censorship

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Last Friday, Malaysia officially charged the 52-year-old cartoonist Zunar with nine counts of sedition — a charge that could send him to jail for up to 43 years.

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In the past month, Lima has been shaken by the reminder that street art — even when officially approved — is inherently political.

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BARCELONA — The study of the history of exhibitions allows us to “shuffle the deck of art history,” as Robert Rosenblum wrote in his essay for the 2000 exhibition 1900: Art at the Cross-Roads.

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There have been 237 confirmed violations against artistic freedom around the world in 2014, according to a new report by FreeMuse.

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Reactor

Stop Self-Censoring

by Jillian Steinhauer on January 29, 2015

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It’s been three weeks since two masked gunmen stormed into the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed 11 people. In that time there’s been self-censorship — quite a bit of it.

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The day after the Charlie Hebdo attack I was in line at a public notary’s office in São Paulo. The local news, playing on a flat-screen TV intended to placate those of us waiting for an official stamp on this or that official document, showed footage of the massacre.

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Post image for A Response to the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack, from an Arab, Artist, and Frenchman

I was sitting in my office on Wednesday morning when I learned with surprise, stupor, and fear of the horror of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

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Post image for How Tania Bruguera’s Free Speech Performance Was Mishandled, and Misreported, in Cuba

At 3pm on Tuesday, December 30, Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s participatory performance “Tatlin’s Whisper #6” was scheduled to take place in the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana.

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The artist Tania Bruguera has likely been detained by Cuban authorities who prevented her from staging a performance yesterday in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, according to multiple media reports and the artist’s sister.

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Post image for City Councilmen Cry “Porn” Over Pregnant Nude at MOCA Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida, may be stuck in the 19th century, because an image of a reclining, nude woman on view at a local museum has local politicians hot and bothered.

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