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According to a non-sarcastic headline on Russia Today, “Moscow authorities promise to protect student campuses from internet porn.” The limitations will be imposed in line with the recently introduced Russian laws on information, on protection of children, and on countering extremism. As part of Moscow City Hall’s massive $20 million plan to equip college campuses and […]

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TV reporter Sean Bergin was suspended by News 12 Networks after comments he made on-air related to the killing of police officer Melvin Santiago in Jersey City. In the broadcast report, Bergin explained that the news network decided to report on the case in order to “shine a light on this anticop mentality that has so […]

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Putin has just signed new laws requiring individual bloggers to register their identity with the government, among other restrictions on internet freedom and privacy. Bloggers will now be treated as “media outlets” and be subject to similar regulations, vague guidelines and severe punishments. This is your five-minute explainer, with information culled from several English and Russian-language […]

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UPDATE: They banned it. The lower house of Russian government has passed a bill that makes swearing illegal — in publicly exhibited films as well as in plays and at music concerts. If the bill passes in the upper house, Putin will sign it into law on July 1st. Subsequently, individuals swearing in public may be fined up […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, Brooklyn and web-based performance artist and playwright Ann Hirsch speaks candidly about Twelve, a digital media piece inspired by her cybersexual preteen relationship with an older man, which was turned into an app and censored by Apple for […]

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Russia’s state-run Channel One cancelled its planned live broadcast of the Oscars last Sunday, to make room for “live coverage” of “the situation in Ukraine,” aka Russia’s Crimean invasion with a signature Kremlin media spin. When the 86th Academy Awards aired in Russia a day later, Jared Leto’s Best Supporting Actor Award acceptance speech was edited out, Rain TV reports. “To […]

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Four domains were blocked by Russian ISPs this weekend, including LiveJournal.com. According to new amendments signed into law by President Putin on January 30th and enacted on February 1st, access to websites can be temporarily blocked for any singular reported post containing “extremist information threatening society and individuals” under the orders of Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for […]

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In a moment of deliciously karmic irony, Claire Perry, a pro-Censorship member of British Parliament, has found her own website blocked by the U.K.’s controversial porn censors. The automated filters, which internet users must manually opt out of if they’d like their web access unrestricted, are intended to prevent children from seeing graphic sexual content, […]

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Photographer Rob Hornstra
 and journalist Arnold van Bruggen have been embedded in Sochi — the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games — since 2007. They produced an immense amount of documentation, research and striking visuals for a story that is just not told. And now, they will never get to finish it. While the […]

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There’s an international “Performance Art: Ethics in Action” conference going on in Moscow, for experts and artists “to converse and do research for a large-scale exhibition on the history of Russian performance” set for late 2014. It takes place at socialite/art world powerhouse Dasha Zhukova’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. The history of Russian performance art is full […]

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