Posts Tagged ‘Censorship’

Podcast: Tom Roberts and David Gibson on Catholic censorship Comments 0

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

NCR’s Tom Roberts and David Gibson of Fordham University discuss an unsettling pattern of Catholic writers and scholars being disinvited from speaking engagements and adjunct positions due to intimidation from far-right Catholic groups. We say: The Catholic Church needs civil conversation, not censorship. Fr. Jim Martin was uninvited from a speaking engagement at the CUA seminary. Pressure Read more

McCoskrie: I never wanted Into the River banned Comments 0

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The head of the Christian lobby group Family First said he never demanded the award-winning book Into the River be banned. Bob McCoskrie told Radio NZ this morning that Family First had wanted censors to reinstate the book’s R14 rating, which had been removed last month, and require that the book carry a warning sticker. Read more

Iron curtain of secrecy over refugee detention centres Comments 0

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

“The Abbott Government is erecting an iron curtain of secrecy over what is happening and what has happened in Australia’s immigration detention system,” says barrister and spokesperson for the Australian Lawyers Alliance, Greg Barns. “The Australian Border Force Act, supported by the ALP and opposed only by the Greens, effectively turns the Department of Immigration Read more

Christians behind PNG proposed sexting ban, lawyer says Comments 0

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A Papua New Guinea lawyer says the influence of fundamentalist Christians from oversees is partly to blame for a proposed crackdown on sexting in PNG. Constitutional lawyer Tiffany Twivey-Nongorr has called the proposed PNG ban an outrageous breach of human rights. As part of a review of the Censorship Act, PNG’s Censorhip Board is considering Read more

Publication of Danish cartoons by NZ media showed way forward Comments 0

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Although the majority of New Zealand newspapers, including New Zealand’s largest circulation paper, declined to republish any of the Danish cartoons, two local newspapers and two television channels did so, despite expressions of concern from the Federation of Islamic Associations and the Government. The publication was followed by strong interfaith and government condemnation, a public Read more

Media ignore Bishops’ statement on euthanasia Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The media have more or less ignored the Catholic Bishops’ recent  press release titled “Euthanasia dangerous threat to society”. Right to Life has applauded the Catholic Bishops for their timely warning and has expressed disappointment that it has not received more publicity. “The Bishops are the spiritual leaders of more than 500,000 baptised Catholics in New Zealand Read more

Profanity hoodies advertise “Cradle of Flith” Comments 0

Friday, June 10th, 2011

T shirts and hoodies that advertise an album for British extreme metal group “Cradle of Filth” and  describe Jesus as a profanity were seized from an Invercargill store on Wednesday. Police took away the offending apparel after being asked to do so by Internal Affairs. They visited the store mid-afternoon and seized between 10 and 15 Read more