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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Thursday 06 January 2011
To some, Huckleberry Finn is getting a welcome makeover for the 21st century. To others, the greatest American novel is being sacrificed at the altar of political correctness. Either way, a new edition of Mark Twain's most famous book has deleted all 219 of its mentions of perhaps the most incendiary word in American English: nigger.
Friday 31 December 2010
China shut down more than 60,000 pornographic websites this year, netting almost 5,000 suspects in the process, a government spokesman said yesterday. He vowed no let-up in the country's campaign against material deemed obscene.
Friday 17 December 2010
Beautiful gay boys of indeterminate age having stylised sex may not be on every parent's list of suitable reading for their children. But Japan has long been tolerant of the freewheeling, sometimes eye-boggling content of its manga comics and animated movies.
Friday 10 December 2010
Beautifully presented, full of remarkable artworks partnered by crisp essays, this book still needs a large pinch of sceptical salt.
Friday 22 October 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Tuesday 24 August 2010
The South African government has been accused of resorting to censorship policies reminiscent of the Apartheid era in a bid to silence its critics in the media.
Monday 12 July 2010
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said it had renewed the Chinese operating license of Internet giant Google, confirming an announcement made by the company on Friday.
Friday 09 July 2010
The Government today promised reform of the libel laws to provide a "fair balance" between freedom of expression and protection of reputation.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Google is attempting to salvage its operations in China, offering a compromise to the government in return for the renewal of its operating licence. Yet some analysts believe the olive branch will not be enough to save its operation in the country from closure.
Pamela Green: Actress and model best known for her role in 'Peeping Tom' who also helped start the 'top-shelf' tradition
Saturday 12 June 2010
The actress and model Pamela Green had a short but striking role in Michael Powell's controversial thriller Peeping Tom (1960), in which she portrayed a scarred model who becomes the murder victim of a psychotically voyeuristic photographer.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
After decades of battling against her views, Dame Joan Bakewell conceded today that clean-up campaigner Mary Whitehouse may have been right all along.
Saturday 22 May 2010
The campaigner Maria Kerigan was one of the first people who volunteered to work for Mary Whitehouse's National Viewers and Listeners' Association. She became its national secretary during one of the most important periods in the history of broadcasting.
Monday 17 May 2010
China's internet "firewall" is a trade barrier and needs to be tackled within the framework of the World Trade Organization, Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission, told reporters in Shanghai today.
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