Posts Tagged Social issues

Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

A woman walks past a poster of animation "Assassination Classroom" in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood - or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria - have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities - typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy. The following day, broadcaster Fuji Television Network canceled an episode of the animation, citing "inappropriate material given the current situation." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.

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Penn State president: Freeh acted like prosecutor in review

In this Feb. 17, 2014 file photo, Eric Barron answers questions after a news conference on the announcement of his approval as the new president of Penn State University, in University Park, Pa. Barron on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, criticized former FBI director Louis Freeh for acting “as if he were a prosecutor” during his university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky in 1998 and 2001.(AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark, FILE) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled child molestation complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as “not useful to make decisions.”

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Amal Clooney on legal team in Armenian genocide case

Geoffrey Robertson, left, and Amal Clooney, members of a legal team representing Armenia, arrive at the European Court of Human rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015. Clooney, the wife of George Clooney, is among the lawyers arguing at the European Court of Human Rights against a Turkish man convicted in Switzerland for denying the 1915 Armenian genocide. Armenia, which argues that denying the genocide should be a crime as denying the Holocaust is in many European countries, is challenging a decision that ruled the man’s right to free expression was violated. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawyer Amal Clooney went before Europe’s top human rights court Wednesday to argue against a man convicted of denying the 1915 Armenian genocide.

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Diversity at Sundance doesn’t carry over to Hollywood

In this Jan. 24, 2015 photo, Shameik Moore, from top left, director Rick Famuyiwa, Quincy Brown, and from bottom left, Chanel Iman and Kiersey Clemons pose for a portrait to promote the film, "Dope", at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House during the Sundance Film Festival n Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is “Dope,” a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city.

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Sundance Watch: ‘Cobain’ premieres, women talk Hollywood

Frances Bean Cobain, left, daughter of Kurt Cobain and executive producer of the documentary film "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," embraces her mother and Cobain's widow Courtney Love at the premiere of the film at The MARC Theatre during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here’s what they’ve seen and heard:

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