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Schitt’s Creek creator, actor Dan Levy calls out Comedy Central India for censoring same-sex kiss
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Schitt’s Creek creator, actor Dan Levy calls out Comedy Central India for censoring same-sex kiss

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
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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.

'We will persevere': A newspaper faces the weight of Hong Kong's crackdown
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'We will persevere': A newspaper faces the weight of Hong Kong's crackdown

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

After National Security Law, China's leash on Hong Kong tightens as it chokes broadcaster RTHK
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After National Security Law, China's leash on Hong Kong tightens as it chokes broadcaster RTHK

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Disney omits scene of two women kissing in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in Singapore theatres
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Disney omits scene of two women kissing in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in Singapore theatres

Disney, which owns the Star Wars production company Lucasfilm, did not respond to a request for comment on its decision to cut the scene

Amid censorship fears, Delhi-based theatre group puts Kashmir's history into perspective, post Article 370
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Amid censorship fears, Delhi-based theatre group puts Kashmir's history into perspective, post Article 370

Aksariyat Akliyat, a one-hour platform theatrical from the Delhi-based Alternative Space Project, traces the mythological and contemporary narratives around the formation of Jammu and Kashmir.

Short-lived ban on 'political' plays at recent competition underscores Marathi theatre's past brushes with censorship
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Short-lived ban on 'political' plays at recent competition underscores Marathi theatre's past brushes with censorship

Firodiya Karandak, one of the most prestigious inter-college performing arts competitions held in Pune, announced that it would not be accepting plays that deal with ‘sensitive’ issues. This would have been the first time that a competition in Maharashtra, a state that hosts several such competitions, would have such a rule.

On censorship, obscenity and trains: Decision to 'de-platform' Khushwant Singh's book would have made the writer laugh
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On censorship, obscenity and trains: Decision to 'de-platform' Khushwant Singh's book would have made the writer laugh

It is believed that Khushwant Singh’s book On Women, Sex, Love and Lust will corrupt its readers — nothing could be further from the truth. Millions of readers across the country indicate that the ‘corruption’ is endemic and quite incurable

Adeela Suleman's Karachi Biennale exhibit destroyed: Questions abound over shocking vandalism
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Adeela Suleman's Karachi Biennale exhibit destroyed: Questions abound over shocking vandalism

For her exhibit, Adeela Suleman had installed 444 concrete pillars symbolising the number of extrajudicial killings allegedly carried out between 2011 and 2018 by senior superintendent of Sindh police, Rao Anwar.

Netflix and Amazon are likely to face censorship for their content in India
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Netflix and Amazon are likely to face censorship for their content in India

A police complaint was recently filed by an Indian politician who accused some Netflix shows of "defaming Hindus".

Comparing Modi govt's Kashmir decision with Emergency absurd; temporary restrictions necessary to correct Valley's dystopian reality
India

Comparing Modi govt's Kashmir decision with Emergency absurd; temporary restrictions necessary to correct Valley's dystopian reality

Liberal angst over Kashmir could have been cute, were it not for the unintentional black humour permeating their 'serious' arguments.

If Indian media fails to speak out against the silencing of Kashmir, it risks losing its own voice in the future
India

If Indian media fails to speak out against the silencing of Kashmir, it risks losing its own voice in the future

Zero evidence exists to support the government's claim, peddled by journalists who ought know better, that the communications blackout in Kashmir is saving lives

Combating fake news: MEITY should allow legal-flexibility based on social media platforms over one-size-fits-all regulatory approach
India

Combating fake news: MEITY should allow legal-flexibility based on social media platforms over one-size-fits-all regulatory approach

It is very important to understand the various limitations, challenges and nuances concerning the regulation of the ambiguous phenomenon called fake news.

New York Times to stop publishing political cartoons after Benjamin Netanyahu caricature causes anti-Semitism row
World

New York Times to stop publishing political cartoons after Benjamin Netanyahu caricature causes anti-Semitism row

The New York Times has announced it will no longer include daily political cartoons in its international edition, weeks after apologising for publishing a caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Bollywood lacks guts to fight censor cuts
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Bollywood lacks guts to fight censor cuts

Bollywood’s high and mighty make a lot of noise about censor woes but don’t ever seem to be in the mood to take any real step