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‘Oh my God, buy it!’ China’s livestream shopping stars risk being censored
Online sales stars enjoy huge influence but can fall foul of the authorities and vanish from the retail multiverse

Helen Davidson in Taipei

18, Jun, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Palestinian reporter’s death highlights weakness of Israeli army investigations
Fatal shooting of Shireen Abu Aqleh in May raises fresh concerns over military inquiries into deaths of Palestinians

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

14, Jun, 2022 @8:38 AM

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Saudi Arabia bans Pixar’s Lightyear over same-sex kiss
The Hollywood film has been banned in a number of countries in the Middle East because of a kiss between space ranger Alisha and her partner

Andrew Pulver

13, Jun, 2022 @1:43 PM

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Film bans are less about offence, more ‘community leaders’ showing who’s boss | Kenan Malik
Pulling The Lady of Heaven from cinemas is a win for self-appointed gatekeepers of Islam

Kenan Malik

12, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Cancel culture? My play was shut down by rightwing activists before it even opened | Josie Dale-Jones
A small campaign’s capacity to cancel – unseen – The Family Sex Show is far more frightening than anything I had to say in it, says producer Josie Dale-Jones

Josie Dale-Jones

10, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Revealed: Noël Coward’s unseen plays aimed to deal with homosexuality
Playwright planned scenes on same-sex relationship at a time when it was illegal and British theatres faced strict censorship

Dalya Alberge

08, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Elon, Twitter is not the town square – it’s just a private shop. The square belongs to us all | John Naughton
Musk’s acquisition of the media platform will be a boon for free speech, he says. Governments are the ones to judge that

John Naughton

01, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Coalition to change classification code for video games with loot boxes two years after review
Developers say they were not consulted as Labor questions timing of announcement on eve of election

Josh Taylor

27, Apr, 2022 @9:13 AM

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Beware! Having an opinion about sex while growing old has now become a crime | Catherine Bennett
Those concerned by The Family Sex Show are apparently ‘older’ or, in modern parlance, ‘irrelevant’

Catherine Bennett

24, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘I’m waiting to be arrested’: Russian ‘fake news’ law targets journalists
Police arrest investigative reporters to stop bad press about Russian military and war against Ukraine

Andrew Roth

21, Apr, 2022 @4:00 AM

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China internet censors scramble as lockdown frustration sparks ‘creative’ wave of dissent
Experts say volume of dissent from Shanghai over zero-Covid measures challenging attempts to control information

Helen Davidson in Taipei

20, Apr, 2022 @4:21 AM

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Sex education theatre show for children cancelled after ‘violent threats’
The Family Sex Show organisers receive abuse over UK production aimed at children as young as five

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

19, Apr, 2022 @5:22 PM

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