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Oklahoma high school valedictorian denied diploma for using 'hell' in speech

NBC Staff - NBCNews.com - 21 August 2012 Comments

PRAGUE, Okla. – An Oklahoma high school valedictorian who was denied her diploma because she used the world “hell” in her commencement speech doesn’t plan to apologize for her choice of words,...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, EDUCATION

Pussy Riot's closing statement

Cory Doctorow - BoingBoing - 18 August 2012 Comments

Argument in the show-trial of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot -- who gave an unlicensed anti-Putin performance in a cathedral and now face harsh, Stalinist justice for daring to point out the...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, POLITICS, RELIGION

TRT refuses to imagine world without religion, censures Lennon song at Olympic ceremony

- - Hurriyet Daily News (Turkish with articles in English and Turkish) - 14 August 2012 Comments

A presenter for Turkish state broadcaster TRT omitted part of iconic British musician John Lennon's lyrics that call for “no religion” during the broadcasting of the Olympic Games’ closing...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP

Jeremy Paxman religious comments were offensive, rules BBC Trust

John Plunkett - The Guardian - 31 July 2012 Comments

BBC Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman 'went too far' with comments about religion. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman went too far when he...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, INTERVIEWS, RICHARD DAWKINS

Salman Rushdie goes on offensive after Indian festival appearance is cancelled

Jason Burke - The Guardian - 25 January 2012 7 Comments

Satanic Verses author attacks Indian politicians for failing to protect free speech after video link appearance is scrapped Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie said his 'overwhelming feeling'...

TAGGED: BOOKS, CENSORSHIP, HATE

To name the unnameable

Kenan Malik - Pandaemonium - 23 January 2012 15 Comments

Please note that there is a petition that you can sign if you wish, asking the Indian Prime Minister to revoke the ban on The Satanic Verses . ‘A poet’s work. To name the unnameable, to...

TAGGED: BLASPHEMY, CAMPAIGNS, CENSORSHIP

Colbert explains how to deal with Internet censorship protests

Dean Putney - BoingBoing - Comedy Central - 20 January 2012 36 Comments

Embed code not working but you can watch on the BoingBoing site by clicking the image below Stephen Colbert provides some perspective on the net-wide blackouts yesterday, as well as some...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, HUMOR

[Updated 15th Jan]- Atheists have no right... - Atheists face Muslim-led censorship from UCL Union

- - The Freethinker - 16 January 2012 429 Comments

Update #3 15th Jan - Atheists have no right... Atheists have no right to decide what is, or what is not offensive to believers The Freethinker THE University College London Union Jesus...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, ISLAM

UCL Union censorship: Jesus & Mo respond

Jesus & Mo - JesusandMo.net - 11 January 2012 134 Comments

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TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, HUMOR, RELIGION

Could You Be A Criminal? US Supports UN Anti-Free Speech Measure

Abigail R. Esman - Forbes - 03 January 2012 61 Comments

Thanks to Ivan for the link While you were out scavenging the Wal-Mart super sales or trying on trinkets at Tiffany and Cartier, your government has been quietly wrapping up a Christmas gift...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, HUMAN RIGHTS

Delete anti-religious posts: Court to networking sites

- - Hindustan Times - 03 January 2012 54 Comments

A Delhi Court on Saturday ordered 22 social networking sites, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, to remove all "anti-religious" or "anti-social" contents in the next...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, RELIGION

Darwin censored by the Turkish government's porn filter

Tom Chivers - The Telegraph - 30 December 2011 39 Comments

Mmm... hot hot Darwin porn, as banned by the Turkish government Worrying news from Turkey, where a government body has moved to block sites that mention evolution or Charles Darwin . The...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, DARWIN

Journal axes gene research on Jews and Palestinians

Robin McKie - The Observer - 11 December 2011 41 Comments

A keynote research paper showing that Middle Eastern Jews and Palestinians are genetically almost identical has been pulled from a leading journal. Academics who have already received copies of...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, GENETICS, RELIGION

Godless Bus Ads Now in Little Rock after Court Ruling

- - Central Arkansas Coalition of Reason - 06 October 2011 9 Comments

Press release courtesy of Central Arkansas Coalition of Reason "Are you good without God? Millions are." These words, superimposed over an image of blue sky and white clouds, appear in...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, REASON

UPDATE: 3 days to stop Murdoch's media takeover

e-mail - Avaaz.org - 08 July 2011 105 Comments

UPDATE. The News of the World , Rupert Murdoch's most disgusting newspaper (and therefore the most disgusting newspaper in Britain), is to close down because of a hacking scandal. The move seems to...

TAGGED: CAMPAIGNS, CENSORSHIP, MEDIA

Australian Atheists Refused Billboard Space

Hemant Mehta - Friendly Atheist - 17 June 2011 14 Comments

They paid Billboards Australia a deposit and signed a contract. The company is now backtracking, saying they won’t put up the billboards because they’re “too political” The site owner at...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, CAMPAIGNS, CENSORSHIP

Draw Mohammad Day 2... NEEDS YOU!

Thunderf00t - YouTube -Thunderfoot, dmd2011tf.net, facebook et al - 17 May 2011 184 Comments

If you support the goals of this protest and want to take part, upload your picture to flickr.com, then add it to the playlist at http://www.flickr.com/groups/dmd2011/pool/add/ The slideshow...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, HUMAN RIGHTS, ISLAM

Rock the Fort Chaplain Is From the Moon, Writes Foxhole Atheist A Letter

Justin Griffith - - - 16 May 2011 34 Comments

Almost 45 days after the last-minute restrictions forced us to cancel our first approach, a fresh comment appeared on that announcement awaiting moderation. I was blown away at what I saw. Read the...

TAGGED: CAMPAIGNS, CENSORSHIP, IRRATIONALITY, REASON

Face to faith

Caspar Melville - Guardian.co.uk, Comment is Free - 12 March 2011 36 Comments

So the British Humanist Association ads with the headline "If You're Not Religious for God's Sake Say So", urging people to tick the "no religion" box on the census, have been banned because the...

TAGGED: CAMPAIGNS, CENSORSHIP, COMMENTARY, RELIGION

Pakistanis Rally in Support of Blasphemy Law

SALMAN MASOOD - The New York Times - 01 January 2011 120 Comments

Thanks to Derek for the link Thousands demonstrated in Karachi and elsewhere on Friday to demand that Pakistan’s blasphemy law remain intact. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A crippling strike by...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW