will discuss censorship and the impact the 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo had on the cartooning world. Entitled “Forbidden Images,” the veteran creator and…

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Emerging Arab Comic Artists Face Censorship

August 7, 2015
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Emerging Arab Comic Artists Face Censorship

London’s Shubbak Festival is a biennial celebration of contemporary Arab culture that spotlights film, music, visual, and more with programming and events. One of the programs included in the 2015 edition of the festival, which took place in July, focused on Arab comic art. Panelists Asia Alfasi (Lybia), Lena Mehraj (Lebanon), Tarek Shahin (Egypt), and…

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