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Conducting Business

Toronto Symphony President Defends Decision to Drop Controversial Pianist

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Toronto Symphony president Jeff Melanson tells WQXR's Conducting Business that Valentina Lisitsa's politics had nothing to do with the orchestra's decision to drop her.

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The Takeaway

State Secrets Revealed? H Bomb Architect Moves Forward With Memoir

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Physicist Ken Ford witnessed the hydrogen bomb's creation, an event he tries to shed some light onto in his new memoir. But the U.S. government says his book contains state secrets.

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On The Media

Climate Ch...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Even as Florida is threatened by rising sea levels, Gov. Rick Scott's administration has reportedly banned officials from using the term “climate change” for state business.

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The Takeaway

Free Speech & Censorship in The Age of Facebook

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What should and shouldn’t be censored in the public sphere has been a tough question that the Supreme Court has never been able to figure out. Can Facebook?

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WQXR Blog

Youth Symphony Accused of Censorship After Canceling Piece With Nazi Song

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The New York Youth Symphony’s decision to drop a newly commissioned piece days before its Carnegie Hall premiere has drawn accusations of censorship.
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Studio 360

Will a Chinese “Saturday Night Live” Get Past the Censors?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

China is one of the world’s biggest markets for art and culture, but censors there still have the last word over what people get to see. Is freedom of expression coming?    

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The Leonard Lopate Show

As More Governments Seek To Control Information, The Lives of Journalists Are Increasingly At Risk

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Authoritarian governments, militants, criminals, and terrorists, all seek to use technology, political pressure, and violence to silence journalists around the world. 

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Conducting Business

Dejan Lazic, Pianist Who Demanded Removal of Review, Confronts Critic

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The pianist Dejan Lazic wants Google to remove a critical review from its search results. He explains why to the critic, Anne Midgette of the Washington Post.

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FT Big Read

Internet on a leash?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Internet on a leash?

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On The Media

Indian State Outlaws "Objectionable Content," Will Start Arresting People for Precrime

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Indian state of Karnataka has not only outlawed sharing "malicious or misleading images" online, it can also arrest citizens for breaking the law before they actually commit a crime.
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Conducting Business

When Art and Sensitivity Clash: The 'Klinghoffer' Broadcast Cancellation

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Some have called the Met's decision to cancel broadcasts of the opera The Death of Klinghoffer sensible; others have said it showed a lack of courage of artistic convictions.

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WQXR Blog

Philadelphia Orchestra to Video Stream Concert From China

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra, looking to add some sizzle to third annual tour of China, will video stream its concert on Sunday from Shanghai.

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On The Media

Muzzled

Friday, April 11, 2014

Every year on or around April 13th, Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, has celebrated by issuing Jefferson Muzzles. These are booby prizes, awarded to individuals and institutions who act against Mr. Jefferson's admonition that freedom of speech  “cannot be limited without being lost.” Bob speaks with Josh Wheeler, director of the Center, about this year's chief offenders.

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On The Media

Banning The Other N-Word?

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Israeli Knesset has given preliminary approval to a bill that would criminalize use of the word Nazi, and Nazi symbols, except in certain educational or artistic contexts. Violators could face fines as high as twenty-nine thousand dollars, and up to six months in jail. Backers of the bill seek to prevent disrespect of the Holocaust that results when Nazis are invoked casually, whether in political invective or adolescent insults. Brooke talks with linguistic anthropologist Paja Faudree about this legislative attempt to control the use of language.

The Bees - Winter Rose

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On The Media

Outsmarting the Iranian Filternet

Friday, June 07, 2013

One way the Iranian government has been trying to ensure a smooth election is by slowing down the internet to a nearly unusable speed. This is in addition to blocking Iranians from Facebook, Twitter, and thousands of international news sites. Brooke talks to an Nariman Gharib, an Iranian expatriate who connects with people still in Iran to help them find workarounds to the Iranian “filternet.”

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WNYC News

What the Loss of Google Reader Means for Internet Users

Friday, March 15, 2013

Google has announced that it's ending its Google Reader service.

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Soundcheck

Malian Musicians Sing Out Against War And Censorship

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The current conflict in Mali has had an affect on the country’s vibrant music scene -- from cancelled festivals to a complete ban on music in some parts of the country. Heather Maxwell, an ethnomusicologist, musician and host of Voice of America's Music Time in Africa and with freelance radio journalist Tamasin Ford join us to talk about how Malian musicians are coping.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Censorship Protests in China

Friday, January 11, 2013

Keith Richburg, Washington Post Beijing bureau chief, discusses the protests following government censorship of a newspaper in southern China and the relationship between the Propaganda Department and the Chinese media.

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On The Media

Censorship in the Largest Democracy in the World

Friday, January 11, 2013

The rape and murder of a young woman in India has brought protesters to the streets. Both the national and international press have closely followed the public outrage and tepid response from government officials, turning out in full force to see the accused men in court on Monday. The swarm of journalists prompted a local judge to not only ban reporters from the courtroom, but also prohibit anyone from covering the trial. Brooke talks with New York Times reporter Niharika Mandhana about the repercussions of the ban, and about why the government would keep the trial off the public record. 

Tinariwen - Walla Illa

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On The Media

Mapping Gun Owners, International Journalists Fight Censorship, and More

Friday, January 11, 2013

The ATF's desire for a central database of gun transactions, journalists fight for the right to report on India's rape trial, an interview with 56 Up director Michael Apted, and Chinese journalists strike after the government censored an Op-Ed.