Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Weiler Affair and Globalized Censorship

Prof.  Joseph Weiler of NYU, and Editor-In-Chief of the European Journal Of Law, has contributed an incisive editorial regarding charges that he defamed an author through an unfavorable book review: …I was summoned to appear before an Examining Magistrate in … Continue reading

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NEWSgrist Write-up On “Policing the Sacred” CAA 2011 Panel

Joy Garnett of NEWSgrist has posted her reflections on the NCAC’s panel at CAA: ‘Policing the Sacred’ broached the most interesting age-old conundrum of art, religion and censorship. It asked that we ourselves examine the lines between hate speech, critique, … Continue reading

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Amanda Palmer Asks Community For Response To Censored School Play

Amanda Palmer, co-founder of the legendary Dresden Dolls and known for a wide variety of solo work, is a damn-proud alumna of the Lexington High School drama program. She credits it for granting her the opportunity to work with avant-garde … Continue reading

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Free Speech in the Courthouse, the Workplace, and On the Street

Anniston Star calls City Council’s proposal to bar public employees from criticizing city on social media “oppressive” The Star, Anniston, Alabama’s daily newspaper, has published an editorial responding to their City Council’s proposed policy to ban city workers from posting … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Regents’ Response to Censorship Outrage: what does it promise?

In response to the national outrage over the removal of artist David Wojnarowicz’ video Fire In My Belly from the National Portrait Gallery following pressure from the Catholic League and Republican Congressional leaders, the Smithsonian Board of Regents formed an Advisory Panel*. Continue reading

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