Banned books and other forms of censorship

On the banning of books, censorship and other freedom of access issues

Monday, March 19, 2007

Dissident textbooks banned in Indonesia

Indonesia's Attorney General Office (AGO) has announced that 13 history textbooks have been banned and others may also be banned, for not conforming to the official view that the 1965 attempted coup d'etat in the country was caused soley by the Indonesia Communist Party (PKI). The Supreme Court approved the decision, stating that the books, which have been used in the country's universities and public schools since 2004, challenge "accepted truths" and could therefore cause public disorder.

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