Stories tagged: censorship
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019
TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses swept into a growing debate over how to navigate China’s censorship efforts.
Mon., June 10, 2019
In a show of rare solidarity, Russia’s three major newspapers on Monday put out nearly identical front pages to support a detained journalist.
Thu., April 11, 2019
Russian lawmakers approved Thursday a bill that would expand government control over the internet and whose opponents fear heralds a new era of widespread censorship.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
More than a dozen human rights groups are urging Google not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the …
Sun., March 18, 2018
Egypt’s state censors prohibited the performance of a play just hours before its Sunday premiere in Cairo, the latest episode in authorities’ unrelenting crackdown on free speech.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018
The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade, according …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
Some possible issues ahead for 2018 Legislature: gun rights in the Senate Gallery, censorship of social media, better training against sexual harassment.
Thu., May 4, 2017
It’ll be free. It’ll be uniquely Chinese. It’ll be an online encyclopedia to rival Wikipedia – but without the participation of the public. And don’t expect entries on “Tiananmen Square …
Wed., April 5, 2017
Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016
We could scream at each other, or we could walk away from meaningful discourse, or you could cancel your subscription. I love that we have the luxury of options and …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
Pulling ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ off daycare bookshelves would be a state-sponsored mistake says free-speech group
A national free-speech group has asked a Washington state day care subsidy program to revise a standard which it says limits the use of frightening books and could keep day …
Thu., June 30, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The censorship battle over the D.W. Griffith film, “The Birth of a Nation,” was now being fought in court. The Auditorium Theatre manager filed …
Sun., June 19, 2016
100 years ago, three National Guard companies in Spokane were mobilized and readied for war. Not for the war in Europe, which had been raging for two years. Instead, they …
Sat., June 18, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago An anonymous columnist in the Auto section of the paper made a bold prediction: “About 200 years from now, this Northwest lake country will …
Tue., June 7, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The “race prejudice” clause in the city’s new censorship ordinance was about to get its first test.
Fri., June 3, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The Pacific Drug Store was the site of the largest booze bust in Spokane since the beginning of prohibition.
Thu., May 26, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago City Commissioner F.K. McBroom submitted an ordinance to create the office of a city official censor.
Wed., March 2, 2016
Spokane’s movie theater owners held a meeting with city commissioner F.K. McBroom in an attempt to head off a threatened moving picture censorship ordinance.
Sat., Aug. 1, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s former mayor, W.J. Hindley, was in Spokane for the Manitoba Censorship Board.
Fri., March 27, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Orrin G. Cocks, the nation’s “official censor of public entertainment,” was planning a trip to Spokane to meet with local “picture theater men.”
Wed., July 9, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane Mayor W.J. Hindley, who also served as the city’s theatrical censor, said he believed that the specialty act of Billie McDermott and Hester …
Sun., April 6, 2014
Ban Overly Offensive Books, the right-minded organization that was founded in this space almost 20 years ago, would like to shout a hearty “Amen!” to the brave trustees of Idaho’s …
Sun., April 4, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. didn’t stop wrangling with censorship when the company moved its search engine out of mainland China to shed its restraints on what can be shown …
Tue., Dec. 16, 2008
Reversing a split vote, the Coeur d’Alene School Board on Monday unanimously approved the Aldous Huxley classic “Brave New World” as required reading for seniors, along with 25 other novels …
Sun., Nov. 30, 2008
Margie Wise’s son did not enjoy reading until his senior year at Coeur d’Alene High School, when he took a literature class that engrossed him in conversation about books like …
Wed., April 1, 1998
Spokane school administrators banned a book from middle schools Tuesday after deciding the story about a prostitute’s daughter is “too mature.” English teachers have used the book, called “Rainbow Jordan,” …
Tue., March 10, 1998
FBI Director Louis Freeh will testify on a program for policing the porn Internet. Photo by Associated Press
Mon., March 9, 1998
Bible May Be Scrutinzed For Sex, Violence School Panel Wants Same Standards Applied To Bible As Other Books
The Bible should undergo the same scrutiny given the recently banned school book “American Indian Myths and Legends,” according to the Anchorage School District’s Controversial Issues Review Committee. The group …
Wed., Feb. 25, 1998
The wild grasses skirting El Dorado Hills are green in springtime, lending the community a pastoral feel. By summer, however, the harsh Valley sun scorches entire hillsides, although residents prefer …
Tue., Dec. 30, 1997
Liza Lou lives on in Spokane school libraries despite an outcry from some parents who say the girl’s story is demonic. District 81 officials decided against banning “Liza Lou and …