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 Offsite Article: Moralist Upsurge in Brazil Revives Censorship of the Arts...


Link Here 30th January 2018
brazil 2018 The offensive affects the artistic world in general, not just the shows or exhibitions that have been directly cancelled in recent months.

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 Offsite Article: Censorship flagged up...


Link Here 18th January 2018  full story: China International Censors...China pressures other countries into censorship
far reaching censorship An interesting example of the long reach of Chinese censors to Canada

See article from nationalpost.com

 

  Ethical bubble butts...

Trinidad's media censor bans calypso song referencing the country's prime minister


Link Here 1st January 2018
rowlee mudda count video Trinidad and Tobago's media censor has banned a trivial calypso song from radio and TV.

The Telecommunications Authority Of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) has banned the chutney song Rowlee's Mudda Count by Nermal 'Massive' Gosein being played by the country's radio and television stations.

TATT caution broadcasters over the song being played as it was deemed inappropriate and denigrating to women, with particular reference to mothers.

Many have come to Gosein's defence following the release of the song including Former CEO at the Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG) Ken Ali who said he could not recall such an intervention from the regulator of the electronic media in the 43 years he has been a media practitioner.

He noted that the song was e as a too-thinly-veiled odious and divisive commentary whose street popularity stems directly from the inverse disapproval for the national leadership of its subject. Presumably referring to prime minister Keith Rowley.

He stressed that radio stations have always been guided by their own standards and values, the laws of the land, its publics and the guidelines of their respective licences.

TATT Chairman Senior Counsel Gilbert Peterson, has since denied that there was any ban on Gosein's now infamous song ...BUT.. He is quoted as saying that there was no political interference, and broadcasters were urged to pay due regard to the obligations of your concession and the conditions within the Draft Broadcasting Code and take appropriate action in the interest of ethical and moral standards.

 

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