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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

Haruki Murakami’s novel declared indecent by Hong Kong censors

One of Japan’s most celebrated authors Haruki Murakami’s latest novel Killing Commendatore has been declared indecent by Hong Kong censors. According to a report in Hong Kong Free Press, the decision ... read more

Banned in Baltimore: film censorship in the Free State

From cornfed pinups to indigenous cultures, Maryland's censors helplessly watched a new era of values emerge. The harshest blow came in 1965 when the U.S. Supreme Court declared the ... but banning th... read more

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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


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

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

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel

Murakami's latest novel declared 'indecent' by censors Celebrated Japanese author Haruki ... Author Stav Sherez won the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for his book, 'The Int... 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

Egypt's cultural shift reflects Islam's pull

On the airwaves, a new, flashier brand of media-savvy preacher woos young Muslims away from decadent Western ways, emphasizing praying over partying. Government censors, sometimes at the behest of stu... read more

MTV's Pinata of Profanity

Network censors ... Before his indecent exposure, RJ lamented, “I’m God’s urinal cake.” One nerdy girl tells RJ “Any time, any place, any orifice.” She also refers to menstruation as “a vampire buffet ... read more

Harlequin to launch literary imprint Park Row Books

“We see it as a poignant and uplifting story,” Imranyi says. Other scheduled works include thrillers by Mary Kubica and Heather Gudenkauf, a new novel from prize-winning Canadian author Christopher Me... read more

Movies provide backdrop to free-speech battles

the laws were declared unconstitutional. Shifting strategy, authorities navigated around content to focus on the location of undesirable theaters with zoning laws. This new strategy failed at first. W... read more



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