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The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs

Bush's celebrity critics, Blair's version of history and others

Bush's celebrity critics are victims of freedom, not censorship

Why papers should be pink

Prejudice in the press is alive and kicking. How far should the principle of freedom of speech be allowed to excuse these excesses, asks Johann Hari

Self-regulation of the press can be made to work

Almost any day of the week, one can see that the code of practice relating to privacy is regularly breached

Letter: Men vs `feminazis'

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST males is so widespread in so many fields that it is not surprising that a wide variety of tactics have been adopted by those stronger-minded men with the guts to fight it. Hence the range of approaches reported by Pyke, Usborne, O'Sullivan and Clement (12 December) are the tip of the iceberg, and evidence of male creativity rather than confusion and conflict.

Porn, violence and what the public wants

`I was asked if it were true that we censors find explicit sex more acceptable if it occurs in a foreign-language film'

Network: Why Lara Croft is too hot for the world to handle

You thought a game was the same the world over? Think again. The Germans can't stand gore and Americans don't like anything difficult

`Sensation' war hots up as museum sues New York and Mayor Giuliani retaliates

THE RUCKUS in New York over the travelling Sensation exhibition of works by young British artists, including Damien Hirst and Chris Ofili, intensified last night after the Brooklyn Museum of Art, where the pieces are to be shown, announced that it had sued the city for threatening to cut off its funding.

Welcome to planet porn

Today, The Independent begins a major new series on pornography and popular culture. The first part looks at how our attitudes have changed over the years - and asks, can anything shock us now?

Letter: The limits of protest

Sir: Did Yasmin Alibhai-Brown really mean to write, "Those people who burnt The Satanic Verses in Bradford were accused of censorship when what they were doing was expressing their rage at their own lack of any power in this country" ("Sex, politics and censorship", 9 September)?
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