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"Khook - Pig" challenges images of Iran at Berlin film festival 22.2.2018 Reuters: Hollywood News
BERLIN (Reuters) - A comedy depicting a movie director being protected by his family from a serial killer challenges stereotypes about Iran and Iranian women at the Berlin Film Festival, the director said on Wednesday.
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‘S Durga’ to finally see the light of day 21.2.2018 Hindu: Home
"We are planning to release the movie by March last or early April," the filmmaker added.
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‘S Durga’ finally to see the day of light 21.2.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition

After a major censorship battle over its title, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's S Durga has been cleared by the Revising Committee of the censor board with a U/A certificate.

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Looking back: Andrei Tarkovsky defines a cinematic language 19.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Entertainment
Andrei Tarkovsky once said, "The artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldnt look for harmony, but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world." The Post-Stalinist period saw the rise of a new wave of films in Russia that broke out from communist control. And all over Europe, there was a new cinematic language. Tarkovsky is one of the forerunners of the Russian New Wave along with other directors like Sergei Parajanov, Aleksei German, Tengiz Abuladze, Otar Iosseliani, and Nikita Mikhalkov. He managed to avoid Soviet censorship and craft films that pierce people's hearts and minds and to this day continue to influence numerous filmmakers. Tarkovsky directed only seven feature films in his lifetime and each one displays his distinctive style and imagination. He died after a battle with cancer in 1986. Ivans Childhood (1962): The film talks about a young boy working as a spy for Russian soldiers. As the film unfolds, we ...
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In Southeast Asia, Internet Freedom Is Rapidly Declining 18.2.2018 The Wire

Apart from censorship being an issue in the region, fake news is also being used to eliminate opponents or to manipulate public opinion. 

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Russian film set in Soviet era highlights continuing tensions: director 17.2.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia always seems to be on the brink of war and conditions there now are much like they were in the 1970s, when people worried that an international conflict would break out and largely sided with the government, the director of a new movie set in that era has ...
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Schools becoming breeding grounds for intolerance? A new book opens the discussion 15.2.2018 General News
Nazia Erum's "Mothering a Muslim" has been dominating the bestseller charts for many weeks now and has opened up prime-time discussions on the telly, columns in newspapers and reams of reviews on how -- through the cases she has documented across cities -- religious bigotry has been seeping into schools, playgrounds, and into children's minds. Some of the accounts are shocking, most of them are heartbreaking, but above all, the book finally puts into words what has always existed but not acknowledged.
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International Publishers Congress begins in Delhi 11.2.2018 General News
The 32nd edition of the International Publishers Congress started here on Sunday with an aim to discuss the challenges faced by the publishing industry.
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Artistic freedom at stake? 10.2.2018 Hindu: Education
Post the release of Padmaavat, students discuss what the real threat to creativity is — censorship or communal groups
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Publishers' international congress in Delhi from Monday 10.2.2018 General News
The Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) that represents publishers in English, Hindi and other regional languages -- will host the 32nd International Publishers Congress (IPC) in the national capital after 26 years.
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South Korean Leader Meets Kim Jong's Sister, Aims To Resolve Nuke Issue 10.2.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister on Saturday, hoping to translate Olympics detente into meaningful progress towards resolving a tense standoff over the...
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S.Korea’s Moon hosts talks with N.Korean leader’s sister 10.2.2018 Hindu: International
She shook hands with Mr. Moon and smiled faintly as the South Korean leader entered a meeting room at the Blue House on Saturday.
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Of hypocrisy and censorship 10.2.2018 Hindu: Home
There are waves of change in Malayalam cinema, say actors
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54 private TV channels violated programme, advert codes since 2014 8.2.2018 deccanherald.com
As many as 54 private television channels have violated the programme and advertising codes since 2014, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Seventeen channels each violated the code in 2014 and 2015, while 16 channels in 2016, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Zubin Irani said in a written reply. However, there was a sharp dip in 2017 with only four channels found to have violated the code, Irani said. She said that all the programmes and advertisements telecast on private satellite TV channels were required to adhere to the Programme and Advertising Codes prescribed under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995, and Cable Television Network Rules, 1994. The minister said that the Act does not provide for pre-censorship of any programme or advertisement telecast on the channels. However, she said that all programmes and advertisements were required to be in conformity with the codes which contain a whole range of parameters to regulate programmes and advertisements on TV ...
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A free mind always creates better content: Manoj Bajpayee 8.2.2018 DNA: Bangalore
A free mind always creates better content: Manoj Bajpayee
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Vietnam jails environmental blogger for 14 years 7.2.2018 Reuters: World News
(Reuters) - A court in central Vietnam jailed a prominent environmental blogger on Tuesday for 14 years for abusing his democratic freedom and opposing officials on duty, his lawyer said.
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Two Kenya TV stations resume broadcasting after days shut by government 5.2.2018 Reuters: World News
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two Kenyan television channels shut down by the government over their coverage of the political opposition resumed partial broadcasting on Monday, although a third channel remained off the air.
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Malaysia bans 'Padmaavat' over negative portrayal of Khilji 5.2.2018 General News
Malaysia banned controversial Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' from being screened in its theatres over the negative portrayal of Sultan Alauddin Khilji, its home ministry announced on Friday."He is portrayed as a Sultan who is arrogant, cruel, inhumane, devious with all kinds of trickery, unreliable and who does not fully practice Islamic teachings," the ministry said in a statement.On Tuesday, Malaysia's Film Censorship Board stated that the movie could "not approved for screening", while hearing an appeal lodged by the film's distributors, according to media reports.Bollywood films are extremely popular in Malaysia among Indians, who make up a considerable chunk of the country's population.After massive protests in northern and western India, Padmaavat was released in India on January 25. It crossed the Rs. 100 crore mark within four days at the box office. It has collected 192.5 crores so far and is inching towards the Rs. 200 crore mark.Actor Ranveer Singh essays the role of Sultan ...
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China orders microblog companies to ramp up censorship 2.2.2018 General News
China today ordered the country's microblog operators to establish mechanisms to remove false information, in the latest move by authorities to tighten policing of the web. The Cyberspace Administration of China said the Twitter- like microblog platforms have allowed the spread of pornographic, vulgar and fraudulent content. In addition to making sure to remove such content, companies should also keep a copy of what users post for at least six months, the CAC said in an online statement. "Microblogging service providers shall play an active role in promoting economic development and serving the general public by promoting the core values of socialism," it said. The statement did not go into any detail on what any new mechanisms should include. China tightly controls the internet through a censorship system known as the "Great Firewall" and closely monitors social media networks for sensitive content. Regulations in force since 2000 say websites are responsible for ...
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Malaysia bans controversial Bollywood movie 'Padmaavat' 2.2.2018 General News
Malaysia today banned "Padmaavat", a Bollywood epic that has enraged Hindu radicals in India, saying that it portrayed Islam in a bad light. The national censorship board said it took the tough measure "because the plot of the movie gave a bad image about Islam through the role played by a (Muslim) sultan," it said in a statement. Authorities turned down an appeal by the local distributor against the banning of the hit Indian film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In India, the movie has fuelled anger among hardline Hindu activists over its portrayal of a legendary Hindu queen which led to the film sets being vandalised. Muslims make up 60 per cent of multi-ethnic Malaysia's 32 million population. The country has previously banned movies that it feared could hurt religious sensitivities, including Hollywood biblical epic "Noah" and "The Passion of the Christ". It has also occasionally pulled the plug on live shows by foreign artists out of fear of angering conservative ..
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