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From the love poems of Ovid to Michelangelo’s painted nudes in the Sistine Chapel, art censorship has a long history.

Yet today’s censorship is taking some new forms. As Instagram has become one of the major vehicles for visual art, computer algorithms now play a role in deciding what is acceptable for public consumption. Meanwhile the use of anti-terrorism laws to stifle art expressing political dissent and the rise of populist political movements.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the current growth in censorship and the new ways that artistic freedom is being challenged.

Joining the program:

 

Assistant producers: Laura Miserez, Arianna Suardi

Supervising producer: Trevor Hook

Visual editor: Kyle McCubbin

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