Paying respects in Mao’s home town.
EPA/How Hwee Young
Five decades ago, China began a decade of devastating crackdowns and purges – and the causes are still poorly understood.
How Hwee Young/EPA
New law is a sign of a more muscular Chinese internet protectionism.
Hero of the hour: BBC London talkback host, Simon Lederman.
Media should confront hate speech, not merely censor it.
Even talking to a colleague at an academic conference overseas could have harsh ramifications.
Researchers face stiff fines or even jail time if they inadvertently communicate with foreign colleagues about matters deemed to have a military use.
The debate around around children and online porn is more than just requiring sites ask their age.
Beware: free speech can be painful.
Academics must teach students how to think – not what to think.
Eagles of Death Metal members Jesse Hughes and guitarist Dave Catching pay their respects to the victims of the November 13 attacks.
Live music has been targeted by terrorism ... but it also offers an antidote to it.
Big news for Myanmar.
Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
Victory for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy does not necessarily mean free speech is a given.
Where should schools draw the line?
Courts have left teachers and administrators without adequate guidance on schoolchildren's free speech rights. Should schools exercise censorship?
Marilyn Monroe appeared on the cover of Playboy’s first issue in 1953.
According to a pornography historian, Playboy was always able to stay above the fray because nudity was never central to its brand.
Banned Books Week highlights books that have been challenged or permanently removed from library shelves.
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While legal precedent makes banning books difficult, it still happens.
Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy is jailed for three years in Egypt.
The news that two British journalists and their unnamed Iraqi colleague were arrested and charged by the Turkish authorities [though released following publication of this article] for “engaging in terror…
Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard get it on in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
A gesture of desire, sexuality and the erotic, the screen kiss has often been subject to censorship and controversy. But for directors game to bend the rules, the kiss can be a subversive act.
China’s mourning over the Tianjin disaster has taken place both online and off.
Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters
Social media is rewriting patterns of communication in China.
Two months after the bombing at Hiroshima.
US Department of Defense
US military censors contained information after the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leaving Americans with a limited understanding of the impact of radiation.
Proposals by the Film and Publications Board to monitor online activities may be much more difficult to implement than envisaged.
Censorship may not be the answer, but there needs to be acknowledgement of the challenges involved in the disruption of media that the internet is wreaking across the planet and in people's homes.
Spoiler: big fish eats a few people then gets killed.
40 years ago, Steven Spielberg's shark attack classic wowed cinemagoers and ushered in the modern blockbuster. It also helped create a climate from which horror has yet to recover.
The War Game depicted true horror of nuclear war.
Controversy has raged down the years over whether the film was censored by the government. Now secret files reveal the truth after 50 years.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shows little sign of listening to growing public opposition to his military junta’s authoritarian rule.
A year ago, a military coup toppled Thailand's elected government. The junta promised elections once a new constitution is adopted, but its authoritarian rule betrays a hostility to real democracy.
Mukesh Singh, one of the convicted rapists interviewed in India’s Daughter.
India's government has always been highly sensitive to the way its country is depicted in the British media.