New issue of Index on Censorship out now
06 Mar 2008


Index on Censorship: I know it when I see it

From Ulysses to Last Exit to Brooklyn, obscenity trials are a benchmark for the limits of cultural tolerance. As the first prosecution of the written word in more than 30 years takes place in the UK, Index on Censorship assesses the landscape.

Are we becoming less permissive than our parents? Is the Obscene Publications Act fit for purpose? Should governments control what we see online to protect our children? Leading commentators on the subject give their verdict.

Anthony Julius and Julian Petley: a discussion on art, obscenity and the law
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John Ozimek: the technology revolution is redefining the boundaries

Tony Bennett: comic books are not just for kids

Julian Petley on the prospects for free speech online
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Marjorie Heins says the Internet is making the law unworkable

Anne Higonnet on why artists are heading for a collision course
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Elena Martellozzo and Helen Taylor assess the impact of child pornography

Seth Finkelstein on the censoring of obscenity online

BBFC film examiner Murray Perkins gives the lowdown
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Also in this issue

Rohan Jayasekera on Iraq’s year of elections

Shahvalad Chobanoglu says independent press in Azerbaijan is struggling to survive

Sanjuana Martinez exposes a culture of censorship in Mexico

Sanjana Hattotuwa explains the chilling effect of legislation in Sri Lanka

Martin Rowson says breaking taboos is the heart of satire

Ena Lucia Portela ‘The last passenger’

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One response to “New issue of Index on Censorship out now”

  1. Colin Thomas says:

    I am convening a session on “Censorship and the Politics of the Past” at the “Televising History” conference at Lincoln University from July 22nd to 24th. Do you know of recent work in this field e.g. on the coverage of the Stalin period on Russian television today, or of the coverage of Irish history on British television?