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Sunday, January 3

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Thursday, December 10

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    Welcome to HUMS3001: Censorship and Responsibility
    Welcome to the student-built wiki for HUMS3001: Censorship and Responsibility. During the semester students will help build the pages in this wikispace, which will then form the basis of the end-of-course exam. The course is broken into a theory section and a section for Case Studies, but the two will obviously leak into each other. You will see links to already existing pages on the lefthand side of the page under 'Navigation'. Have a look around and introduce yourself on the Author Bio page if you intend to contribute to the wiki. There are no rules as to when and how much you can contribute to a page.
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    Welcome to HUMS3001: Censorship and Responsibility
    Welcome to the student-built wiki for HUMS3001: Censorship and Responsibility. During the semester students will help build the pages in this wikispace, which will then form the basis of the end-of-course exam. The course is broken into a theory section and a section for Case Studies, but the two will obviously leak into each other. You will see links to already existing pages on the lefthand side of the page under 'Navigation'. Have a look around and introduce yourself on the Author Bio page if you intend to contribute to the wiki. There are no rules as to when and how much you can contribute to a page.
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    Welcome to HUMS3001: Censorship and Responsibility
    Welcome to the student-built wiki for HUMS3001: Censorship and Responsibility. During the semester students will help build the pages in this wikispace, which will then form the basis of the end-of-course exam. The course is broken into a theory section and a section for Case Studies, but the two will obviously leak into each other. You will see links to already existing pages on the lefthand side of the page under 'Navigation'. Have a look around and introduce yourself on the Author Bio page if you intend to contribute to the wiki. There are no rules as to when and how much you can contribute to a page.
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Wednesday, December 9

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Monday, November 23

  1. page Artists in Trouble edited ... The recent changes to codes and protocols when working with children was sparked by the widely…
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    The recent changes to codes and protocols when working with children was sparked by the widely contensious photographic exhibition by Bill Henson of a 13 year old girl in an extremely 'sexual context'- resulting in the photographs being forcibly seized from the Paddington art gallery Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. The removal of this exhibition sparked heated arguements surrounding the place of children in art and the validity of government censorship in the art world. In an online poll of 1430 people conducted by The Australian newspaper questioning whether these photographs were art of child pornography 36% considered it to be art, 46% child pronography and 18% saw it as neither. The moral panic surrounding this issue divided Australia between a view of raised prudism and puritanical ideologies and lowering morals. This furhter shows the subjective nature of art, and highlights the impossibility of censoring art.
    On the surface the protocols appears to be protecting children from artists, but actually it constitutes an attack on freedom of expression and sets a precedent for arts funding across the board. Frank Moorhouse, an award winner novelist, described the funding protocols as “the most dangerous movement in the arts” and also stated “creating protocols is an infringement of freedom of the arts” (Coslovich & Strong 2008). This forms part of an ongoing government assault on the democratic rights of the working class as a whole. Having failed to succeed in censoring Henson, the Rudd government, through the Arts Council, which it fully funds, is seeking to introduce legal measures through the back door and create a climate where artists begin to self-censor, in order to avoid the fear of reprisals or loss of funding due to their subjects or themes deemed too controversial.
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    Other Australian artists have received funding from public funding bodies, only to discover that their works are too controversial to be shown in this country, notably George Gittoes, whose work is still shown freely overseas.
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  2. page Artists in Trouble edited ... Many commentators have discussed the issue of censorship in the arts especially censorship of …
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    Many commentators have discussed the issue of censorship in the arts especially censorship of art in Australia, which has received much attention internationally. Gabriela Zabala-Notaras writes for the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) website, World Socialist Web Site and discusses the state of censorship in Australia and the challenges many artists face in the current climate.
    On January 1 2009, The Australia Council for the Arts, the federal government's principal arts funding body released a code of behavior for artists, exhibitors and publishers depicting children in their work. This attacks on the freedom of expression and encourages that those who do not follow the new rules will not get government funding. The code is known as Protocols for Working with Children . When images of children under 18 are used, Australian artists have to provide a declaration accompanying their work stating they comply with the existing laws. If they do not declare it, artists will be required to have their images reviewed by Australia's censorship authority prior to any exhibition or distribution of their work. Artists also have to ensure they have explained to the child and parent the context and outcome of the work.
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    On the surface the protocols appears to be protecting children from artists, but actually it constitutes an attack on freedom of expression and sets a precedent for arts funding across the board. Frank Moorhouse, an award winner novelist, described the funding protocols as “the most dangerous movement in the arts” and also stated “creating protocols is an infringement of freedom of the arts” (Coslovich & Strong 2008). This forms part of an ongoing government assault on the democratic rights of the working class as a whole. Having failed to succeed in censoring Henson, the Rudd government, through the Arts Council, which it fully funds, is seeking to introduce legal measures through the back door and create a climate where artists begin to self-censor, in order to avoid the fear of reprisals or loss of funding due to their subjects or themes deemed too controversial.
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  3. page Artists in Trouble edited ... The designer of the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium, Ai Weiwei, has come under increasing state ce…
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    The designer of the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium, Ai Weiwei, has come under increasing state censorship since the end of the 2008 Beijing Olymic games. Ai’s blog was shut down by China’s biggest news portal Sina in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen protests, after he had allegedly refused authorities’ requests not to write anything about the anniversary. Ai had alos asserted in his blog that Chinese security officers were following him and intimidating his family, friends and colleagues, including his 76-years old mother. A highly regarded designer and artist, Ai gave the Chinese authorities grounds for disapproval after he began a campaign to expose the reasons why so many schools collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.(Artist Alert, 2009, "Article 19', Global Campaign for Free Expression)
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    Iran:
    The establishment of an International Publishers Association investigation has risen the censorship within Iranian publishing industry, with decisions about what gets published becoming more unpredictable, uncertain and arbitrary. Due to the censorship, the average print run is now only 3000 compared to an average of 10000 in the 1970s in Iran. In Iran, an author must obtain permission to print from The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance (MCIG) and a licensed publisher must obtain separate permission to distribute. In some cases the author gains permission to print, but the publisher does not gain permission to distribute(Artist Alert, 2009, "Article 19', Global Campaign for Free Expression).
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