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Norway 🇳🇴 is a European country which mainly practices Christianity.

Norway has held the top spot in Reporters Without Borders' Press Freedom Index for the last six years. Cases of censorship in the country are extremely rare nowadays. Mass media is decentralised and private.

General censorship[]

  • Hardcore pornography was banned in Norway up until 2006. Nude shoots and censored softcore were still legal though.

Book censorship[]

  • Fra Kristiania-Bohêmen - this novel by Hans Jaeger was banned for being sexually explicit.
  • Albertine - this novel by Christian Krohg was banned for being sexually explicit.
  • Snorri the Seal (1941) - this satirical fable by Frithjof Saelen was banned during the German occupation of Norway.
  • The Song of the Red Ruby - this novel by Agnar Mykle was banned for being sexually explicit. The ban was uplifted in 1958.
  • Without a Stitch - this novel by Jens Bjorneboe was banned for sexual explicitness. The ban was never formally lifted.

Internet censorship[]

Movie censorship[]

  • 491 - this film was banned between 1964 and 1971 for homosexual themes. Later, a censored version was released.
  • Pink Flamingos - this film was banned during its initial release until the 1980s.
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - banned due to high impact scary violence until 1997, when the ban was lifted and re-released uncut rated as 18 (Adult only).
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian - this film was originally banned for a year in Norway. consequently, the film was marketed in Sweden with the tagline "The film so funny it was banned in Norway!"
  • Nekromantik - this film was banned by the Norwegian Media Authority due to outrageous, offensive & abhorrent content (Necrophilia, extreme violence, animal cruelty, and/or other material that is disgusting & abhorrent).
  • Ichi the Killer - this film was banned due to high impact violence and cruelty. The Norwegian Media Authority classified it as "Rejected", banning it outright in Norway, after the government realized of an incident at the Stockholm Film Festival where two people both vomited and fainted while watching the film. The film is still strictly prohibited in Norway.
  • A Serbian Film - this film was banned due to violation of criminal law sections 204a and 382 which deal with the sexual representation of children and extreme violence. It is still banned.
  • Cannibal Holocaust - this film was banned on its initial release.
  • Faces of Death - this film was banned on its initial release.

Television censorship[]

  • Kite - this was banned in Norway due to scenes in the film being considered "child pornography".

Video game censorship[]

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