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# censorship - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Hong Kong bookseller defies Beijing orders and reopens bookshop in Taiwan

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

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?

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

The coalition has called for the act to be repealed “in the name of personal freedom and mutual respect.”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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

The performance featured two men dancing on stage.

# censorship - Saturday 4 November, 2017

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

The ruling was over the comedy-drama JollyLLB 2.

# censorship - Monday 7 November, 2016

Fears of intensified censorship as China passes controversial cybersecurity bill

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

Megumi Igarashi said she will fight the charges.

# censorship - Saturday 12 March, 2016

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

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

The men are feared detained by Chinese authorities.

# censorship - Sunday 20 December, 2015

# censorship - Friday 7 August, 2015

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

# censorship - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website

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

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.

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

Ireland is the "goodest"* country in the world

*Yes, we know.

# 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’re scarlet, SCARLET.

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