Censorship

Chinese protesters demand ‘press freedom’ in censorship row

Hundreds of people have demonstrated in support of media freedom in China outside the offices of a newspaper at the centre of a censorship row.

SA editors hit out at Lady Gaga over censorship

The South African National Editors' Forum has criticised the ban on media photography at the Lady Gaga concerts, saying it's a form of censorship.

Online censorship in 2012

The number of countries filtering online content has increased. Pornography and security are reasons given to block politically sensitive information.

Santa’s pipe put out in new edition of children’s classic

A fresh version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas has sparked a censorship row.

Act puts noose around the internet’s neck

A badly drafted law easily allows anyone to censor the content of websites hosted in South Africa, writes Leon de Kock

The Spear: Avert your eyes, children

Film and Publications Board has classified "The Spear" on the grounds that it contains nudity. But what other famous artworks have they missed?

Web policing a global challenge

Whether it be child pornography or a politically sensitive painting, banning content widely distributed online is often pure symbolic futility.

Banned filmmaker’s most powerful statement

In 2010 Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof were sentenced to six years in prison for alleged crimes against national security.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo cancelled in India

The Oscar-nominated thriller was withdrawn from release in India after director David Fincher refused to cut 'unsuitable' sex scenes.

Bollywood’s ‘most violent film ever’ cut by Indian censors

Horror film <i>Ghost</i>, which shows an evil spirit in female form being crucified, has been toned down to avoid offending country's Christians.

City censors satirical climate change poster

The City of Durban has censored a satirical poster by <em>Amandla!</em> that suggests President Jacob Zuma will create a million climate change jobs.

Lady Gaga is the most gagged in China

A world without hits by Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys and Britney? Welcome to China.

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Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

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