Explained: Hong Kong proposes changes to film censorship law, expands ongoing crackdown on political dissent
On Tuesday, Hong Kong authorities unveiled a new hardened censorship law which would cover any titles that had previously been given a green light.
'The govt has no role to play in film certification': Shyam Benegal speaks about proposed changes to Cinematograph Act
Shyam Benegal said filmmakers' concerns over the Centre's proposal to amend the Cinematograph Act are "natural".
The I&B Ministry had sought suggestions for Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by 2 July. A letter with 3,000 signatories from the Indian film industry has opposed the proposed amendments.
Politically, Apple Daily takes a pro-democracy and anti-China position and founder Jimmy Lai has repeatedly found himself on the receiving end of Chinese ire
The Hong Kong government now have the power to ban films from exhibition to “prevent or suppress any act or activity endangering national security,” it said in a statement.
Oscars 2021: Sidestepping media blackout, China fans use internet tactics to hail Chloe Zhao's historic win for Nomadland
While Chinese reporters working at state-controlled news outlets were ordered weeks ago to refrain from covering the Oscars altogether, Zhao's fans bypassed censorship by blurring out the director and the film's names, writing backward and turning images on their side.
Italian film censorship abolished, state controls and interventions 'definitively ended', announces culture minister
In a "historic step for Italian cinema," the filmmakers will from now on classify their own movies based on the age of the audience.
Hong Kong authorities have taken a tougher stance on opposition following Beijing’s imposition of a national security law on the city, arresting prominent pro-democracy activists and participants in anti-government protests in 2019.
Contemplating 'some action' on OTT regulation, says Centre; SC asks to file response within six weeks
"Digital media has surely given a way out for filmmakers to release their content without being worried about getting clearance certificates for their films and series from the censor board,” the plea seeking OTT regulation said.
The kind of direct governmental regulations for news platforms should be less focused on regulating journalists’ conduct, and more about protecting their speech
It is incorrect to say that digital media was unregulated before the introduction of the present bill. There are external forms of regulation on all forms of media through the judiciary, for instance
Dan Levy said Schitt's Creek was about the “power of inclusivity” and by censoring a scene of gay intimacy, Comedy Central India is making a “harmful statement against that message”
How Ministry of Defence's demand to vet films on Army comes as yet another blow to hopes of reforms at CBFC
A recurrent demand of the fraternity has been to contain CBFC’s role to certification and categorisation of films based on target audience and demography, as is the practice in mature democracies, shedding the paternalistic approach to censoring and seeking amendments in films.
In Hong Kong’s newly restrictive environment, the freewheeling publication is both a target and a test case for the government’s authority over the media
RTHK has also found itself caught in geopolitical wrangling between China and Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing claims as part of its territory
The role of the 'official spokesperson' is no longer about disseminating truth and there's little media can do about it
The media is that solitary institution of democracies across the world that has just one, and one single, function and that is to tell the truth as best it can
As floating propaganda leaflets irritate North Korea, it appears the South isn't all that happy either
Hydrogen balloons float over the world’s most heavily-guarded border, unleashing their payloads in North Korea like snowflakes: Propaganda leaflets calling Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, a “devil” who will meet the same bloody end as Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya
An early 20th century tale of censorship: How Bangalore Nagarathnamma fought social norms to revive the legacy of Muddupalani
In 1910, Bangalore Nagarathnamma resurrected the Telugu classic Radhika Santawanam written by a prominent 18th centuey devadasi, Muddupalani. Nagarathnamma, an established musician, scholar and affluent devadasi, was drawn to Muddupalani's story, her legacy and scholarship — which was distinctly similar to her own.
Washington Post suspends reporter after her tweets on Kobe Bryant; over 100 employees criticise move
The Washington Post suspended one of its reporters, Felicia Sonmez, after she posted tweets Sunday about Kobe Bryant in the hours after his death
China's longest-running and biggest film festival shut down indefinitely by organisers amid censorship concerns
The China Independent Film Festival was established in the eastern city of Nanjing in 2003 and has held 14 sessions so far.