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  • A return to China's isolationist past would be disastrous

    Beijing increasingly appears to be walling China off from the outside world, with potentially disastrous consequences. Take civil society. China's national legislature is considering a bill that would further restrict the operations of foreign non-...
  • China tightens Web controls; commenters must register real names

    China tightens Web controls; commenters must register real names
    China’s Internet regulators on Wednesday announced wide-reaching rules requiring anybody posting comments online to register using their real name, the latest step in a continued tightening of control over freedom of expression online. The...
  • No laughing matter: China's media regulators ban puns

    No laughing matter: China's media regulators ban puns
    It just got a little less fun to be a headline writer in China. China’s media regulators have put out a new edict to copywriters, directing them to keep their groaners to themselves. It’s no laughing matter – the State General...
  • Censors in China keep mainlanders in dark about Hong Kong protests

    Censors in China keep mainlanders in dark about Hong Kong protests
    Striking photos, videos and news about Hong Kong’s ongoing democracy protests and clashes with police have exploded across TV, radio, newspapers worldwide in recent days, to say nothing of Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. But thanks...
  • Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare

    Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare
    In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
  • Houston pastors fight censorship challenge

    Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the City of Houston and...
  • Self-Control is Killing Japanese Movie Prospects

    TOKYO - A predictable handful of Japanese movies each year receive regular slots in international film festivals, especially if the films are made by such established auteurs such as Hirokazu Kore'eda, or Naomie Kawase, or by mavericks Takashi Miike and...
  • China broadens crackdown on Google services

    When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. "The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services," says the 30-year-old from Guangzhou....
  • Read: Student's letter about the Neshaminy High School newspaper controversy

    The following is the text of a letter written by Neshaminy High School senior football player Stephen Pirritano regarding the use of the school nickname "Redskins" in the school newspaper:  In October of 2013 the Neshaminy School District run paper,...
  • Florida school pulls Cory Doctorow's book, he sends it to students

    Florida school pulls Cory Doctorow's book, he sends it to students
    Note to principals interested in quietly removing books from summer reading programs: Don't target novels written by one of the editors of BoingBoing. Upon hearing his young adult novel "Little Brother" had been pulled from the summer reading program...
  • 'Recovered Voices' initiative studies grim history of Nazi censorship

     'Recovered Voices' initiative studies grim history of Nazi censorship
    James Conlon's Los Angeles Opera "Recovered Voices" mission of reviving music suppressed by the Nazis has been on hiatus lately, economic recovery being the company's priority. For the time being, the music director has, instead, looked elsewhere, such as...