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Malaysia becomes first international country to ban Padmavat

News Desk | Malaysia has become the first international country to ban the screening of ‘Padmavat’ after its Film Censorship Board placed the movie in...

Shoaib Mansoor’s “Verna” Released for Screening: Was ban a marketing ploy?

News Desk | A full board review by the censorship board of Shoaib Mansoor’s movie “Verna” took place in a local cinema in Islamabad in...

Verna still has a chance!

News Desk | The scheduled premieres for Verna in Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi were all canceled yesterday when news broke about the censorship board’s disapproval...

Shoaib Mansoor’s movie “Verna” blocked by censorship board?

News Analysis | Sources within the film industry, censorship board, and distributors report that Shoaib Mansoor’s long-awaited film Verna starring Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid...

Facebook fascism: Censorship by the social media giant on criticism of...

News Analysis | 29-year-old Mohammad Anas, who works as a freelance journalist claims that his Facebook account has been banned for 30 days after he...

Saudi Arabia Eases restrictions on messaging apps, but WhatsApp and Viber...

Afef Abrougui |  After more than four years of heavy censorship, Saudi Arabia has eased restrictions on the use of internet-based call and messaging (VoIP) applications. In...

Freedom of Press in Pakistan under threat from multiple fronts

After a decade or more of free electronic media in Pakistan - one of General Musharraf's positive legacies- multiple attempts are now being made...

Why is the Iranian government opening the world’s biggest bookstore?

Holly Dagres | There is a conundrum facing Iranian officials. The government, on the one hand, wants Iranians to read more. At the same time,...

Malaysian Court convicts activist for screening human rights documentary

A human rights activist was found guilty by a Malaysian court of violating the country's Film Censorship Act, which bans the screening of videos...

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