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Youth Advisory Board discuss censorship of art

Youth Advisory Board discuss censorship of art

For this month's task the youth board were asked to write a blog post about a piece of art that has either caused controversy or been banned in their country

Parents petition to remove Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden from school reading lists

Parents petition to remove Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden from school reading lists

Parents and students at a high school in New Jersey have launched a petition to have books, including the play Death and the Maiden by Chilean playwright

Thoughts policed: Max Wind-Cowie

Thoughts policed: Max Wind-Cowie

Have we created a media culture where politicians fear voicing an opinion that’s not the party line? Max Wind-Cowie reports

Future imperfect: Jason DaPonte

Future imperfect: Jason DaPonte

Should concerns about privacy after the NSA revelations change the way we use the web? Jason DaPonte asks the experts about state spying, corporate control and what we can do to protect ourselves

My book and the school library: Norma Klein

My book and the school library: Norma Klein

Norma Klein, the American writer of children's books, describes how she successfully defended her Confessions of an Only Child before a school board meeting

Deliberately lewd: Erica Jong

Deliberately lewd: Erica Jong

Pornography is to art as prudery is to the censors

Drawing out the dark side: Martin Rowson

Drawing out the dark side: Martin Rowson

When it comes to depicting war, humour can be a critic’s most dangerous weapon, says Martin Rowson as he trips through the history of cartoons

6 May: Silencing the people: Freedom of expression in a global society

6 May: Silencing the people: Freedom of expression in a global society

The Point of No Return, a new play based upon the last four days of Ukraine’s Maidan protests. From personally recorded real-life stories, extensive research and a journey to the heart of Ukraine, this story is based upon the revolution in Kiev in January-February 2014. The performance on 6 May will

19 Feb: As long as it’s funny – a discussion about comedy and censorship

19 Feb: As long as it’s funny – a discussion about comedy and censorship

The London Irish Comedy Festival is hosting a free event about comedy and censorship. Controversy has always surrounded the comedy industry, from stand-up to sitcom to satire. During the discussion, ethics, censorship, freedom of expression and taste will be explored by special guest panellists and the audience. What makes us sometimes

30 Jan: Walking the Tightrope – the tension between art and politics

30 Jan: Walking the Tightrope – the tension between art and politics

Presenting the world premiere of a collection of 12 explosive political five minute plays by writers including Mark Ravenhill, Neil LaBute and Caryl Churchill. Arising from events and decisions relating to The Underbelly and Incubator Theatre’s The City, Exhibit B and the Barbican, and The Tricycle Theatre. Each performance will include all twelve

Azerbaijan: Government arrests investigative journalist

Azerbaijan: Government arrests investigative journalist

The arrest of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova today underscores the entrenched authoritarian instincts of the government of President Ilham Aliyev

Finances threaten independent student media

Finances threaten independent student media

As many campus media struggle to maintain a steady revenue, Index hears from two US university papers about their work and how they finance themselves independently

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