Tag: Censorship

Documentaries on national controversies censored, director to move court

Documentaries on national controversies censored, director to move court

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s decision to deny censor exemption certification to three documentaries has come under fire. The central government denied permission to screen three documentaries at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, which is based on recent national controversies including Rohit Vemula suicide, unrest in[Read More…]

No pre-censorship in a democracy: Delhi HC

The Delhi HC told the AAP government on Thursday that, in a democracy, there cannot be pre-censorship. Responding to the policy on display of an advertisement on auto-rickshaws a bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Pratibha M Singh said, “In a democracy, it (pre-censorship) should not be done. What[Read More…]

Erdogan’s Turkey blocks Wikipedia

Turkey has blocked all the access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia without giving any official reasons. According to ‘Turkey Blocks’ monitoring group, the site was inaccessible from 08:00 (05:00 GMT) by order of the Turkish authorities. People in the capital Istanbul were unable to access any Wikipedia[Read More…]

Lipstick Under My Burkha: Bollywood slams censor board’s decision to deny certificate

Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra, Neeraj Ghaywan and many others have criticised the censor board’s decision to refuse certificate to Prakash Jha’s production “Lipstick Under My Burkha”. Thhe examining committee of the Central Board of Film Certification committee had refused to certify Alankrita Shrivastava-directed movie Lipstick Under My Burkha citing reasons[Read More…]

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