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#Censorship

# censorship - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom

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

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

# censorship - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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

China wants to censor a giant inflatable toad

This is a thing that is happening.

From Business ETC Opinion: ‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora’s box Right To Be Forgotten

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

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

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

# censorship - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

# censorship - Friday 21 March, 2014

Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM

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’

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

# censorship - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From Business ETC Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube Censorship

Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube

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

From Business ETC Turkish government heavily criticised after passing “Orwellian” internet laws Freedom Of Expression

Turkish government heavily criticised after passing “Orwellian” internet laws

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

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’

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

# censorship - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From Business ETC China orders internet users to use real names for video uploads Censorship

China orders internet users to use real names for video uploads

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

# censorship - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From Business ETC China has blocked its citizens from reading the Guardian Censorship

China has blocked its citizens from reading the Guardian

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

From Business ETC Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss Freedom Of Speech

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss

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

# censorship - Friday 6 September, 2013

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

# censorship - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well

Ireland has bent over backwards to accommodate the wishes of copyright holders by blocking file-sharing websites – but there isn’t as much effort put into the voluntary blocking of child porn, such as exists in the UK or Norway, writes Aaron McKenna.

# censorship - Thursday 20 June, 2013

You’ll be able to read Alan Shatter’s novel from next week

Due to public demand, the Justice Minister’s novel about a politician’s affair with his secretary is being reprinted by Poolbeg.

Poll: Will you read Alan Shatter’s novel ‘Laura’? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you read Alan Shatter’s novel ‘Laura’?

It comes with the tag line: “A novel you will never forget.”

# censorship - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers

Burmese law will change from tomorrow – ending a regime where only state-run papers were allowed to issue daily editions.

# censorship - Monday 18 March, 2013

Instagram pics show life inside North Korea Secret Lives This post contains images

Instagram pics show life inside North Korea

David Guttenfelder, Associated Press’s chief photographer in Asia, is posting from inside Pyongyang. Fascinating.

# censorship - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Guantanamo judge orders US to stop censoring 9/11 hearings

Judge James Pohl says the government cannot remotely censor pre-trial hearings for the suspects of the 9/11 attacks.

# censorship - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

China censorship prompts rally, online protest

A dispute over censorship at a newspaper has led to authorities shutting down microblog accounts.

# censorship - Saturday 29 December, 2012

South Korea plans legal ban on posting swear words using mobiles Filtering This post contains a poll

South Korea plans legal ban on posting swear words using mobiles

The government is reportedly looking at mandatory software to block swear words, purportedly to stop cyberbullying.

# censorship - Friday 7 December, 2012

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs

This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.

# censorship - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Russia briefly bans YouTube ‘by mistake’

YouTube briefly appeared on the list of banned addresses today – but officials in Russia blamed a technical error.

# censorship - Monday 20 August, 2012

Burma’s government ends direct media censorship

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

# censorship - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Egypt newspaper censored over insult to president

The paper has been fiercely critical of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

# censorship - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Internet censorship in China explained China This post contains videos

Video: Internet censorship in China explained

Blogger Michael Anti explains how the social media space works in a country where site like Twitter and Facebook are blocked.

# censorship - Saturday 28 July, 2012

China raises Beijing storm toll to 77 after outcry

The death toll of Beijing’s flash floods has been raised after public questioning of the tally.

# censorship - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

China censors coverage of deadly Beijing floods Censorship This post contains images

China censors coverage of deadly Beijing floods

There has been fierce criticism of the government which has been accused of not doing enough to prevent the deaths of at least 37 people.

# censorship - Friday 13 July, 2012

US social media account in China disappears

A microblogging account belonging to the US consulate has disappeared overnight.

# censorship - Monday 18 June, 2012

From Business ETC Google reports ‘alarming’ surge in content-removal requests by governments Transparency

Google reports ‘alarming’ surge in content-removal requests by governments

The company’s latest Transparency Report reveals requests from authorities in France, Germany the UK and US – but none in Ireland.

# censorship - Thursday 7 June, 2012

China to tighten Internet control with new rules

China’s government plans to extend nationwide a requirement for microblog users to register with their real names as part of a sweeping update of rules governing the Internet.

# censorship - Monday 21 May, 2012

Censored: The 274 books and magazines still banned in Ireland today

How To Drive Your Man Wild in Bed is still banned in Ireland. Here’s why.

# censorship - Sunday 20 May, 2012

From Business ETC Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemy dispute Pakistan

Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemy dispute

Officials say Twitter refused to remove material considered offensive to Islam,

# censorship - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Parents concerned over content in children’s books Right To Read This post contains videos

Parents concerned over content in children’s books

International concerns about what children read are now troubling Irish parents.

# censorship - Sunday 8 April, 2012

An escape, a date spot and a babysitter: Irish cinema through the years Memory Lane This post contains videos

An escape, a date spot and a babysitter: Irish cinema through the years

Documentary film See You at the Pictures! looks at the history of movie-going in Ireland from the censorship of Casablanca to the tales of first love.

# censorship - Monday 13 February, 2012

TDs play down report of possible ‘email filter’

TDs have dismissed newspaper suggestions that they are looking at ways of blocking some emails from the public.

# censorship - Friday 27 January, 2012

From Business ETC Twitter says it can now censor tweets in some countries Twitter

Twitter says it can now censor tweets in some countries

Twitter said that it would now be able to restrict tweets from being read in certain countries where laws may be different while still allowing them to be seen elsewhere.

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