Topic archives: censorship

The fine art too crude for Facebook

March 3, 2017 1

When auction house Mossgreen wanted to run an ad featuring Charles Blackman’s 1980 painting Women Lovers, it found there is a line Facebook won't cross.

Village Roadshow vows to sue pirates

February 17, 2017 3

The company responsible for delaying film releases in Australia says it will chase down people who pirate their films.

Govt says it will block online shopping websites that refuse to pay GST

September 15, 2016 1

The government is not keeping track of whether agencies are blocking websites all willy-nilly.

Press Council tells Zuckerberg to be like Spider-man

September 13, 2016

Australian Press Council has called on Facebook to publish its editorial policy, if it has one.

What’s black and white and red all over? Aussie media outlets sign China deals

May 31, 2016 5

Fairfax and Sky have agreed to carry content from Chinese media agencies -- but media censorship issues haunt the deals. Myriam Robin and Michael Sainsbury report.

Right-wing fringe groups lobby to bring in internet filtering

May 23, 2016 3

The Australian Family Association wants to block all online pornography, except for those who request access to it.

Trade for silence: why Australia leaves Chinese prisoners to rot

December 22, 2015 1

China gets a free pass, while less lucrative countries feel the full brunt of Australia's righteousness.

Dissension in the ranks: NSW Young Libs censor members

Dissension in the ranks: NSW Young Libs censor members

October 13, 2015 4

The NSW Young Liberals are attempting to discipline a member for speaking out on Facebook.

Brandis’ office to review cost of piracy code — after it’s already lodged

Brandis’ office to review cost of piracy code — after it’s already lodged

August 26, 2015 6

Regulation always costs somebody. Now telcos are asking the Attorney-General's Department, how much?

Razer’s Class Warfare: Abbott govt helping at least one area of the arts

Razer’s Class Warfare: Abbott govt helping at least one area of the arts

September 4, 2014

The Abbott government has promised to "cut red tape", and while most of its decisions have been ludicrous, one stands out as actual good policy ...

The foreign copyright cartel goes gunning for Aussie ISPs

The foreign copyright cartel goes gunning for Aussie ISPs

August 28, 2014 6

The copyright cartel's local front wants to impose a draconian anti-piracy scheme on local ISPs, a paper obtained by Crikey reveals.

No place for artists in online copyright debate

No place for artists in online copyright debate

August 4, 2014 10

John Ferris from Ministry of Sound Australia disagrees with the suggestion that filesharing will stop if content makers "just make stuff available".

‘A very bad day’: Greste’s shocking verdict

‘A very bad day’: Greste’s shocking verdict

June 24, 2014 5

On-the-ground observers say Peter Greste's Egyptian trial was bizarre and incompetent, and his seven-year prison sentence has brought international condemnation. Freelance writer Rachel Williamson reports.

East Timor elites try to muzzle media

East Timor elites try to muzzle media

June 23, 2014 5

East Timor's authorities want to restrict the media -- making a mockery of freedom of speech in the country. Jose Belo, East Timorese journalist and director of Tempo Semanal, explains.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 30, 2014 4

Openings for SCG trustees ... fire in the PMO ... "climate change" banned at ABARES, DFAT ...

Media briefs: Turnbull’s good news … TV two-faces … power PRs …

Media briefs: Turnbull’s good news … TV two-faces … power PRs …

March 24, 2014

The most powerful corporate affairs executives in the country, how Turnbull boosted media stocks, and other media tid-bits of the day....

SA’s proud history of ignorance

September 23, 2013

Crikey readers talk art censorship, public servants and the lack of science minister.

Henson hysteria in Adelaide merely uninformed panic

Henson hysteria in Adelaide merely uninformed panic

September 19, 2013 13

In response to tabloid beat-ups and moral panic, photographer Bill Henson has pulled out of the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. InDaily arts editor Suzie Keen says it's a terrible shame.

Media briefs: <em>Tele</em> subbies … Iran on Facebook … Sheridan scoop …

Media briefs: Tele subbies … Iran on Facebook … Sheridan scoop …

September 19, 2013 2

Iranians were able to use Facebook for a few hours on Tuesday morning, but the social network was quickly shut down again.

Back to the future with the Coalition’s Net Nanny policy

Back to the future with the Coalition’s Net Nanny policy

September 10, 2013 8

The Coalition is poised to resume its history of internet censorship with its cyberbullying policy.