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News Friday 20th January...

UK ParliamentHouses of Parl In praise of blasphemy
Je Suis Charlie...BUT
National Secular Society organises discussion in Parliament about the legacy of the Charlie Hebdo and its effect on free speech
UK GovernmentGov bill emmott
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Demonstrating how close Ofcom is to being a government censor
Ex-Ofcom TV censor seeks judicial review over sacking by the government
UK NewsUK News Spiked logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Policing criticism of Islam: the new Star Chamber
Newspapers are being forced to recant their questioning of Islam. By Tom Slater

News Monday 16th January...

TV CensorshipUK TV News leicester university logo
Totalitarian censorship and daytime TV
Researchers find that strong language on TV is not a major wind up to viewers (but I couldn't work out what was)

UK Censorship

Groucho Marx got it right when playing dictator Rufus T Firefly in Duck Soup. He clearly had Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in mind

If any form of pleasure is exhibited,
Report to me and it will be prohibited.
I'll put my foot down. So shall it be!
This is the land of the free!

Freedoms are eroding rapidly in the UK. This section covers UK censorship news particularly  where it is attributed to UK government and politicians.

Thanks to Freeworld for the quote

 

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Recent UK

   
TV CensorshipUK TV News

15th Jan
BBC logo
Reality Check
The BBC thinks it is without sin, and so will cast the first stones at 'fake' news
Ofcom WatchOfcom Watch Ofcom logo
Update: Doesn't the BBC know how much fat cat TV censors cost these days?
Ofcom charges the BBC double the current bill for censorship services, despite the supposed efficiencies of not having two bodies doing nearly the same job
UK NewsUK News k cider can
Update: Portsmouth Council Recommends
K Cider and its 500ml can, council whinges are dismissed by the drinks censor
UK GovernmentGov

14th Jan
matt hancock
Government Opportunities
Minister calls meeting of newspaper representatives to discuss censorship and 'fake' news
TV CensorshipUK TV News urban myths
A pale imitation
Sky pulls Michael Jackson episode from satirical series, Urban Myths
TV CensorshipUK TV News Eastenders logo
Update: Never ending whingeing
A few viewers are wound up by strong language on EastEnders
UK NewsUK News joshua silver
Commented: Short sighted
Oxford physicist abuses hate crime legislation in an attempt to censor government politician speaking about rules for foreign labour
Ofcom WatchOfcom Watch

11th Jan
tell me another
Tell Me Another
Ofcom censors the use of the word 'coon' in a chat show anecdote from the 70's
TV CensorshipUK TV News

10th Jan
We Are Still Here DVD
Diary: We Are Still Here
January on the Horror Channel
Ofcom WatchOfcom Watch walking dead s7
Ofcom gives Fox an ear bashing
But The Walking Dead was censored enough to keep Ofcom happy about a 9pm airing
UK GovernmentGov Liberty logo
Update: The People vs the Snoopers' Charter
Liberty launches crowdfunded legal challenge to indiscriminate state spying powers in Investigatory Powers Act
TV CensorshipUK TV News

7th Jan
real housewives of isis video
Commented: Real Housewives of ISIS
BBC generates a little 'outrage' for poking fun at terrorists
UK GovernmentGov coventry telegraph logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: All the stories you'd have missed if Section 40 had applied
The local press does its bit in the campaign against the shameful Section 40 newspaper censorship
UK NewsUK News Telegraph logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: J'etais Charlie
Two years after Je Suis Charlie, our willingness to defend freedom of expression has been crushed again. By Jacob Furedi
BBC TrustBBC Trust

6th Jan
robbie williams censored video
New Year mischief
BBC tried to gag Robbie Williams but he was having none of it
BBC TrustBBC Trust cu nt censored
BBC censors news story about an advert being censored in Australia
Another example where BBC does its best to avoid spelling out of the complaint
   

Previous UK

   
UK GovernmentGov

5th Jan
Offsite Petition: Say No to section 40 and Leveson Part 2
The British government has opened up a public consultation about implementing Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. Let the government know what you think about this disgraceful press censorship law
UK NewsUK News

4th Jan
Offsite Article: Disgracing Britain
If another country had a press law like Section 40, Britain would condemn it for persecuting journalists. By Rachael Jolley
 


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