By denying 'Aquarius' its chance at the Oscars, Brazil's government summoned memories of dictatorship-era censorship and brought the film unprecedented attention.
A myth is doing serious injustice to the way historians have approached decolonisation.
The young adult novel "Eleanor & Park" is a frequent target for book challengers. But swears and sex aside, there's something deeply subversive – and important – about this controversial book.
Making decisions about what people do and don't read is the traditional role of an editor, no matter what Facebook claims.
The social media site must be free to make its own editorial decisions – right or wrong.
Hangzhou is hosting the G20 summit and China is anxious to present a positive picture of the country to the world, but the official attitude to non-compliant citizens isn't helping.
The film's exchange of Titty for Tatty is very much in line with Victorian censorship of profanities for children.
South Africa's public broadcaster is in a state of crisis, gripped by paranoia and facing accusations of censorship. Can it be saved?
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
Five decades ago, China began a decade of devastating crackdowns and purges – and the causes are still poorly understood.
New law is a sign of a more muscular Chinese internet protectionism.
Media should confront hate speech, not merely censor it.
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.
Academics must teach students how to think – not what to think.
Live music has been targeted by terrorism ... but it also offers an antidote to it.
Victory for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy does not necessarily mean free speech is a given.
Courts have left teachers and administrators without adequate guidance on schoolchildren's free speech rights. Should schools exercise censorship?
According to a pornography historian, Playboy was always able to stay above the fray because nudity was never central to its brand.
While legal precedent makes banning books difficult, it still happens.