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CBFC will hopefully value artistic expression: 'Ascharya F#*k It' director 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
"Ascharya F#*k It" -- as the name suggests, is a bold film. But its director Samit Kakkad has "immense faith" in Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which has often locked horns with filmmakers over cuts and beeps. He is sure that the censor board will see the film, which is inspired from the works of controversial writer Saadat Hasan Manto, for what it is and hopefully value artistic expression.
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Media personnel in Pakistan strongly condemn all forms of censorship 19.4.2018 General News
Over 50 senior Pakistani journalists and media groups have signed a petition, expressing serious concern over "all forms of censorship" imposed by the management of media houses on free media and freedom of information, under pressure. Noted journalists, editors, columnists, media personnel and representatives of media freedom organisations signed a petition, protesting against the ongoing curbs on freedom of expression in the country in the recent days. "Beginning with a crackdown against select media groups and banning the broadcast of various channels, there now is enhanced pressure on all media houses to refrain from covering certain rights based movements. "Media house managements under pressure are dropping regular op-ed columns and removing online editions of published articles. One media house even asked its anchors to stop live shows," they said in a signed statement. They alleged that there is a growing self censorship (by the management) and discussions take place on "given
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Pakistan journalists sign petition against media curbs 19.4.2018 General News
More than 50 journalists including editors, columnists, media persons and media freedom organisation representatives in Pakistan have signed a petition against the ongoing curbs on freedom of expression in the country.
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Bhimsainji was a true artiste: 'Gharaonda' actress Zarina Wahab 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Animation director, ad maker and feature filmmaker Bhimsain Khurana, who died aged 82 on Tuesday, was a true artiste, says actress Zarina Wahab who worked with him in the film "Gharaonda".
'Gharaonda' director Bhimsain dies at the age of 81 18.4.2018 General News
Veteran filmmaker and animation pioneer Bhimsain, best known for his film "Gharaonda" and animation short films like "Ek Anek Ekta", has died at the age of 81. Bhimsain died last night at a Juhu hospital here due to renal failure. He is survived by wife Neelam and sons Himaanshu and Kireet Khurana. A versatile artiste who enriched the medium of both television and films with his contribution, Bhimsain was primarily known for his work in the world of animation during the golden period of Doordarshan. Born in 1936 in Multan (modern-day Pakistan), Bhimsain obtained his diploma in Fine Arts and Classical Music from Lucknow University. In 1970, he made his directorial debut with his first animation short "The Climb", which earned him the Silver Hugo Award in the Chicago Film Festival. 'Ek chidiya, anek chidiyaan' is one of the most popular songs from animation film 'Ek Anek Ekta', which he made with Vijaya Mulay in 1974. He also directed and produced several animation and ad films such as .
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China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry 16.4.2018 General News
One of China's top social networking sites announced today that it will no longer be censoring content related to gay issues after the plan triggered a loud public outcry. Weibo.com was flooded over the weekend with the hashtags "#I'mGay" and "#I'mGayNotaPervert" after the Twitter-like platform said that cartoons and short videos with pornographic, violent or gay subject matter would be investigated over a three-month period. The microblogging site, which saw its Nasdaq shares fall on Friday, said in its amended post: "This clean-up of games and cartoons will no longer target gay content." A company spokesman refused to clarify how the platform would treat short videos with gay content. The investigation will instead "primarily focus on pornographic and violent material," Weibo's statement said. "Thank you everyone for your discussions and suggestions." Regulators have been ratcheting up control over Chinese microblogs in recent months, ordering operators like Weibo to set up a ...
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China's Sina Weibo reverses gay content clean-up after outcry 16.4.2018 DNA: Evolutions
China's Sina Weibo's on Monday reversed a decision to remove gay content after outcry among gay Chinese who say the company had smeared homosexuality by lumping it with pornography as it tried to meet government censorship directives.
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'Insecure' Pakistan must stop demonising Pashtuns 15.4.2018 General News
One of Pakistan's lawyers Babar Sattar, who writes articles for leading daily The News and other publications, has objected strongly to the ongoing censorship of the media, print and electronic, in Pakistan.In a tweet, Islamabad-based Sattar revealed that he has been unable to publish his regular Saturday column this week because of the ongoing censorship against the private and free press in Pakistan.He was also critical about the shutting down of Geo TV and The Jang Group.He said his latest weekly column for The News International was on the emergence of Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen as the leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), torch-bearer of the Pahstun community and his larger than life impact on the Pashtun consciousness.In his as yet unpublished article, Sattar describes Pashteen and fellow PTM leaders as "remarkable young men still uncorrupted by age and experience, raising basic questions of the state's responsibility to citizens and whether our state (Pakistan) and its ...
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Muzzling the media in Pakistan 14.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
First, Geo News, the news channel of Pakistan’s largest television network, went dark in early March across Pakistan’s cantonment areas. On March 30,
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'I am gay' protests as China bans 'homosexual' content on Weibo 14.4.2018 General News
China's Sina Weibo said it would remove "homosexual" content from the popular microblogging platform, prompting a storm of online protests today under the hashtag "I am gay". Weibo said in a statement yesterday it had begun a "clean-up campaign" to remove "illegal" content, including "manga and videos with pornographic impliations, promoting violence or (related to) homosexuality". It is the latest sign in a crackdown by the ruling Communist Party to purge the Internet of any content deviating from its "core values of socialism" while stifling criticism of social norms and established policies. The three-month campaign will also tackle "violent video games, like 'Grand Theft Auto'," Weibo said on the official account of its administrators. The popular Twitter-like platform, which boasts 400 million active monthly users, said it was implementing China's new cybersecurity law and had already removed some 56,240 items by last evening. The announcement provoked a flood of reaction from ...
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'I am gay' protests as China bans 'homosexual' content on Weibo 14.4.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
China's Sina Weibo said it would remove "homosexual" content from the popular microblogging platform, prompting a storm of online protests Saturday under the hashtag "I am gay". Weibo said in a statement Friday it had begun a "clean-up campaign" to remove "illegal" content, including "manga and videos with pornographic implications, promoting violence or (related to) homosexuality". It is the latest sign in a crackdown by the ruling Communist Party to purge the Internet of any content deviating from its "core values of socialism" while stifling criticism of social norms and established policie
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Chhara theatre activists fight social stigma, censorship 14.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The denotified tribe members use political plays to demolish traditional biases that treat them as thieves and criminals
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Unrestrained cosmetic use causing health issues 14.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Beauty creams available over the counter may contain steroids, warn experts
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Thank God there's no censorship on the net : Bhumi Pednekar (IANS Interview) 13.4.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who is doing a Netflix show titled "Lust Series" which will have stories by directors like Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibaker Banerjee, is grateful there's no censorship on the internet. She says it gives creative people the freedom to show what they believe in.
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Top Chinese news app Toutiao self-criticises after government crackdown for posting jokes 11.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
 One of China's most popular news apps issued an abject apology today and pledged to increase its internal censorship staff to 10,000 after it and three other apps were temporarily banned by the government in a widening content crackdown. Chinese media reports earlier this week said the four apps, led by news and content aggregator Jinri Toutiao, had been ordered removed from app stores for up to three weeks. They are the latest victims in a tightening wave of censorship by the ruling Communist Party aimed at expunging anything deemed in conflict with "core socialist values". Zhang Yiming, the founder and CEO of Toutiao, said in an apology issued Wednesday on one of its social media feeds that he was "consumed by guilt and remorse, and have not slept all night" over the ban. Toutiao is owned by Beijing-based technology group Bytedance, which boasts more than 200 million users and is one of the world's largest internet startups with a valuation over $20 billion, according to Bloomberg News. The ban was ...
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Zuckerberg defends certain type of censorship on Facebook 11.4.2018 General News
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg today defended certain kind of censorship to remove terrorist propaganda after a US lawmaker expressed concern over the social media giant's "pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship." Top Republican Senator Ted Cruz cited the 2016 controversy over how Facebook editors handled conservative-leaning political news in the trending topics feature. "I think that you would probably agree that we should remove terrorist propaganda from the service. So that, I agree, I think it is clearly bad activity that we want to get down. And were generally proud of how well we do with that," Zuckerberg told the US lawmakers during a US Congressional hearing. Zuckerberg was testifying before the US Congress amid a firestorm over the Cambridge Analytica data leak. In March, it was found that British firm Cambridge Analytica tied to US President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign improperly collected profile data of up to 87 million Facebook users. He said he ...
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Top China news app self-criticises after government crackdown 11.4.2018 General News
One of China's most popular news apps issued an abject apology today and pledged to increase its internal censorship staff to 10,000 after it and three other apps were temporarily banned by the government in a widening content crackdown. Chinese media reports earlier this week said the four apps, led by news and content aggregator Jinri Toutiao, had been ordered removed from app stores for up to three weeks. They are the latest victims in a tightening wave of censorship by the ruling Communist Party aimed at expunging anything deemed in conflict with "core socialist values". Zhang Yiming, the founder and CEO of Toutiao, said in an apology issued Wednesday on one of its social media feeds that he was "consumed by guilt and remorse, and have not slept all night" over the ban. Toutiao is owned by Beijing-based technology group Bytedance, which boasts more than 200 million users and is one of the world's largest internet startups with a valuation over $20 billion, according to Bloomberg ..
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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook user agreement sucks, says Senator; 10 highlights 11.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stumbled in answering a couple questions before US Senate's Commerce and Judiciary committees, but investors seemed happy
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Facebook's Zuckerberg testifies before Congress over data scandal 11.4.2018 General News
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday testified before the Congress and during his five-hour testimony, the lawmakers asked him tough questions on fake news, Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election and censorship of conservative media.
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HC to dispose of Amol Palekar’s plea 10.4.2018 Hindu: News
Actor claimed a provision of Bombay Police Act amounted to pre-censorship of plays
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