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#Censorship

# censorship - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan
# Censorship
# Censorship

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan

Apr 25th 2020, 1:41 PM 21,733 Views 8 Comments

Lam Wing-kee was a bookseller from Hong Kong who disappeared and then reappeared in custody of mainland China’s authorities.

# censorship - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Chinese-owned app TikTok apologises for removing viral clip which was critical of Beijing
# Censorship
# Censorship

Chinese-owned app TikTok apologises for removing viral clip which was critical of Beijing

Nov 28th 2019, 7:03 AM 7,969 Views 14 Comments

TikTok initially denied it removed the clip but later admitted it, claiming it was done in human error.

# censorship - Sunday 22 September, 2019

The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books?
# Léigh Mé
# Léigh Mé

The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books?

Sep 22nd 2019, 8:30 AM 8,979 Views 13 Comments

The banning of Irish language books was less frequent even though the authors produced writing which dealt with provocative themes.

# censorship - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Calls for repeal of Censorship Act following cancellation of drag storytelling event
# Freedom Of Speech
# Freedom Of Speech

Calls for repeal of Censorship Act following cancellation of drag storytelling event

Apr 30th 2019, 2:45 PM 18,606 Views 179 Comments

The coalition has called for the act to be repealed “in the name of personal freedom and mutual respect.”

# censorship - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Poll: Would Facebook's moderation policies put you off using it?
# Social Media Giant
# Social Media Giant

Poll: Would Facebook's moderation policies put you off using it?

Jul 18th 2018, 9:31 AM 15,385 Views 43 Comments

Channel 4 sent an undercover reporter into Facebook’s offices to get an insight about how it makes decisions on what to delete.

# censorship - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Explainer: Why tech experts think the EU's proposed copyright law will 'screw up the whole internet'
# Filtering
# Filtering

Explainer: Why tech experts think the EU's proposed copyright law will 'screw up the whole internet'

Jun 24th 2018, 10:00 PM 23,591 Views 56 Comments

Internet users have been warned that even their beloved memes are at risk.

# censorship - Friday 11 May, 2018

Eurovision ends contract with Chinese broadcaster after it didn't show Irish entry
# Not Together
# Not Together

Eurovision ends contract with Chinese broadcaster after it didn't show Irish entry

May 11th 2018, 7:36 AM 109,150 Views 97 Comments

The performance featured two men dancing on stage.

# censorship - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp
# Censorship
# Censorship

'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp

Nov 4th 2017, 2:36 PM 18,235 Views 28 Comments

Afghan authorities said that it was just “testing new technologies” when explaining the reasons for the ban.

# censorship - Saturday 30 September, 2017

In the 21 years since Playboy hit Irish shelves, the mag has featured Rosanna Davison and Danny Healy-Rae
# Separate Appearances
# Separate Appearances

In the 21 years since Playboy hit Irish shelves, the mag has featured Rosanna Davison and Danny Healy-Rae

Sep 30th 2017, 4:00 PM 44,409 Views 27 Comments

Playboy magazine lost its founder this week with the death of Hugh Hefner.

# censorship - Monday 22 May, 2017

Leaked documents 'show Facebook's secret censorship rules'
# Ira Comments
# Ira Comments

Leaked documents 'show Facebook's secret censorship rules'

May 22nd 2017, 6:52 PM 17,906 Views 26 Comments

The Guardian has published documents which claim to reveal what posts are and aren’t allowed on Facebook.

# censorship - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Lost in translation: Russian TV cuts unflattering Putin mention from hit US show
# Don't Mention The War
# Don't Mention The War

Lost in translation: Russian TV cuts unflattering Putin mention from hit US show

May 14th 2017, 3:19 PM 19,586 Views 11 Comments

The Russian TV station changed the script so as to not insult Putin.

# censorship - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'

Feb 25th 2017, 8:00 PM 3,871 Views 112 Comments

Comedians are at the forefront of a battle against an assault on free speech, writes Seán Connolly.

# censorship - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Filmmakers order to cut Bollywood scenes that poked fun at lawyers
# Censorship Board
# Censorship Board

Filmmakers order to cut Bollywood scenes that poked fun at lawyers

Feb 12th 2017, 8:15 AM 7,573 Views 5 Comments

The ruling was over the comedy-drama JollyLLB 2.

# censorship - Monday 7 November, 2016

Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill
# Great Firewall
# Great Firewall

Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill

Nov 7th 2016, 8:46 AM 9,674 Views 17 Comments

The law bans anything that damages national honour or disturbs economic or social order.

# censorship - Monday 9 May, 2016

Artist who made kayak shaped like her vagina is convicted in obscenity trial
# Japan
# Japan

Artist who made kayak shaped like her vagina is convicted in obscenity trial

May 9th 2016, 12:56 PM 45,586 Views 44 Comments

Megumi Igarashi said she will fight the charges.

# censorship - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Church restricts release of gay film in Italy branding it 'indecent'
# Censorship Row
# Censorship Row

Church restricts release of gay film in Italy branding it 'indecent'

Mar 12th 2016, 4:00 PM 17,172 Views 108 Comments

The film was shunned by more than 1,100 cinemas which are owned by the Church.

# censorship - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Hong Kong booksellers remain missing as mysterious letter emerges
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong booksellers remain missing as mysterious letter emerges

Jan 5th 2016, 10:44 PM 24,612 Views 15 Comments

The men are feared detained by Chinese authorities.

# censorship - Sunday 20 December, 2015

This guy is trolling Christmas itself with his controversial zombie nativity scene
# Happy Un-holy-days
# Happy Un-holy-days

This guy is trolling Christmas itself with his controversial zombie nativity scene

Dec 20th 2015, 8:30 AM 14,717 Views 164 Comments

Step away from the manger.

# censorship - Friday 7 August, 2015

Denis O’Brien has asked another website to remove an article
# Busy
# Busy

Denis O’Brien has asked another website to remove an article

Aug 7th 2015, 7:58 PM 29,519 Views 47 Comments

Waterford Whispers yesterday removed an article after receiving a letter from O’Brien’s legal team.

# censorship - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

India banned internet porn on Saturday, then unbanned it 48 hours later
# CTRL ALT DEL
# CTRL ALT DEL

India banned internet porn on Saturday, then unbanned it 48 hours later

Aug 5th 2015, 9:27 PM 23,709 Views 30 Comments

“There’s no thinking behind the decision,” said one expert.

# censorship - Friday 12 June, 2015

Nude painting of NCAD professor removed from student's exhibition
# Censorship
# Censorship

Nude painting of NCAD professor removed from student's exhibition

Jun 12th 2015, 2:13 PM 23,765 Views 29 Comments

The student says he felt pressured into making the decision.

# censorship - Thursday 21 May, 2015

WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video
# Censored
# Censored

WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video

May 21st 2015, 11:31 PM 30,102 Views 34 Comments

“My rights have been trampled upon, my freedom of expression has been trampled upon.”

# censorship - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Broadcasters who take a position on the marriage referendum may be taken off air
# Off The Air
# Off The Air

Broadcasters who take a position on the marriage referendum may be taken off air

Mar 25th 2015, 7:00 PM 14,574 Views 106 Comments

“This is not just a political issue, it’s my life.”

# censorship - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website
# Censorship
# Censorship

'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website

Oct 15th 2014, 2:02 PM 7,017 Views 54 Comments

The BBC is complaining to Chinese authorities about the blocking.

# censorship - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom
# Censorship
# Censorship

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom

Aug 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 206 Views 26 Comments

A censorship order sought and secured by the Australian government sets a precedent for all common law countries – including Ireland.

# censorship - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Here's Wikileaks' latest revelation - about an "unprecedented" gagging order
# Superinjunction
# Superinjunction

Here's Wikileaks' latest revelation - about an "unprecedented" gagging order

Jul 30th 2014, 8:06 AM 28,063 Views 33 Comments

The orgnaisation promised a big announcement last night. Here’s what it’s about.

# censorship - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

China wants to censor a giant inflatable toad
# Toadally Uncool
From The Daily Edge
# Toadally Uncool

China wants to censor a giant inflatable toad

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 1,690 Views 1 Comment

This is a thing that is happening.

Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box
# Right To Be Forgotten
# Right To Be Forgotten

Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 141 Views 7 Comments

The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.

# censorship - Friday 18 July, 2014

Here are the 'pro-gay' kids books Singapore is clamping down on
# Rated R
# Rated R

Here are the 'pro-gay' kids books Singapore is clamping down on

Jul 18th 2014, 12:20 PM 7,032 Views 28 Comments

A penguin with two dads, children adopted from China, and an American favourite.

# censorship - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Ireland is the "goodest"* country in the world
# Very Good
# Very Good

Ireland is the "goodest"* country in the world

Jun 24th 2014, 12:05 AM 41,789 Views 99 Comments

*Yes, we know.

# censorship - Friday 21 March, 2014

Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM
# Tweet Tweet
# Tweet Tweet

Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM

Mar 21st 2014, 8:04 AM 6,392 Views 21 Comments

The social network was highlighting corruption allegations against the Prime Minister’s inner circle.

# censorship - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

New Censorship Board being put together...solely to deal with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'
# X Rated
# X Rated

New Censorship Board being put together...solely to deal with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

Mar 18th 2014, 1:03 PM 16,536 Views 21 Comments

The board have not met since June 2008 and its future is being considered by the Government.

# censorship - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube
# Censorship
# Censorship

Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube

Mar 11th 2014, 2:56 PM 5,496 Views 9 Comments

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week that the government was considering shutting down Facebook and youTube in a bid to prevent secretly wiretapped recordings from being leaked.

# censorship - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Turkish government heavily criticised after passing "Orwellian" internet laws
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Turkish government heavily criticised after passing "Orwellian" internet laws

Feb 6th 2014, 12:32 PM 5,756 Views 26 Comments

The new law will allow the Turkish government to block access to websites and request users’ communications and traffic information from providers without a court order.

# censorship - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill

Jan 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 1,317 Views 514 Comments

The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?

# censorship - Friday 24 January, 2014

Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'
# Censorship
# Censorship

Censorship Board can't be abolished until it deals with Alan Shatter's 'Laura'

Jan 24th 2014, 10:44 AM 12,397 Views 33 Comments

And everyone struggled to keep a straight face in the Dáil this morning…

# censorship - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

China orders internet users to use real names for video uploads
# Censorship
# Censorship

China orders internet users to use real names for video uploads

Jan 21st 2014, 10:20 AM 4,381 Views 35 Comments

Rights groups have criticised the move saying it allows the Chinese government to further control freedom of expression.

# censorship - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

China has blocked its citizens from reading the Guardian
# Censorship
# Censorship

China has blocked its citizens from reading the Guardian

Jan 8th 2014, 10:50 AM 12,166 Views 45 Comments

It is not clear why the move was taken as there has been little written about the country in recent days.

# censorship - Friday 22 November, 2013

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss
# Freedom Of Speech
# Freedom Of Speech

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:16 PM 5,959 Views 9 Comments

Eric Schmidt believes that better encryption methods will help prevent governments from restricting freedom of expression.

# censorship - Friday 6 September, 2013

Mum urges her son’s Facebook friends to stop posting sexy selfies
# Selfie Censorship
From The Daily Edge
# Selfie Censorship

Mum urges her son’s Facebook friends to stop posting sexy selfies

Sep 6th 2013, 3:02 PM 17,949 Views 5 Comments

We’re scarlet, SCARLET.

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