Journalism's ethics code says the press must 'seek truth and report it,' and also minimize harm. During a public health crisis, how should the press deal with President Trump's inaccuracies and lies?
Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.
The death of coronavirus whistleblower Dr Li Wengliang led to a backlash against China's policy of information control. Now the state is trying to control that too.
There's a long history of books being banned from public and school libraries.
The most popular broadcast medium in Ghana has gone through a politically fuelled evolution that has strengthened it.
Despite the headlines, the biggest concerns of students on college campuses are not politics, discrimination or free expression.
Efforts to mitigate the double edged nature of social media in politics must take into account local information environments
A cognitive scientist observes that the words that bother college-age Americans today can cause harm.
Universities are increasingly under threat everywhere.
The Australian Classification Board has "refused classification" for at least four videogames in recent months. Such bans show the introduction of an R18+ classification was not a win for players.
Twelve reporters have been killed so far this year and 172 are in jail, according to a new report on press freedom worldwide. The US places 48th of 180 countries ranked, down two spots from 2018.
'The Life of Washington' was painted in the 1930s by an artist who sought to upend a rosy narrative of US history. Now some are saying its images 'traumatize' viewers – and ought to be taken down.
Chinese users have started posting sensitive materials, like documents of sexual assault, on the blockchain. But the government has taken its own steps to crack down on this practice.
There's been an evolution in Tanzanian laws used against the press
Private companies – many based in the US – are blocking access to their websites from particular countries around the world. It's contributing to a splintering of the global internet.
South Africa has a history of burning books. The ashes of burnt books tell of the barbarism to which a society can descend.
Americans are overwhelmingly committed to a free press and hostile to government restrictions, a new poll finds. But the country is divided on the meaning of President Trump's attacks on the press.
The writings of John WIlmot, Earl of Rochester, were certainly obscene. But his poetry also gave us a new way of looking at the human condition.
Everyone has a favourite novel that hasn't made it to the screen. Here's why.
The digital revolution changed the debate about censorship.