Palestinians raise alarm over Facebook content 'suppression'

Palestinian reporters have cited multiple incidents they describe as censorship. 

published on : 31st December 2021

Russia blocks website of group that tracks political arrests

The website was unavailable to Russian internet users on Saturday and was listed on the government's registry of banned web pages.

published on : 25th December 2021

New unverified footage of Peng Shuai posted online

Peng Shuai, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, alleged former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of forcing her into sex during an on and off relationship spanning several years.

published on : 19th December 2021

Hong Kong to amend law to step up film censorship

The amendments would require a censor to determine whether a film contains elements that endanger national security.

published on : 24th August 2021

Instagram apologizes for Almodóvar film's poster censorship

Facebook and Instagram's longstanding rule have spurred the use of the #FreetheNipple movement and hashtag on Instagram, which is used by many to portray nipples despite the rules.

published on : 11th August 2021

Russia blocks 49 websites linked to Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny: Aide

Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most vocal domestic critic, was arrested in January after he returned to Russia following months of treatment in Germany for a nerve agent poisoning.

published on : 26th July 2021

Chinese social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts

It wasn't clear whether the step was ordered by Chinese authorities, but it comes as the ruling party tightens political controls.

published on : 7th July 2021

Twitter restricts tweets of academic who mocked China leader Xi Jinping

Twitter said that when it detects unusual activity from an account, it can sometimes add temporary notices until it gets confirmation from account owner.

published on : 6th July 2021

Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill​: Film bodies give joint representation to Centre regarding proposal

On June 18, the Centre had sought public comments on the draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 which proposes to penalise film piracy with a jail term and fine & introduce age-based certification.

published on : 2nd July 2021

I see no point in government's proposal to amend Cinematograph Act: Shyam Benegal

The veteran director said that when there's already an existing system of the CBFC, there should be no outside control, especially by the government.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Two amateur computer coders on trial as China enforces online censorship amid pandemic

Authorities have not said why they were arrested, friends and relatives believe it was because the two men had set up an online archive to store articles deleted by censors

published on : 11th May 2021

Pakistani journalists' group vows to fight for press freedom

There were 148 documented attacks or violations against journalists in Pakistan from May 2020 to April 2021 - an increase over previous years.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge alleges Centre hounding media; Modi government refutes charge

It alleged that a senior executive of a prominent news channel and two other staffers had recently quit due to pressure from the government for airing stories critical of the ruling establishment.

published on : 3rd August 2018

Politics over films: How censorship and public outrage hindered artistic freedom over years

As the hullabaloo over a ‘wink’ in a Malayalam film track subsides on the Supreme Court’s intervention, Amit Agnihotri, Pushkar Banakar, Kanu Sarda and Meera Suresh look at how censorship and public o

published on : 25th February 2018

'Padmaavat' row: Now, Malaysia bans Deepika Padukone-starrer movie

The 'not relevant' tag was given under the pretext that the film might spur unrest among the community, considering that about 61 per cent of Malaysia is populated by Muslims.

published on : 29th January 2018
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