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#Censorship

# censorship - Thursday 20 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you read Alan Shatter's novel 'Laura'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you read Alan Shatter's novel 'Laura'?

It comes with the tag line: “A novel you will never forget.”

# censorship - Sunday 31 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers Myanmar

Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers

Burmese law will change from tomorrow – ending a regime where only state-run papers were allowed to issue daily editions.

# censorship - Monday 18 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Instagram pics show life inside North Korea Secret Lives This post contains images

Instagram pics show life inside North Korea

David Guttenfelder, Associated Press’s chief photographer in Asia, is posting from inside Pyongyang. Fascinating.

# censorship - Thursday 31 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Guantanamo judge orders US to stop censoring 9/11 hearings September 11

Guantanamo judge orders US to stop censoring 9/11 hearings

Judge James Pohl says the government cannot remotely censor pre-trial hearings for the suspects of the 9/11 attacks.

# censorship - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie China censorship prompts rally, online protest China

China censorship prompts rally, online protest

A dispute over censorship at a newspaper has led to authorities shutting down microblog accounts.

# censorship - Saturday 29 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie South Korea plans legal ban on posting swear words using mobiles Filtering This post contains a poll

South Korea plans legal ban on posting swear words using mobiles

The government is reportedly looking at mandatory software to block swear words, purportedly to stop cyberbullying.

# censorship - Friday 7 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs Copyright

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs

This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.

# censorship - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Russia briefly bans YouTube 'by mistake' Oops

Russia briefly bans YouTube 'by mistake'

YouTube briefly appeared on the list of banned addresses today – but officials in Russia blamed a technical error.

# censorship - Monday 20 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Burma's government ends direct media censorship Burma

Burma's government ends direct media censorship

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

# censorship - Sunday 12 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Egypt newspaper censored over insult to president Egypt

Egypt newspaper censored over insult to president

The paper has been fiercely critical of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

# censorship - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Internet censorship in China explained China This post contains videos

Video: Internet censorship in China explained

Blogger Michael Anti explains how the social media space works in a country where site like Twitter and Facebook are blocked.

# censorship - Saturday 28 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie China raises Beijing storm toll to 77 after outcry Beijing

China raises Beijing storm toll to 77 after outcry

The death toll of Beijing’s flash floods has been raised after public questioning of the tally.

# censorship - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie China censors coverage of deadly Beijing floods Censorship This post contains images

China censors coverage of deadly Beijing floods

There has been fierce criticism of the government which has been accused of not doing enough to prevent the deaths of at least 37 people.

# censorship - Friday 13 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie US social media account in China disappears China

US social media account in China disappears

A microblogging account belonging to the US consulate has disappeared overnight.

# censorship - Monday 18 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Google reports 'alarming' surge in content-removal requests by governments Transparency

Google reports 'alarming' surge in content-removal requests by governments

The company’s latest Transparency Report reveals requests from authorities in France, Germany the UK and US – but none in Ireland.

# censorship - Thursday 7 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie China to tighten Internet control with new rules China

China to tighten Internet control with new rules

China’s government plans to extend nationwide a requirement for microblog users to register with their real names as part of a sweeping update of rules governing the Internet.

# censorship - Monday 21 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Censored: The 274 books and magazines still banned in Ireland today Explainer

Censored: The 274 books and magazines still banned in Ireland today

How To Drive Your Man Wild in Bed is still banned in Ireland. Here’s why.

# censorship - Sunday 20 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemy dispute Pakistan

Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemy dispute

Officials say Twitter refused to remove material considered offensive to Islam,

# censorship - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Parents concerned over content in children's books Right To Read This post contains videos

Parents concerned over content in children's books

International concerns about what children read are now troubling Irish parents.

# censorship - Sunday 8 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie An escape, a date spot and a babysitter: Irish cinema through the years Memory Lane This post contains videos

An escape, a date spot and a babysitter: Irish cinema through the years

Documentary film See You at the Pictures! looks at the history of movie-going in Ireland from the censorship of Casablanca to the tales of first love.

# censorship - Monday 13 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie TDs play down report of possible ‘email filter’ Email Filter

TDs play down report of possible ‘email filter’

TDs have dismissed newspaper suggestions that they are looking at ways of blocking some emails from the public.

# censorship - Friday 27 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Twitter says it can now censor tweets in some countries Twitter

Twitter says it can now censor tweets in some countries

Twitter said that it would now be able to restrict tweets from being read in certain countries where laws may be different while still allowing them to be seen elsewhere.

# censorship - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Chinese dissident poet charged with subversion China

Chinese dissident poet charged with subversion

Veteran democracy activist Zhu Yufu has been charged with attempting to subvert the state by writing the poem urging the Chinese people to “use your feet and take to the square”.

# censorship - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Wikipedia joins 'internet blackout' protest against SOPA SOPA

Wikipedia joins 'internet blackout' protest against SOPA

The future of the controversial bill SOPA looks uncertain after White House criticism, but the protest is going ahead.

# censorship - Monday 16 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it? Explainer

Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it?

A number of high-profile sites are ‘going dark’ this Wednesday over proposed anti-piracy legislation.

# censorship - Friday 23 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Pressure grows to US Congress's controversial SOPA bill SOPA

Pressure grows to US Congress's controversial SOPA bill

A bill being put through the House of Representatives has been roundly attacked over its wide-ranging plans to stop piracy.

# censorship - Monday 19 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Hermit Kingdom: 7 alarming tales from inside North Korea North Korea

Hermit Kingdom: 7 alarming tales from inside North Korea

Starvation, labour camps, kidnappings and repression are among the issues North Korean officials try to keep hidden – but over the years we have been afforded some rare and shocking glimpses…

# censorship - Friday 18 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch your language - Pakistan blacklists 'rude' words in texts Curses

Watch your language - Pakistan blacklists 'rude' words in texts

Pakistanis will have to think twice before texting about “love pistols” or, em, “headlights” under new regulations.

# censorship - Thursday 27 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie China plans to limit 'overly entertaining' reality TV shows China

China plans to limit 'overly entertaining' reality TV shows

Programmes dealing with marital troubles and matchmaking, talent shows, game shows, variety shows, talk shows and reality programming have been singled out.

# censorship - Friday 21 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Gaddafi corpse photos have made the front page? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Gaddafi corpse photos have made the front page?

Most newspapers – international and Irish – have opted to put graphic photos of a dying or dead Gaddafi on their cover this morning. How do you feel about seeing them there?

# censorship - Saturday 3 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie WikiLeaks publishes entire stash of US diplomatic cables in uncensored form Cablegate

WikiLeaks publishes entire stash of US diplomatic cables in uncensored form

Officials around the world criticise the move, which could potentially expose the identities of diplomatic spies and terror suspects.

# censorship - Thursday 30 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Irish authorities asked Google to remove mystery content Google

Irish authorities asked Google to remove mystery content

Google launches its transparency report to highlight government removal requests: guess which country submitted most removal requests?

# censorship - Monday 27 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Malaysia's national poet questioned over poetry recital Malaysia

Malaysia's national poet questioned over poetry recital

Police interviewed the 76-year-old poet for 90 minutes after he read his poem at the launch of a political rally.

# censorship - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Wednesday Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

Five things you need to know by 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie China's latest target for censorship? Its own President Hu Jintao China

China's latest target for censorship? Its own President Hu Jintao

In a bid to quell fears of an uprising in China, the government censors have removed their president singing a song from the internet.

# censorship - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael defends deletion of 'abusive' Facebook comments Fine Gael This post contains images

Fine Gael defends deletion of 'abusive' Facebook comments

Users have been flocking to Facebook to register opposition to Fine Gael’s position on full homosexual marriage rights.

# censorship - Thursday 6 January, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Amazon temporarily pulls book advising ways to manipulate the site Amazon

Amazon temporarily pulls book advising ways to manipulate the site

Ebook author says his publication was withdrawn by the website which had refused to remove a controversial paedophile’s guide from their listings two months ago.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: As hospitals are hit by the worst bed crisis in years, VHI announces price increases; Gerry Ryan’s autopsy report, and the big snow is coming back.

# censorship - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

From TheJournal.ie Web filter backed by Australian government Australia

Web filter backed by Australian government

But critics have drawn comparisons between the plan and the firewalls that exist in Iran and China.