Hotstar has jumped on the self censorship bandwagon. The Disney owned streaming service has cut out jokes that poked fun at its corporate overlord from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO''s Emmy winning half hour news satire talk show. (Most HBO programming is available on Hotstar in India, owing to a long term deal between the two.) In Hotstar''s case, this is somewhat ironic, considering this comes from the same company that launched a marketing campaign built around the fact that it would never censor Game of Thrones. Gadgets 360 has reached out to Hotstar, Disney, and HBO, and we will update this story when we hear back from any of them.
The body of work references the seven deadly sins and is composed of seven photos printed on canvas and hung in frames. The photos depict nude female students without showing their faces and explore the themes of the human body, religion and sexuality.The work was supposed to be displayed alongside other student works in the campus gallery, but instead the photos will be located in a mobile gallery starting on Nov. 21, opening night, before being moved off campus.
Amazon Prime Video is back with self censorship. The Jeff Bezos owned streaming service has removed an episode of CBS political drama Madam Secretary in India, which dealt with Hindu nationalism, and violence against Muslims and other minorities in India. Additionally, the episode also included the words India occupied Kashmir in a dialogue. Amazon declined to comment. Gadgets 360 has also reached out to CBS, and we will update this story when we hear back from them.
Last week, Fynn Bailey published a column arguing that we as a culture need to be less stringent in our censoring of profanity and instead focus more on censoring slurs.While I agree with Bailey that we shouldn t be using coercion to keep people from swearing fining them, firing them, etc. it ''s important that we continue to condemn them as we traditionally have, at least when used in contexts not befitting the kinds of emotions swear words are meant to signify.
There is no denying that the relationship between art and sexual imagery is as longstanding as the history of art itself. Nude figures in varying degrees of censorship have been consistently depicted even as styles and tastes have changed throughout the centuries. Even ancient Rome saw the production of erotic sculptures, frescoes, and mosaics. How these forms of art became defined as art and not porn is the underlying question in the current exhibition The Pleasure Principle at Maccarone in Los Angeles. Featuring well known female artists, including Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, and Laurie Simmons the exhibition that is fully funded by the porn giant, Pornhub, blurs the boundaries between art and porn by recontextualizing porn in the setting of an art gallery.The obvious question when considering Pornhub s collaboration with Maccarone is, why? Why would Pornhub spend the money to commission a large scale art exhibition? And why would Maccarone agree to it? The answer for Pornhub seems to be related to a larger cultural program that the company has been promoting in recent years: I think it s important to get involved culturally, Pornhub vice president Corey Price explained to Bloomberg. But we don t just randomly sponsor art things we want it to be part of the conversation of sex and sexuality in the art space. Pornhub certainly has been taking their cultural agenda seriously. There s no denying that there is a conversation between art and porn, so why shouldn t Pornhub be a part of that? Beyond Maccarone, Pornhub has also partnered with the Museum of Sex in New York on pop up gift shops, as well as a major exhibition of erotic film from the early 1900s to the 1960s that explores the origins of the porn industry.
As the earlier released Teaser and Songs received phenomenal response from audience and even the Overseas Rights are owned by Golden Eagle Films LLC for a decent price, makers are very confident on success of the movie.
Banned Books Week is an annual campaign in which libraries, schools, bookstores and other institutions rally to show their support for books that have been censored and banned for often irrational reasons. There seems to be a very clear understanding that banning books tends to do more harm than good. Almost all the classics have been subject to censorship, even the greatest of the Great American Reads.
Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest By AuthorTelanganaToday Published: 15th Nov 2019 9:56 pmUpdated: 15th Nov 2019 10:36 pmFamily entertainer Tholubommalata starring Dr Rajendra Prasad and directed by debutant, Viswanath Maganti is censored with a clean #8216;U; certificate and plans are to release the movie on November 22.The already released teaser and songs having received positive response from audience and even the overseas rights are owned by Golden Eagle Films LLC for a decent price, makers are confident on success of the movie.
IN 2016 THE World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Britain to be officially free from measles, a highly infectious illness that killed about 110,000 people around the world in 2017. The success was short lived. After 991 infections were recorded in England and Wales in 2018, the WHO revoked Britain s disease free label.Cases of measles are rising in many countries, fuelled in part by conspiracy theories claiming that vaccines given to children cause autism (they do not). Anti vaxxers have long used internet forums and social media to spread their nonsense. Matt Hancock, Britain s health minister, would like to see that stopped. In March he said that internet giants such as Facebook and Google should have a duty of care to their users, putting them in the same legal position as schools or doctors. If firms would not stop the spread of anti vaccination messages voluntarily, said Mr Hancock, he would consider changing the law to force them to do so.
TwitterEmail1 14ChevronChevronPhotograph: Mark ParascandolaA taxi drives by the welcome sign for Yangsong Town film studios in the Huairou District of Beijing. FacebookTwitterEmailSometime in the next year or two, China will likely surpass the United States as the world s biggest movie market. With a population of 1.4 billion, China already has more movie screens and sells more tickets than any other country. This year, it s projected to generate $11.05 billion in revenue compared to America s $12.11 billion. Although the pace has slowed in recent years, China s box office receipts grew by an average of 35 percent a year over the past decade. This has given the country s Communist Party leaders extraordinary clout with Hollywood studios eager to get their films into the lucrative but tightly censored Chinese market.Photo GalleryInside the Icelandic Facility Where Bitcoin Is MinedLaura MalloneePhoto GalleryDistant Galaxies? The Death Star? Nope, These Are ExplosionsMichael HardyPhotographyThe Acid Sludge Streaming Out of Germany #39;s Coal MinesLaura MalloneeBut because of strict limits on foreign film imports, domestic movies still dominate Chinese cinemas; in 2018, 398 Chinese pictures were released in theaters compared to 118 foreign films. Shooting that many films requires a lot of movie studios, so China s largely state controlled film industry has been on a building spree for the past couple decades. Hengdian World Studios, built in the 1990s on farmland in China s southeastern Zhejiang Province, claims to be the world s largest outdoor film studio and features full scale replicas of the Forbidden City and Beijing s Old Summer Palace, along with dozens of palaces, gardens, and streetscapes.
TENSING RODRIGUESGaitonde, writing in 1992, adapted SHK (Sahyadrikhand, a religious text) to the time; he left out of his text the embarrassing stories and accommodated his translation likewise; perhaps following the example of illustrious writers who translated the Samskrt texts into English in yesteryears. For instance Roy rendered the immodest sentences in English edition of Mahabharat into Latin rather than English see for instance Roy, 1884: The Mahabharat, 314 .
Directed by Olivia Wilde, ”Booksmart ” follows straight laced, overachieving teens Amy (played by Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), who decide to go out on a bender before they graduate from high school. When the film was released this spring, critics and fans alike praised it for its diverse cast and queer inclusive script. The version that can be viewed on Delta flights reportedly removed a love scene between two women, dialogue about a lesbian sex act, and the words ”vagina ” and ”genitals. ”
Every major newspaper across the country has their front page censored this morning in protest of media freedoms.This is a calculated move made by many media organisations to send a message to our government and Australian ''s about concerns regarding journalistic freedoms.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to a crowd of students, academics and journalists at Georgetown University on Thursday amid increasing criticism for the way Facebook handles misinformation, political advertising and false claims on the network.The 35 year old billionaire s live streamed speech was a rare forum for the notoriously private tech founder. Both he and Facebook have typically relied on company blog posts and private meetings to tackle criticism. His speech at Georgetown was one of the first widely broadcast monologues from Zuckerberg on freedom of speech, echoing the framework of a political stump speech.
Michael Winterbottom said that title cards preceding the ending credits of his new film "Greed " were censored ahead of the movie 's release by the head of Sony Pictures International.