Monthly Archives: December 2009

Index on Censorship Censors Itself

We couldn’t make this up. Not so long ago, Yale University Press, on direction from the university, pre-emptively self-censored images of Mohammed from The Cartoons that Shook the World by Jytte Klausen, a scholarly examination of the controversy that erupted … Continue reading

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Forget staging “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”

This week, in a decision that is likely to limit what theaters decide to produce, Colorado’s Supreme Court upheld the state’s ban on theatrical smoking. The 2006 Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking inside public buildings. This is something … Continue reading

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Senatorial “Secret Holds” Are Censorship

According to a recent report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a number of Senators have failed to abide by Section 512 of the 2007 Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) which prohibits the use of … Continue reading

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NCAC, AAUP and Others Issue Call to Action Over Censorship in Response to Threats of Violence, Real and Imagined

The National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Association of University Professors, joined by leading groups in the academic, civil liberties, journalism, and free speech fields, issued a Statement of Principle and Call to Action urging governments, institutions and private … Continue reading

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