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‘The Kashmir Files’: Vivek Agnihotri’s Film Receives A Censor Clearance Without Any Cuts In UAE And Singapore

‘The Kashmir Files’: Vivek Agnihotri’s Film Receives A Censor Clearance Without Any Cuts In UAE And Singapore

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has revealed that his film, ‘The Kashmir Files’, has been cleared by the censor boards of UAE and Singapore after scrutinising it for 3-4 weeks.

31 March 2022
The Kashmir Files: New Zealand Censor Reviews Film Over Fears It 'Could Raise Anti-Muslim Sentiment'

The Kashmir Files: New Zealand Censor Reviews Film Over Fears It 'Could Raise Anti-Muslim Sentiment'

New Zealand's chief censor David Shanks said that the members of the Muslim community had approached him with concerns the film "could raise anti-Muslim...

20 March 2022

Ukraine's Invasion: Russian Censorship Exposes Putin's Leaky Internet Controls

The Russian government has had only limited success blocking the use of software known as VPNs that allows users to evade content restrictions.

Russia Cracks Down On Instagram

Russia Cracks Down On Instagram

Russian communications and media regulator is restricting access to Instagram in the country.

11 March 2022

Russia Continues Crackdown On Media, Protests Amid Ukraine War

Several prominent independent online outlets were blocked on Sunday, on top of dozens of others that were blocked last week. Others decided to halt operation...

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04 March 2022
Akshay Kumar's 'Bachchhan Pandey' Gets Three Cuts By CBFC

Akshay Kumar's 'Bachchhan Pandey' Gets Three Cuts By CBFC

The Central Board of Film Certification suggested three cuts in 'Bachchhan Pandey'. After the changes were made, the film got the CBFC certificate.


13 February 2022
Words Exist Beyond The Perishable Matrix of Ink And Paper

Words Exist Beyond The Perishable Matrix of Ink And Paper

Bulgakov’s The Master & Margarita inspired Outlook’s recent issue on the politics of identity: “No ID, No Person.” Another popular line from the...


23 November 2021
Vir Das Opens Up On The 'Two Indias' Monologue, Censorship, And His Emmy Nomination

Vir Das Opens Up On The 'Two Indias' Monologue, Censorship, And His Emmy Nomination

"Any Indian with a sense of humour, who enjoys satire, and watches my entire video will know that's what happened in my video and will feel love and feel...


23 November 2021
Vir Das Opens Up On The 'Two Indias' Monologue, Censorship, And His Emmy Nomination

Vir Das Opens Up On The 'Two Indias' Monologue, Censorship, And His Emmy Nomination

"Any Indian with a sense of humour, who enjoys satire, and watches my entire video will know that's what happened in my video and will feel love and feel...


11 November 2021
Hong Kong's New M+ Museum Accused Of Censorship

Hong Kong's New M+ Museum Accused Of Censorship

As the M+ museum in Hong Kong opens, it is criticized for giving in to pressure from Beijing. It will not exhibit certain works by dissident artist Ai Weiwei.


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30 July 2021
Pegasus Snooping Row: Israel Launches Probe Into Allegations Against NSO

Pegasus Snooping Row: Israel Launches Probe Into Allegations Against NSO

Representatives of several bodies visited the office of NSO to assess the allegations raised in regards to the company on Wednesday, a spokesperson for...


08 April 2021
'Sad Day For Cinema': Filmmakers Criticise Abolition Of Film Certification Appellate Tribunal

'Sad Day For Cinema': Filmmakers Criticise Abolition Of Film Certification Appellate Tribunal

The Ministry of Law and Justice issued the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 on Sunday which abolished certain...


15 March 2021
I Am Against Any Kind Of Censorship, Even On OTT Platforms: Manoj Bajpayee

I Am Against Any Kind Of Censorship, Even On OTT Platforms: Manoj Bajpayee

In an exclusive interview with Outlook’s Eshita Bhargava, Manoj Bajpayee spoke about his journey in Bollywood, his iconic character in ‘Satya’, OTT...


10 March 2021
What Is More Dangerous – Fictional Reality Or Fake News: Actor Sumeet Vyas On OTT Censorship

What Is More Dangerous – Fictional Reality Or Fake News: Actor Sumeet Vyas On OTT Censorship

In an exclusive interview with Outlook's Eshita Bhargava, actor Sumeet Vyas spoke about his show, OTT journey, censorship, fatherhood, and much more


24 February 2021
Draft Government Policy Seeks Regulations On OTT

Draft Government Policy Seeks Regulations On OTT

There have also been demands to regulate content on OTT and social media platforms, with some shows on these running into trouble for offending religious...


01 February 2021
Who Will Censor Those Who Censor?

Who Will Censor Those Who Censor?

People who matter speak up: Self-regulation is better than censorship.


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30 January 2021
Censorship Tandav Is A Serial Killer

Censorship Tandav Is A Serial Killer

Will regulation stifle the creative freedom enjoyed by the hugely popular OTT platform? The jury is still out.


28 January 2021
Absence Of Censorship Misused In Name Of Artistic Expression: Senior Lawyer Pinky Anand

Absence Of Censorship Misused In Name Of Artistic Expression: Senior Lawyer Pinky Anand

Senior Advocate Pinky Anand feels that censorship does not mean that filmmakers get the short end of the stick and that in a society, the desire for artistic...


16 March 2020
India As Seen From Abroad: Why Government Is Angry With Foreign Media

India As Seen From Abroad: Why Government Is Angry With Foreign Media

The ministry has already sent rebuttals to leading foreign media organisations, including The Guardian, Wash­ington Post, Time, Al Jazeera, The Eco­nomist,...


04 February 2020
Was Censorship Behind The Outbreak Of Novel Coronavirus In China?

Was Censorship Behind The Outbreak Of Novel Coronavirus In China?

The government in Wuhan locked the whole city on January 23, which was an unprecedented event in the history. But was it too little, too late?


02 July 2019
Ex-Pakistan President Zardari's Interview Taken Off Air, Imran Khan Govt Remains Silent

Ex-Pakistan President Zardari's Interview Taken Off Air, Imran Khan Govt Remains Silent

Zardari who is the current head of Pakistan Peoples Party has spoken time and again against Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan


11 February 2019
Nowadays, Anyone Can Say He Doesn't Like My Nose, So Chop It Off: Amol Palekar On Censorship

Nowadays, Anyone Can Say He Doesn't Like My Nose, So Chop It Off: Amol Palekar On Censorship

I don't think I brought the topic unnecessarily or said anything irrelevant. According to me, it was the perfect platform for raising the questions that I did.


16 August 2018
Pakistan's Telecom Authority Threatens To Ban Twitter For Not Blocking Offensive Content

Pakistan's Telecom Authority Threatens To Ban Twitter For Not Blocking Offensive Content

There have been several instances in the past also when social media were banned in Pakistan.


12 August 2018
China Expels German Student Who Researched On Rights Lawyers

China Expels German Student Who Researched On Rights Lawyers

David Missal, 24, was pursuing a master's degree in journalism and communication at prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing


31 July 2018
Censor Board Removes Kashmir Reference From <em> Mission: Impossible </em>, Says It's 'Non-Negotiable'

Censor Board Removes Kashmir Reference From Mission: Impossible , Says It's 'Non-Negotiable'

According to Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi, the map shown in the film "misrepresents the boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir".


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