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“User Generated Censorship” Talk at Knight Foundation

NCAC board member Chris Peterson gave an excellent presentation –as part of a MIT Civic Ignite program with the Knight Foundation– on how “user generated censorship” can emerge in social media like Digg and Facebook . Chris’ talk starts at … Continue reading

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Free Speech Defender-Superstar Photos!

Last night we celebrated a bunch of amazing defenders of Free Speech at Tribeca 360 in Manhattan. We have pictures! Here’s a taste: Judy Blume presents Laurie Halse Anderson with her Free Speech Defender award! We all honored Laurie for … Continue reading

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MediaBistro Plugs NCAC Readout Videos

MediaBistro’s GalleyCat blog posted a nice plug for the Banned Books Week Videos from our Readout Tent at the Brooklyn Book Festival. A few are below, and we’ll post more as they’re edited…why limit a good thing to one week? … Continue reading

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Indecent Exposure: A Discussion and Screening of Films You Are Unlikely to See Elsewherel

On Monday, September 27, NCAC and BFA Department of Visual & Critical Studies at the School of Visual Arts will screen a special not-so-late-night double feature picture show of controversial films Destricted and Ken Park. A discussion with the filmmakers … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon Prevails in Franklin Township!

After a long and drawn-out challenge process, this week Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon finally prevailed in Franklin Township!  The denouement to this extended drama came down to a special convening of the Franklin Township school board set for this … Continue reading

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Confronting Censorship with a Flowchart

The ACLU and the ACLU of Tennessee  filed suit in Federal Court  against two Tennessee school districts, charging the schools are unconstitutionally blocking students from accessing online information about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.  NCAC was involved in an … Continue reading

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Steve Martin steps into the ring: Take that, Censorship!

NCAC has been following the case of Picasso at the Lapin Agile in La Grande Oregon for the past month or so. After receiving a call from a concerned parent, we wrote a letter to the Superintendent explaining how and … Continue reading

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NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin weighs in on NYPost cartoon controvery

CNN’s coverage of the NY Post’s controversial cartoon from a First Amendment perspective. Click here to watch the video. NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin weighs in, noting NCAC’s response to the violence in Denmark resulting from a newspaper’s running cartoon … Continue reading

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I Fucked Your Boyfriend: The Update

Maria Gonzalez covers the “I Fucked Your Boyfriend” bumper sticker story at the Walla Walla Union Bulletin in which a student was suspended for keeping a bumper sticker on her car after the school asked her to remove it. In … Continue reading

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Berkeley: from free speech to no offense permitted

A recent incident a Berkeley’s Addison Street Gallery forced the City to review its guidelines on art shown in the gallery. The guidelines, which included a blanket ban on any representations of guns, had led to the cancellation to The … Continue reading

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