Censorship

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Campus free speech law in England ‘likely to have opposite effect’
Campaigners attack the proposals, saying they will further limit what is deemed acceptable speech

Richard Adams Education editor

12, May, 2021 @7:21 PM

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The protections of Australia’s online safety bill exclude us sex workers | Gala Vanting
The bill could be a great step forward for women’s safety, but we are left wondering whose safety it is willing to sacrifice

Gala Vanting

11, May, 2021 @5:58 AM

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It’s just pants: ads for skimpy men’s underwear too racy for media giants
Retailer Moot fears for future of its business as TV and web companies remove its promotions

Priya Elan

08, May, 2021 @1:17 PM

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State broadcaster in Italy under fire after ‘censoring’ rapper
Rai faces calls to apologise to Fedez over attempt to silence his condemnation of homophobia

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

03, May, 2021 @12:15 PM

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Tech giants happy to do Narendra Modi’s bidding in return for access to Indian market | John Naughton
The Indian leader’s autocratic tendencies do not seem to have posed great ethical difficulties for Facebook and Twitter

John Naughton

17, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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China hands death sentences to Uyghur former officials
Two who led Xinjiang education department get suspended penalty for publishing school textbooks

Helen Davidson in Taipei

09, Apr, 2021 @9:14 AM

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Sharp rise in parents seeking to ban anti-racist books in US schools
The American Library Association’s annual Top 10 ‘most challenged’ books is usually dominated by LGBTQ+ reading, but 2020 registered other anxieties

Alison Flood

06, Apr, 2021 @12:01 PM

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YouTube rejects internal request to censor rapper YG over robbery lyrics
YouTube employees had called for removal of track which suggests targeting ‘Chinese neighbourhood’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, Mar, 2021 @8:49 AM

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Nergal: the extreme metal musician fighting Poland's blasphemy laws
The acclaimed and controversial Behemoth frontman faces possible prison time for a photo of his foot on a religious icon. He argues that Poland must become secular to evolve

Michael Hann

18, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Police in Myanmar occupy hospitals as unions call for national strike
Police target outlet after hospitals stormed on Sunday night amid call for strike in protest at coup

Guardian reporter in Yangon and Michael Safi

08, Mar, 2021 @2:56 PM

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Digga D: Made in the Pyrex review – bravado, paranoia and laughs from exiled drill star
A legal gag may have censored the lyrics but this ambitious UK rapper’s second mixtape proves talent can’t be held back

Kemi Alemoru

05, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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For Sri Lankan reporters, the ghosts of violence and intimidation loom again
The terror of earlier crackdowns taught me to write between the lines as a journalist – now I see repressive tactics returning

Dharisha Bastians

04, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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