Censorship

Thank God there's no censorship on digital platforms: Vivek Oberoi

Thank God there's no censorship on digital platforms: Vivek Oberoi

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who featured in the web series "Inside Edge", says censorship is an outdated idea and the fact that it's not exercised on digital media, is allowing the medium to grow.

Sep 15, 2017, 19:51 PM IST
Not heard from government: Pahlaj Nihalani on rumours around CBFC post

Not heard from government: Pahlaj Nihalani on rumours around CBFC post

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Tuesday said he has not heard of any plans by the government to remove him from the post. However, he says he is ready to step down if he is asked to do so. On Tuesday morning, Nihalani woke up to a barrage of calls and messages anxiously asking him about reports that he will soon be asked to step down from the top post in the film censor body.

Jul 25, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
The more you censor someone, there will be more rebellions out there: Sonam Kapoor

The more you censor someone, there will be more rebellions out there: Sonam Kapoor

Anil Kapoor's darling daughter Sonam Kapoor has never really shied away from speaking her mind. The 'Neerja' actress has recently voiced her opinion over censorship.

Mar 03, 2017, 17:22 PM IST
Censorship: Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps

Censorship: Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps

Governments around the world have stepped up efforts to block or censor social media and messaging applications, in a new blow to internet freedom, a watchdog group said today.

Nov 15, 2016, 02:33 AM IST
Why is VPN services gaining ground in India?

Why is VPN services gaining ground in India?

New Delhi: At a time when security has become the foremost concern in browsing or sharing data online, people in India are progressively turning to virtual private network (VPN) services for anonymous and safe Internet experience.

Jun 01, 2016, 12:31 PM IST

New regulations could further close China's Internet

The proposed rules come as China increases censorship across the board, ratcheting up already strict limits on access to online content and stepping up pressure on the media to toe the government line.

Mar 29, 2016, 23:44 PM IST
Battle against censor in a progressive state: Kamal Haasan

Battle against censor in a progressive state: Kamal Haasan

Actor Kamal Haasan, who is part of the reform committee of Central Board of Film Certification, said he was opposed to censorship but had no issues with certification, which should be there like a "statutory warning".

Feb 08, 2016, 12:30 PM IST
Pornography: Soon, parental censorship to ensure kids safety online

Pornography: Soon, parental censorship to ensure kids safety online

Under the new plan, consumers can choose to opt for the control on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as with any other value-added service.

Jan 19, 2016, 13:53 PM IST

Abolish censorship, says Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal personally does not believe in censorship of creativity and says it should be abolished.

Nov 24, 2015, 09:45 AM IST

Censorship in India always a problem: Sudhir Mishra

Some of the serious filmmakers of the west will not allow the film to be released with any cuts like Steven Spielberg or Woody Allen," Mishra said.

Nov 22, 2015, 00:58 AM IST
India top in censoring Facebook content

India top in censoring Facebook content

 According to the data released by Facebook in its biannual government requests report, India made 15,155 demands, outnumbering 92 other countries in the list.

Nov 14, 2015, 15:16 PM IST

Pornography ban: Here’s how to choose between paid and free services

Every Internet user has the right to access legal content; any ban to doing so goes against a person’s fundamental freedom.

Aug 05, 2015, 13:23 PM IST

How internet anonymity software leak user details

Even the Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) -- which people use in the hope of avoiding mass surveillance -- leak information about the user, says a study.

Jun 30, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

China may censor digital journalism

 The Chinese authorities for the press and publications, responsible for censorship in China, have announced a bill that would prohibit web pages and portals from producing news by themselves and impose censorship on such content.

Jun 12, 2015, 22:11 PM IST

Singapore bloggers slam shutdown of website deemed `anti-foreigner`

A group of bloggers on Monday urged Singapore`s media regulator to rescind an order to shut down a website accused of fanning anti-foreigner sentiment, calling it a "brutal attempt at censorship".

May 04, 2015, 18:41 PM IST
'Court' had to undergo censor trial: Director

'Court' had to undergo censor trial: Director

 National-award winning film "Court" had to undergo two snips before being passed by censors for its theatrical release in India, director Chaitanya Tamhane said.

Apr 12, 2015, 15:26 PM IST
Censorship should not be one person's view: Ronnie Screwvala

Censorship should not be one person's view: Ronnie Screwvala

Ronnie Screwvala, former filmmaker and the founder of UTV group, believes an interactive dialogue between the industry and the censor board can solve a lot of problems.

Apr 10, 2015, 19:31 PM IST
I am not worried about censorship: Sudhir Mishra

I am not worried about censorship: Sudhir Mishra

 As his upcoming film "Aur Devdas" -- a hard-hitting political take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's romantic-tragedy -- gears up for its release soon, director Sudhir Mishra says he is not bothered by the recent censorship issues.

Mar 22, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

China once again cuts cleavages from TV series

 Chinese authorities have once again ordered a partial censorship of scenes from a television series, arguing that the cleavages of the actresses were excessively provocative for viewers.

Feb 26, 2015, 19:32 PM IST
SRK hopes Budget 2015 will benefit film industry

SRK hopes Budget 2015 will benefit film industry

As Arun Jaitley is set to present the Union Budget on February 28, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan hopes that the film industry will be taken into consideration by the Finance Minister.

Feb 25, 2015, 16:24 PM IST