censorship

India Orders Online Photos Critical of Pandemic Response Removed

India is in the midst of what is being described as a "devastating" wave of Covid-19 cases across the country which caused a large influx of social media posts critical of the government's response. Hundreds of posts were ordered to be removed by India's government, which are now blocked in the country.

This Iranian Music Streaming Site is Photoshopping Women Out of Their Own Album Covers

Iranian music streaming website Melovaz is under fire today after it was discovered that, in accordance with the country's strict censorship policies, the site is forced to Photoshop out women out of album cover art. The policy means that women are being scrubbed—often very poorly—out of their own cover art, resulting in some very strange, almost comical album covers.

This Leica Video Just Got ‘Leica’ Banned in China

Leica has sparked a huge backlash in China over a short film released by its ad agency in Brazil. The video (warning: strong language) depicts a news photographer covering the Chinese government's crackdown during pro-democracy protests in Beijing in 1989.

Trump Volunteer Blocks Photographer’s Camera, Plan Backfires

A volunteer at a rally for President Donald Trump reached out his arm last night to block a photojournalist's camera as he tried to photograph a protester. Another photographer caught the move on camera, and today that photo-blocking volunteer has unintentionally become a viral news story.

How Photoshop is Used to Censor Ads and Album Covers in the Middle East

I admit, the first time I saw these images I though they were fake. Someone probably added their clothes on as a joke. But when I realized the context and saw the source of the images, it made sense. The fact that the execution was bad made it hilarious.

Copyright & Censorship on Instagram: How Marie Claire Stole My Photo

Yesterday I found out that one of my photos was misused, stolen if you ask me, by a major international company. Sadly this type of thing is so common that it’s almost not worth writing about. However, it’s what happened during my quest to call-out the company that really captured my attention.

Photographer Says Texas Rep. Blocked Him from Photographing Protesters

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert is being accused of a very rudimentary style of censorship by photojournalist Jim Lo Scalzo. According to Lo Scalzo, Gohmert got up and physically blocked his view so that he couldn't photograph protesters during attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings earlier this week.