Category Archives: Censorship

An open letter to President Erdoğan from 38 Nobel laureates | JM Coetzee, Kazuo Ishiguro, Svetlana Alexievich and others

Until Turkey frees detained writers and returns to the rule of law, it cannot claim to be a member of the free world

Dear President Erdoğan,

We wish to draw your attention to the damage being done to the Republic of Turkey, to its reputation and the dignity and wellbeing of its citizens, through what leading authorities on freedom of expression deem to be the unlawful detention and wrongful conviction of writers and thinkers.

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Facebook to French court: nude painting did not prompt account's deletion

Teacher says his account was shut down because he posted a Gustave Courbet painting of a woman’s genitals

A long-running dispute over allegations of censorship by Facebook has come to a head in a French court, where the social network denied it had deleted a user’s account because he posted a picture of a 19th-century painting of a woman’s genitals.

L’Origine du Monde (The Origin of the World), an 1866 oil painting by the realist painter Gustave Courbet, hangs on the walls of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

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