Two papers on censorship

Written by Terry Flew on December 28, 2015

I presented two papers at the ACADEMIC RESEARCH, NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AND THE CULTURE OF CONTROL interdisciplinary workshop, at the University of Wollongong from 2-3 October, 2015. The event was hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, and organised by Mark McLelland and Andrew Whelan.

My public lecture for the Faculty, titled Porn, Censorship, Classification and Free Speech: Global Paradoxes in the Governance of Media Content, can now be downloaded

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Classification reforms passed

Written by Terry Flew on September 1, 2014

The Australian Federal Parliament passed reforms recommended by the Australian Law Reform Commission in its Classification: Content Regulation and Convergent Media report released in February 2012. The Media Release from the Minster for Justice, Michael Keenan MP, is below.

During my time chairing this review, it had long been apparent that there was a greater degree of political bipartisanship around the need for reform than was apparent if you drew insights from the Institute of Public Affairs, particular religious moralists,

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Presentation to RuNET 2012 Conference

Written by Terry Flew on December 18, 2012

I was an invited participant to the RuNET 2012 Conference held in Moscow on 19 December 2012. I was asked to speak about the Australian debate about mandatory Internet filtering in light of digital economy developments, as this has parallels in current debates in Russia. The participation was electronic using Movi 4.2, reducing the cognitive dissonance between being in Brisbane where it is currently 35C, and Moscow where it is -20C.

The presentation is provided below.

RUNET 2012 Conference: the results

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