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.
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
Google's secret plan to comply with Chinese censorship laws betrays the values that helped create the tech giant.
Soon after the death of Franco, Spain began an experiment with censorship that brought graphic sex and nudity to mainstream cinemas.
Kenya’s new Computer and Cyber Crime Act must not be abused by the criminal justice system.
A Twitter account used for official purposes is a public forum protected by the First Amendment, a federal judge has ruled.
The music industry, like all other media, can be censored to some extent. So how does this change its output?
In new guidance, students and universities could be banned from censoring controversial speakers on campuses following the first ministerial intervention on free speech in 30 years.
The banned film Inxeba certainly deserves more than to languish in the mire of South African scandal.
The Indonesian military recently announced that foreign researchers must request a permit to visit the museums it runs.
New, extreme levels of censorship in Turkey could lead to waves of digital activism by tech-savvy generations.
The decision to remove a 19th-century painting because of its portrayal of naked women was a heavy handed way of making a valid point.
Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarianism has progressed from death squads and martial law to cracking down on press freedom.
Fairytales are increasingly being targeted for giving girls inappropriate messages. But these stories have always evolved with the times, and talk of banning them is misguided.
China's most popular social media app WeChat is on the rise in Australia thanks to demand from Chinese students and tourists. Here's what you need to know if you plan to use it.
Citizens should be free to criticize government authorities on social media platforms, and muzzling such criticism may well be unconstitutional.
Artists, free speech advocates and gay rights activists in Brazil are dismayed after an LGBTQ-centric exhibit was closed because the subject matter offended evangelical Christians.
In Turkey, Twitter has become a dangerous platform, with some seven people detained daily for posting anti-government messages.