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Murakami's latest novel declared 'indecent' by censors

Celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami’s recent novel Killing Commendatore has been deemed “indecent” by censors in Hong Kong. The censorship on Murakami's latest book has triggered ... The censor... read more

After Gabo book purge, Kuwait bans Dostoyevsky

Read also: New Murakami novel ruled 'indecent' by Hong Kong censors The committee works under a 2006 law on "press and publications", which outlines a string of punishable offences for publishers of b... read more

100 years ago in Spokane: War readiness and censorship

From the censorship beat: Spokane’s theater owners declared ... new ordinances from becoming effective, on the grounds that it is unnecessary.” They said plenty of statutes were already on the books g... read more

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James Joyce’s Ulysses: A classic too sexy for censors

The judges declared the excerpt ... Since the late 19th Century, censors considered themselves the guardians of civic order in an emerging Information Age. Rising literacy rates and plunging book pric... read more


Master Narrative: Who Did Emily Dickinson Write Her Love Letters To?

It’s clear that Lavinia and Austin Dickinson, Emily’s brother, were the most likely culprits, and that they sought either to censor or protect (or perhaps ... John Evangelist Walsh, in his new book Em... read more

The ‘Magna Carta’ of Cyberspace Turns 20: An Interview With the ACLU Lawyer Who Helped Save the Internet

First, the Supreme Court had declared the George Carlin monologue indecent ... be applied to a new communications form were incredibly important. We wanted to be sure the internet had the same strong ... read more

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Murakami's latest novel declared 'indecent' by censors Celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami’s recent novel Killing Commendatore has been deemed “indecent” by censors in Hong Kong. read more

Author's struggle with fame was her own "Peyton Place"

Published in fall 1956, "Peyton Place" sold millions of copies, becoming more desired as censors sought to stop it. Metalious' novel was banned in several cities, declared "indecent" by Canada and lab... read more

Free Speech: Déjà Viewing

Would-be censors change their instruments now ... With no enforcement mechanism, however, the new code had little effect. Then in October 1933, the Most Rev. Amleto Giovanni Cicognani declared "immora... read more

How Joe Redner Invented The Lap Dance, Built A Strip-Club Empire, Became A Model Citizen, Fought For Your Rights, And Beat Cancer

Joe Redner really was sick ... making seven times his monthly payment in a single night.) The club needed a new name, and he already had one in mind. "I was reading a porno book, and they referred to ... read more

Wikipedia - IWF backs down

All day on Tuesday, the Internet Watch Foundation was taking calls from journalists like me and promising a new statement about what must have ... and has apparently been reproduced in a number of boo... read more

N.W.A, 2 Live Crew and the Flaccid Legacy of Music Censorship

Network censors determined his stage dance to be indecent. Eddie Cochran ... But in 1989 this was truly something new. “The FBI should stay out of the business of censorship,” said US representative D... read more



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