The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs
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Monday 05 December 2011
In October 2006, Anna Politkovskaya, an investigative journalist at Novaya Gazeta newspaper in Russia, was assassinated in her home after publishing a series of articles on human rights abuse and international corruption. Her case remains unresolved, but did at least generate huge international coverage.
Friday 21 October 2011
Monday 22 August 2011
Friday 22 July 2011
The latest track to emerge from Stephen Malkmus's new album, Mirror Traffic – produced by Beck, made with the Jicks – ahead of its 22 August release is the upbeat jaunt "Senator".
Sunday 10 July 2011
Tuesday 05 July 2011
Censorship in 2011 involves shifting the blame on to others
Tuesday 05 July 2011
Opera North defended its decision to cancel an opera involving primary school pupils after the writer refused to tone down references to a character's homosexuality.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Thursday 09 June 2011
The work of one of Azerbaijan's leading artists, at the centre of an embarrassing dispute at the prestigious Venice Art Biennale, has been removed from the festival after the country's President apparently intervened to say the works were distasteful.
Thursday 26 May 2011
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Yemen brought in sweeping emergency laws today after the president asked for new powers of arrest, detention and censorship to crush the uprising demanding his removal.
Friday 25 February 2011
China will not succumb to the kind of unrest rocking authoritarian governments across the Middle East, a senior official has said – despite a rash of detentions and censorship which suggests Beijing remains nervous.
Friday 28 January 2011
Jonathan Swift, known for his satirical contributions to literature, sometimes flirted with the obscene. His most famous letters are riddled with crossings-out, which academics previously attributed to 18th-century editors censoring the clergyman's bawdy lines. Swift called women "bitches", "huzzies" and complained about their looks.
Monday 24 January 2011
Ryan Gosling was "frustrated" when film censors tried to ban his 'Blue Valentine' sex scene.
Friday 21 January 2011
Jean-Paul Sartre, who died in 1980, will soon be able to smoke cigarettes in public again. And the great comic film-maker Jacques Tati will shortly be allowed to take up his beloved pipe too, 28 years after his death.
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