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Lebanese Artists Battle State Censorship

State censorship has long played a role in guiding the arts in Lebanon, where a permissive culture and a delicate sectarian balance come head to head. In the face of what they complain are arbitrary clampdowns, though, some activists and playwrights are taking the fight for free speech to the courts.   MARCH is a civil rights organization that works with playwrights whose scripts, it says, failed to make it through government’s required approval process. Using content from...

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