Tag Archives: censorship

Sometimes censorship is complicated, and sometimes it’s really simple

Padraig Reidy: Sometimes censorship is complicated, and sometimes it’s really simple

Burma’s art of transition

Julia Farrington: Burma’s art of transition

Burma: “Unstable one day, stable the next”

On 27 March, I attended Burmese comic Zarganar’s extraordinary show at People’s Park, one of Rangoon’s major public spaces. The elaborate production, broadcast on independent TV channel Sky Net, included dancing, music, and harsh and free-flowing satire throughout. The show featured comedians who went into exile following Zarganar’s arrest — for drawing attention the Burmese government’s lack [...]

Private daily newspapers return to Burma

Mike Harris: Private daily newspapers return to Burma

Surveillance, security and censorship

Padraig Reidy: Surveillance, security and censorship

London court ruling could have grave consequences for free speech online.

A ruling at the Appeal Court in London yesterday could set a dangerous precedent on one of the most important issues in online free speech. The ruling could mean that Internet Service Providers such as Google and Facebook become recognised as “publishers” of material, rather than “mere conduits” and thus legally responsible for material posted [...]

Pope Benedict’s history of censorship

Many, many things will be written about the papacy of Benedict XVI in the coming days (as a good summary of Ratzinger’s reign, I’d highly recommend this from John Hooper). For me, it’s worth noting, briefly, Joseph Ratzinger’s historic association with Vatican censorship. Previous to becoming Pope in 2005, Ratzinger had been head of the [...]

Index Index – International free speech round up 30/01/13

Index Index – International free speech roundup 30/01/13

Index Index – international free speech roundup 14/01/13

Index Index – international free speech roundup

Julie Burchill, Lynne Featherstone, and Leveson

There has been a hell of a lot written in the past week or so since the New Statesman published feminist writer Suzanne Moore’s article Seeing red: the power of female anger, and I really do not want to go over the details again. There’s more to be written on transgender issues by people with [...]