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News Tuesday 19th June...

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Unstoppable Liberalism
Indian press note that the BBFC demanded cuts for a 12A rating for Race 3 but, was uncut in India with the same certificate
EU NewsWest Europe European Parliament logo
Unstoppable Illiberalism
In two days, an EU committee will vote to crown Google and Facebook permanent lords of internet censorship

News Monday 18th June...

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Don't MEPs watch the movies?
Nascent censorship machines already rise up against the stupid politicians that support their Genesis
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The Drill Squad
Police set up a 20 strong social media censor initially targeting gang related violence
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All fired up
German rappers escape prosecution for lyrics containing trivial references to the Holocaust


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News of censors, censorship and press freedom from around the world.

EU NewsWest Europe

17th Jun
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The UN shames the EU
The UN's free speech rapporteur condemns the EU's censorship machines that will violate human rights
UK NewsUK News portman group annual report 2018
Old Traditional Censorship
UK's drinks censor publishes its annual report covering 2017
World NewsAsia Pacific Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: How China censors the net: by making sure there's too much information
A remarkable new book by Margaret Roberts reveals a detailed picture of networked authoritarianism in action. Roberts's book is a magisterial summary of what we have learned so far.
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Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
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BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Postcards From the 48 2018 David Wilkinson
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Mom and Dad, Stephanie, Unsane
UK NewsUK News

16th Jun
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Weapons drill
Court bans London gang from producing drill music video featuring violence
EU NewsWest Europe Facebook logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Germany's Deletion Centre
A report about 1200 internet censors working in Germany to delete Nazi symbols and insults of migrants
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Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Born of Fire, Spooked

15th Jun
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Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
World NewsMiddle East

14th Jun
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Audience calls for sacking
More appropriate for a Kuwaiti TV presenter than a pretty white dress
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster American Animals 2018 Bart Layton
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions

13th Jun
Poster Bookshop 2017 Isabel Coixet
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Latest classification decisions
EU NewsWest Europe Poster Kissing Candice 2017 Aoife Mcardle
Kiss of box office death
Irish distributors unsuccessfully appeal against an 18 rating for the cinema release of Kissing Candace
EU NewsWest Europe European Parliament logo
The Rise of the Machines
Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, and Dozens of Other Computing Experts Oppose Article 13 of the EU's new internet censorship law
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Banning anything that creates difficulties for the authorities
Vietnam passes a new internet censorship law where almost all online posts will be illegal
BBFC NewsBBFC Daily Poster Butterfly Tree 2017 Priscilla Cameron
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
EU NewsWest Europe

11th Jun
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: What's really behind the EU law that would ban memes. And hw to stop it
Big corporate lobbies are demanding these new copyright laws, hoping to make additional profits and gain more control over the web. By MEP Julia Reda
EU NewsWest Europe

10th Jun
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Corporate takeover of our internet
The EU's Copyright Proposal is Extremely Bad News for Everyone, Even (Especially!) Wikipedia. By Cory Doctorow
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Updated: Love, Simon
Gay teen romance banned by India's film censors
World NewsWorld News

9th Jun
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The world of film censors
Detailed report on how film censors are moving with the times
World NewsEast Europe telegram logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Censorship in the Age of Large Cloud Providers
An interesting and detailed account of the battle between Russia's internet censors and the Telegram messaging service. By Bruce Schneier
EU NewsWest Europe

8th Jun
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Updated: France proposes 'fake news' law that would immediately ban the Daily Mail
The government seeks to ban false information in the run up to European elections
UK NewsUK News Spiked logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The false alarm over fake news
The voter-blaming elites have really lost touch with truth and reality. By Mick Hume
EU NewsWest Europe

6th Jun
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Judgement day nears for the latest EU internet censorship law
TorrentFreak explains the grave threat to internet users and European small businesses
World NewsEast Europe Russian Duma logo
Circumventing freedom
Russian parliament approves fines for using VPNs to circumvent state website blocking
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Island mentatlity
Not quite censorship, but Australians will be denied a whole load of choices as Amazon will block its international stores over refusal to implement new sales tax rules
EU NewsWest Europe

4th Jun
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Article 13 could destroy the internet as we know it
What is it, why is it controversial and what will it mean for memes? Critics of the proposed EU directive on copyright warn that it will censor internet users
World NewsAsia Pacific

3rd Jun
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Veere Di Wedding
Popular Indian female focus movie banned in Pakistan
EU NewsWest Europe the graduate
Extract: Video killed the censorship tsar
When DVDs arrived in Ireland 20 years ago, they meant the end of the transformative era of the video cassette. Damian Corless recalls the magic of the VCR and the dawn of the video nasty


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 Australia   Film Classification Board
 China   State Administration of Radio, Film and Television
 Germany   Video & Game Censorship
 Hong Kong   Home of Category III
 India   CBFC Central Board of Film Certification
 Ireland   IFCO Irish Film Classification Office
 Italy   Film Censorship Committee
 Japan   Eiga Rinri Iinkai Film Classification & Rating Committee
 Malta   Board of Film and Stage Classification
 NewZealand   OFLC Office of Film & Literature Classification
 Pakistan   CBFC Central Board of Film Certification
 Singapore   MDA Media Development Authority
 SouthAfrica   FPB Film and Publications Board
 Thailand   Ministry of Culture
 UAE   NMC National Media Council
 USA   ESRB Entertainment Software Ratings Board
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