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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.