Censorship

Below are groups and resources (books, articles, websites, etc.) related to this topic. Click on an item’s title to go its resource page with author, publisher, description/abstract and other details, a link to the full text if available, as well as links to related topics in the Subject Index. You can also browse the Title, Author, Subject, Chronological, Dewey, LoC, and Format indexes, or use the Search box.
Particularly recommended items are flagged with a red logo:

Connexions Library

Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering
Deibert, Ron; Palfrey, John; Rohozinski, Rafal; Zittrain, Jonathan (eds.)
Book
2008
Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access to information -- often about politics, but also relating to sexuality, culture, or religion -- that they deem too sens...
Against Censorship
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1995
Some of us would rather not have customs officials and cops deciding what we can read or look at.
All Things Censored
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Book
2003
A collection of prison essays and radio talks by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has been on death row since 1982.
America's last taboo
Said, Edward
Article
2002
The unspoken premise of the mainstream press is that no Palestinian or Arab position on Israeli police terror, settler-colonialism, or military occupation is worth hearing from.
Amid Censorship, Israel's Media Does Its Part
Ditz, Jason
Article
2010
Israel's media has once again chosen the low road, the one carefully couched in patriotism and praise for the right-far-right coalition government.
Anatomy of Censorship: Why the Censors have it Wrong
White, Harry
Book
1997
Bringing together diverse disciplines such as literary and legal history, modern psychology and contemporary feminism, Anatomy of Censorship sorts out the many confusing explanations and often mislead...
Anti-Porn is the Theory, Repression is the Practice
Article
1987
The campaign against pornography has been one of the most visible faces of feminism for more than a decade now. Few have wanted to know whether the 'clean up' they were promoting strengthened women's ...
Ask Yourself... Do You Really Want More Censorship?
Feminists Against Censorship
Article
1992
Censorship is dangerous and feminists who support it are wrong-headed.
Australia Rejects Israeli-Ordered Media Censorship: A Little Justice for Al Manar TV
Lamb, Franklin
Article
2010
Australia rejects politically motivated censorship attempts.
Away with the gatekeepers!: The bane of cultural appropriation
Malik, Kenan
Article
2016
On the the controversies over 'cultural appropriation' and what they reveal about the degradation of contemporary campaigns for social justice.
The Ban on the Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung
Marx, Karl
Article
1843
The German press begins the New Year with apparently gloomy prospects. The ban that has just been imposed on the Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung in the states of Prussia is surely a sufficiently convinci...
Banned Books Online
Website
A sampling of books which have been censored or subject to censorship attempts.
Banned in the Media: A reference guide to censorship in the press, motion pictures, broadcasting, and the Internet
Foerstal, Herbert N.
Book
1998
From colonial times to the present, the media in America has been subject to censorship challenges and regulations. This comprehensive reference guide to media censorship provides in-depth coverage of...
Banning of Books Alarms Freedom Advocates
Kuppusamy, Baradan
Article
2010
The confiscation and banning of books by Malaysian authorities is sending alarm bells ringing among activists, who want the repeal of laws that the government is using to suppress freedom of expressio...
'Beijing's bitch': Beijing & Microsoft
Article
2005
Putting profits ahead of human rights.
The Best Censored Stories of 1989
Article
Exposing an issue that was otherwise overlooked or under-reported by national news media.
The Best of The Nation: Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture
Navasky, Victor; Heavel, Katrina Vanden
Book
2000
An anthology of articles from The Nation.
Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
Garrett, Laurie
Book
2000
The story of recent failings of public health systems across the globe.
Between the Lines: How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life
MacLean, Eleanor
Book
1981
An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources o...
Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
Gertten, Fredrik
Film/Video
2011
First there was a film about banana workers saying the Dole Food Company had made them infertile. Then Dole attacked the filmmakers. Now it's time for a new film!
Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
Book
1995
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Books banned by governments, list of: Connexipedia Article
Article
This article intends to list works, such as novels, nonfiction books, short stories, and essays that have banned by governments over time.
Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country
Ostergaard, Anders
Film/Video
Anders Ostergaard's award-winning documentary assembles footage smuggled out of Burma/Myanmar by an underground journalist group known as Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The film explores how DVB mem...
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2014
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
Canadian News Synthesis Project - March 1976: Volume IV Number 1
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why: The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Censorship: A World Encyclopedia
Jones, Derek
Book
2001
Censorship: A World Encyclopedia presents a comprehensive view of censorship, from Ancient Egypt to those modern societies that claim to have abolished the practice. For each country in the world, the...
Censorship: A Threat to Reading, Learning, Thinking
Simmons, John S
Book
1994
Pointing out that censorship is undermining the goals of education and plaguing all areas of the curriculum, this collection of essays considers many areas in which students' right to read is being in...
Censorship and the School Library Media Centre
Kravitz, Nancy
Book
2002
Presents censored materials, censorship incidents, court cases, and federal legislation, including the children's Internet Protection Act.
Censorship Goes To School
Booth, David
Book
1998
Censorship? Haaretz Deletes Amira Hass Article On Surging Settler Violence
Abuimah, Ali
Article
2012
Israel’s Haaretz has mysteriously deleted a powerful article by Amira Hass headlined “The anti-Semitism that goes unreported,” about an unchecked upsurge in violence against Palestinians by Israeli se...
Censorship in Canada - When the Censor Comes
Article
1996
Developed primarily for teachers, librarians, booksellers and others who disseminate the printed word, this guide offers basic information about dealing with would-be censors. Researched and written b...
Censorship in Islamic Societies
Mostyn, Trevor
Book
2003
A study of censorship in Islamic societies, concentrating on key events throughout history. The text includes analysis of: censorship in Algeria the "fatwa" against Salman Rushdie Taliban repression i...
Censorship, Inc.: The Corporate Threat to Free Speech in the United States
Soley, Lawrence
Book
Soley shows how as corporate power has grown and come to influence the issues on which ordinary Americans should be able to speak out, new strategies have developed to restrict free speech on issues i...
Challenged Books and Magazines List 2009
Freedom to Read
Article
1989
This updated document provides a list of 100 books and magazines which have been challenged due to their content between the years of 1989 and 2009.
Challenged Books List
Article
2004
A partial list of books subjected to censorship attempts in Canada from the early 1980s to 2003.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Comments on The Latest Prussian Censorship Instruction
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
The real, radical cure for the censorship would be its abolition; for the institution itself is a bad one, and institutions are more powerful than people.
Connexions Annual Overview: Human Rights, Civil Liberties
Article
1989
If we accept that anyone may be denied their rights, their freedom, then we undermine our own rights and freedoms even as we undermine social solidarity.
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
Connexions Library: Human Rights and Civil Liberties Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on civil liberties and human rights.
Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West's Real Religion
Greenwald,Glenn
Article
2015
A TV sports commentator in Australia, Scott McIntyre, was summarily fired by his public broadcasting employer, Special Broadcasting Services (SBS), because of a series of tweets he posted about the vi...
Criminalizing Criticism of Israel: The End of Free Speech?
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2009
A massive push is underway to criminalize criticism of Israel. The Lobby is working to ban as anti-Semitic any truth or disagreeable fact that pertains to Israel. It is permissible to criticize ever...
Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights
Strossen, Nadine
Book
1995
Traditional explanations of why pornography must be defended from would-be censors have concentrated on censorship's adverse impacts on free speech and sexual autonomy. In contrast, Nadine Strossen fo...
Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression
Article
2011
The U.S. government gives lip service to online free speech but simultaneously acts in ways to drastically limit freedom of expression.
Don't Incite Censorship
Malik, Kenan
Article
2007
Free speech for everyone but bigots is no free speech at all.
Emails Reveal Dairy Lobbyist Crafted 'Ag-Gag' Legislation Outlawing Pictures of Farms
Fang, Lee
Article
2015
Across the country, legislatures are responding to whistleblowers and activists who have exposed inhumane and at times unsanitary practices at farms by passing laws that criminalize the taking of phot...
The Encyclopedia of Censorship
Green, Johnathon
Book
1992
This Encyclopedia concentrates primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, but it also covers events in Western and Eastern Europe and in parts of the Third World. The Encyclopedia is an ac...
Enemies of the Internet 2013: Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters Without Borders is releasing a Special report on Internet surveillance
Eyes With Legs
Dinh, Linh
Article
2010
In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace ...
Facebook Shut Me Down
Miko, Peled
Article
2015
Peled describes how Facebook shut him down after he exposed an Israeli plant.
False Freedom: Online Censorship in the Middle East and North Africa
Zarwan, Elijah; Goldstein, Eric; Ghaemi, Hadi; Stork, Joe; PoKempner, Dinah; et al.
Article
2005
This report examines internet censorship policy and how theIinternet has transformed the accessibility of information mainly in the countries of Egypt, Iran, Syria, and Tunisia. When examining each co...
Feminists Against Censorship
Website
A group of feminist academics and campaigners who fight censorship from a feminist perspective. They believe: 1) Censorship is a dangerous tool that is primarily used to suppress dissent from those ...
50 Ways to Fight Censorship: And Important Facts to Know about Censors
Marsh, Dave
Book
1991
A practical guide to generating support and publicity for freedom of speech and how to combat acts of censorship.
Flaunting It!
Jackson, Ed; Perksy, Stan (eds.)
Book
1982
An anthology of articles spanning the first decade of the Canadian gay liberation periodical, The Body Politic.
Free Speech and Acceptable Truths: Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
Alumni for Responsible Speech
Article
2008
While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by in...
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
Free speech fights: Wikipedia article
Article
Free speech fights are conflicts over the right to speak freely, particularly involving the Industrial Workers of the World efforts in the early twentieth century to organize workers and publicly spea...
Free Speech For Me - But Not For Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other
Hentoff, Nat
Book
1992
Hentoff is a passionate believer in free speech who recognizes that if speech is truly to be free, we must protect the expression even of ideas we abhors. He catalogues with equal disapproval the effo...
Free speech for me - you shut up
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
The right to express offensive views is at the very heart of the principle of free speech.
Free Speech in a Plural Society
Malik, Kenan
Article
2006
The argument against free speech is really an argument in defence of particular sectional interests. And that is the best reason for rejecting restraints on speech. We can build a plural society in wh...
Free Speech in an Age of Identity Politics
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Transcript of Malik's TB Davie Memorial lecture on academic freedom at the University of Cape Town.
Freedom of Speech Under Siege
Wollstein, Janet
Article
1991
Censorship is the handmaiden of a police state.
Freedom to Read Week
Website
Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.
From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and its Legacy
Malik, Kenan
Book
2009
Tells the story both of the Rushdie affair and of its transformative impact on cultural and political landscape of the West. The book explores the issues that the Rushide affair raised. in particular ...
Further Dialogue on Pornography: Pornography, Censorship, Sexuality
Herzig, Nancy; Bernabe, Rafael
Article
1997
The Church and right-wing groups have intensified their war on the three horsemen of immorality: abortion, gays and pornography. In the struggle against this, we have emphasized the need to oppose cen...
Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law Of Obscenity And The Assault On Genius
de Grazia, Edward
Book
1992
De Grazia, an attorney and defender of First Amendment rights, chronicles the conflict between artistic expression and censorship. Details the struggles of authors, booksellers and publishers.
God's Spies: Stories in Defiance of Oppression
Manguel, Alberto (ed.)
Book
1999
Short stories on the theme of resistance to oppression.
Good Girls, Bad Girls: Sex Trade Workers and Feminists Face to Face
Bell Laurie
Book
1987
Looks into issues like racism in pornography, reclamation of the label "whore," the concerns surrounding censorship and the myths and stereotypes that have made sex trade workers outcasts.
Hate speech in a plural society
Malik, Kenan
Article
2005
One of the ironies of living in a more inclusive, more diverse society appears to be that the preservation of diversity requires us to leave increasingly to leave less room for a diversity of views. S...
Here We Go Again
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
One thing should be clear. The violence across the Muslim world in response to an American anti-Islamic film has nothing to do with that film. Yes, The Inocence of Muslims is a risibly crude diatribe ...
Hitler's Propaganda Machine
Rutherford, Ward
Book
1978
In Defense of Free Speech: It's Easier to Blame Bad Filmmakers Than to Address Massive War Crimes
Giambrone, Joe
Article
2012
The answer to speech you disagree with is … (drum roll) … MORE SPEECH.
Increasing Legal Suppression of Freedom of Thought and Expression in So-called Free and Democratic Societies: As evidence for increasing totalitarianism
Rancourt, Denis
Article
2015
That freedom of speech is the foundational individual right for a truly democratic system to exist or emerge. And that this freedom must be defended without compromise, and without bias against any pa...
Interview with Ulli Diemer
Diemer, Ulli; Orchard, Jeff
Article
1990
Jeff Orchard interviews Ulli Diemer about socialism, capitalism, life, and social change.
Into the Buzz Saw
Borjesson, Kristina; foreword by Gore Vidal
Book
Accounts of journalists investigating stories which the power structure doesn't want investigated.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
Israel's new 'attack on freedom of speech'
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
The Israeli government and its right-wing supporters have been waging a 'McCarthyite' campaign against human-rights groups.
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
Article
2009
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Journalists assaulted and censored
Article
2010
Palestinian journalists are under attack from Israeli forces and are also subjected to raids and arrests as a result of political rivalry between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, report the Palest...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Libel Law is dangerous
Writers to Reform the Libel Law
Article
1992
Libel laws threaten freedom of speech.
Libraries, Erotica & Pornography
Cornog, Martha (ed.)
Book
1991
Lies The Media Tell us
Winter, James
Book
2007
Outlines the extent to which the mainstream media is subject to its corporate publishers and advertisers.
Malik, Kenan: Connexipedia Article
Article
Writer, lecturer and broadcaster. (Born 1962).
Manifesto: Together Facing the New Totalitarianism: Writers' statement on cartoons
Article
2006
We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.
Media Censorship in a Plural Context: A Report on the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Mazrui, Alamin M.; Muchiri, Mundia; Oloo, Vera; Kenya Human Rights Commission
Book
1998
Media Censorship in the Middle East
Al-Obaidi, Jabbar Audah; Jawad, Abdul Sattar
Book
2007
Examines Middle-Eastern media censorship and shows how the censorial culture grew as the media developed in this region. It also illustrates the illusionary and deceptive arguments presented by the au...
Microsoft, piracy, and independent media in Kyrgyzstan
O'Brien, Danny
Article
2010
Selective enforcement of alleged software infringement is being used with some frequency in the former Soviet republics as cover to harass independent media. Local law enforcement officials have been ...
The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
Mossad Operation Threatened Against Reporter
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
An Israeli journalist who went into hiding after writing a series of reports showing lawbreaking approved by Israeli army commanders faces a lengthy jail term for espionage if caught, as Israeli secur...
Net freedom 'at stake' on WikiLeaks
York, Jillian
Article
2010
Internet service providers are cutting access to the whistleblower site, raising broader concerns about online freedom.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
No platform or no democracy?
Malik, Kenan
Article
1996
Rather than promoting themselves as vehicles for broadening access to discussion and debate, universities now seek to present themselves as highly regulated institutions in which students will be prot...
NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
Parry, Robert
Article
2016
The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls "fake news," but the Times ignores its own record of publishing "fake news."
Obscenity exposed
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
The police definition of 'obscenity' gets right to the crux of the question.
On Freedom of the Press (5): Censorship
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
A censorship law is an impossibility because it seeks to punish not offences but opinions, because it cannot be anything but a formula for the censor, because no state has the courage to put in genera...
On Freedom of the Press (1): Prussian Censorship
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Apart from the catchwords and commonplaces which fill the air, we find among these opponents of press freedom a pathological emotion, a passionate partisanship, which gives them a real, not an imagina...
On Freedom of the Press (2): Opponents of a Free Press
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
What an illogical paradox to regard the censorship as a basis for improving our press!
On Freedom of the Press (3): On the Assembly of the Estates
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Precisely because freedom of discussion, the speaker concludes, is desirable in our Assembly - and what freedoms would we not find desirable where we are concerned? - precisely for that reason freedom...
On Freedom of the Press (4): As a privilege of particular individuals or a privilege of the human mind?
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
From the standpoint of the idea, it is self-evident that freedom of the press has a justification quite different from that of censorship because it is itself an embodiment of the idea, an embodiment ...
On Freedom of the Press (6): Freedom in General
Marx, Karl
Article
1842
Some want a full censorship, others a half censorship; some want three-eighths freedom of the press, others none at all. God save me from my friends!
On the Critique of the Prussian Press Laws
Engels, Friedrich
Article
1842
Two ways are open to the Prussian for the publication of his thoughts. He can either have them printed in his own country, in which case he has to submit to the domestic censorship; or, should he meet...
Operation Cast Lead: News control as a military objective
Article
2009
Control of news in time of war has become a military objective.
Opposing Censorship
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
According to Ulli Diemer, it is dangerous to think that liberation - in this case, sexual liberation - can be promoted by repressive legislation and censorship.
Orwell: The War Broadcasts
West, W.J. [ed.]
Book
1986
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urb...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in ...
Patent Folly
Sainath, P.
Article
The misuse of patents rights and associated dangers.
PayPal admits US pressure over WikiLeaks account freeze
Addley, Esther
Article
2010
PayPal today admitted it suspended payments to WikiLeaks after an intervention from the US State Department.
The Philosophy of Antonio Negri: Resistance in Practice
Murphy, S. Timothy (ed.), Mustapha, Abdul-Karim (ed.)
Book
2005
Pornography in a Free Society
Hawkins, Gordon, and Zimring, Franklin E.
Book
1988
An examination of public policy debates about pornography in the United States in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Pornography and the Sex Censors: A review of 'Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights,' by Nadine Strossen
Crossen, Cathy
Article
1996
The pornography debacle has driven deep wedges among feminists, and has weakened the women's movement by alienating many women who cannot relate to a perceived ethos of anti-sexuality, gender antagoni...
The Power of the Israel Lobby: Two knights and a dragon
Avnery, Uri
Article
2007
The Israel Lobby has shifted more and more to the Right. The billionaires who finance the Lobby are the same people who finance the extreme Israeli Right, and most of all the settlers.
Progressives shouldn't be begging the police to take more power
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
The last thing we need is to hand the police even more power to decide what we are allowed to see or read.
Protect the Freedom to Shock
Malik, Kenan
Article
2001
Far from being the cornerstone of a diverse, plural society, the refusal to give offence shows respect neither for oneself nor for others. Respect for oneself requires self-belief, a willingness to ta...
'Rachel' screening in San Francisco shows a growing movement tired of being censored about Israel
Gottlieb, Rabbi Lynn
Article
2009
A wide spectrum of individuals and organizations attempt to enforce the axiom: there shall be no public criticism of Israel. This platitude ironically goes hand in hand with the view that "Israel is t...
Radical Digressions 1
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1973
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
The real first casualty of war
Pilger, John
Article
2006
Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
A Reply on Overcoming Zionism: Against The Current vol. 132
Kovel, Joel
Article
2008
David Finkel and I see eye to eye on most basics where Israel is concerned, and he is generous in praising my recently published Overcoming Zionism. For years I have known him to be a stalwart anti-Zi...
Respect is a Two-Way Street
Tatchell, Peter
Article
2006
There is a whiff of hypocrisy among some Muslims who, in the name of being spared offence, want to censor other people's opinions.
Restricted Entry: Censorship on Trial
Fuller, Janine; Blackley, Stuart
Book
The Right to Offend
Bonbnell, Kenneth H.
Article
1990
Humans do have a right to offend other humans, especially in presenting dissent from the views with which many people seem to be very content. This includes those views called religious.
Right-Wing Thought Police Assault Free Speech on Campus
Article
2005
The Orwellian campaign to portray the expression of views in the university that run contrary to those ruling the country as a lack of "academic freedom."
The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture
Kendrick, Walter
Book
1988
Kendrick looks at the idea of pornography since the word was coined a century and a half ago, concentrating less on the books and pictures that have instigated battles over "pornography" than on what ...
Silenced: International Journalists Expose Media Censorship
Dadge, David
Book
2005
What happens to journalists who expose uncomfortable truths? How far are journalists prepared to go in order to report a difficult story? Silenced provides answers to these questions with the stories ...
Some Elementary Comments on The Rights of Freedom of Expression
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1980
It is precisely in the case of horrendous ideas that the right of free expression must be most vigorously defended; it is easy enough to defend free expression for those who require no such defense.
A Story About Making a Sex Movie
Article
2005
Politicians try to impose censorship by the back door, by imposing record-keeping obligations that are impossible to comply with.
Tactics of desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-semitism' as a weapon to silence criticism of Israel's behaviour
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
The Israeli state and its defenders are increasingly attempting to silence critics because they are losing the battle for public opinion.
Ten Best Censored Stories of 1988
Article
Documenting the failure of the mass media to provide Americans with all the information they need to make informed decisions.
Threatened with Censorship and Ouster by PEN's Henchmen: Sign the Petition to Remove Suazanne Nossel
Walsh, John
Article
2013
Nossel's appointment may be seen as the most visible and overt symptom of Western subversion that goes back to the very founding of the "human rights" NGO’s
Throw it in the garbage myself
Manguel, Alberto
Article
1992
I will not have anyone tell me or my children what we can or cannot read.
To Name The Unnameable
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
Discussing Salman Rushdie's non-appearance at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Today's Trumbo: Try telling academic critics of Israel McCarthyism is behind us
Palumbo-Liu, David
Article
2015
"Trumbo," starring Bryan Cranston as Academy Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, tells the sordid and tragic story of the anti-communist witch hunt commonly referred to as the "Red Sca...
Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009
Article
2009
Provides a list and indepth analysis of the top 25 stories that were censored throughout the year in 2009.
Tracking the News that Wasn't
Evans, Ron
Article
1996
A review of two books about media bias and censorship.
Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable
Pilger, John
Article
2016
A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is...
Trump, Namazie, Islam, Free Speech and the Left
Malik, Kenan
Article
On the odd relationship that many on the left have with Islam. They view all Muslims as helpless victims, and regard any criticism of Islam as a form of bigotry.
Ukraine Is Banning 'Communist Symbols' and the Kremlin Is Peeved
Poludenko-Young, Anna
Article
2015
Ukraine is pushing to erase all evidence the Soviet Union and its defeat of Nazi Germany from its history books.
Unveiled: Art and Censorship in Iran
Boyle, Kevin et al.
Article
2006
This report seeks to illustrate the manner in which artistic censorship in Iran is both shaped and shapes; to demonstrate where the focus of the conflict lies between the Islamic Republic of Iran and ...
US Military Brands Assange, WikiLeaks As "The Enemy"
Van Auken, Bill
Article
2012
Secret US Air Force documents reveal that the American military has branded WikiLeaks and its editor Julian Assange as "the enemy", placing them on a legal par with Al Qaeda and threatening them with ...
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...
Warning: This May Injure Your Modesty
Malik, Kenan
Article
2016
Ahmed Naji is an Egyptian novelist and journalist who, in February, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for "injuring public modesty". In August 2014, Akhbar al-Adab, a state-funded literary maga...
West Germany: Censorship and Repression in the Model State
Cutajar, Mario
Article
1979
In West Germany, repression is now 'democratically' sanctioned and seen as a model for other countries to adopt.
Why I had to face down the bullies trying to silence my supposedly 'offensive' stance on Islam
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2016
This week marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The atrocity was a brutal attack not just on human life but also on the principle of free speech, one of the pillars of h...
The Witch-Hunters
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2016
Washington Post pushes campaign to censor alternative media.
Women Against Censorship
Burstyn, Varda
Book
1985
Essays which argue that women have nothing to gain by allying themselves with anti-feminist forces and mainstream politicians. The contributors say that censorhip will be used against feminists who se...
Women and Censorship - Letters to Index on Censorship
Article
1991
Reader comments on pornography and censorship.
Writers in Prison
Davies, Ioan
Book
1990
An analysis of the work of imprisoned writers.
You Can't Read This: Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslations, and Codes
Ross, Val
Book
2006
Written for children ages ten and up, You Can't Read This explores the development of alphabets, the decoding of ancient languages, and censorship in Ancient Rome and modern America.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

ACTRA
The union representing Canada's 21,500 performers, writers and broadcast journalists. Concerned about free trade, cultural sovereignty, censorship, public broadcasting, copyright, Canadian film.
Banned Books Online
A sampling of books which have been censored or subject to censorship attempts.
Beyond Borders -- Ensuring Global Justice for Children
Beyond Borders, a charitable organization, works to end all sexual crimes against children, especially cross-border crimes including sex tourism and child pornography. Beyond Borders is the Canadian a...
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national organization that was constituted to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, a...
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Working to promote freedom of expression. CCPJ's main project is the IFEX Clearing House which operates an Action Alert Network and disseminates information on freedom of the press to organizations an...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)
U.S. media watch group that documents and criticizes media bias and censorship, scrutinizes media practices that marginalize public interest, minority, and dissenting viewpoints, and advocates for gre...
Feminists for Free Expression
Feminists for Free Expression (FFE) is a group of diverse feminists working to preserve the individual's right to see, hear and produce materials of her choice without the intervention of the state "f...
International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House
IFEX is comprised of 72 organizations from around the world who work together to promote and further freedom of expression. The IFEX communique is available in a number of languages as a weekly e-new...
KenanMalik.com
Kenan Malik's home page. See also blog at http://kenanmalik.wordpress.com. Academically, my main areas of interest are the history of ideas; the history and philosophy of science; the philosophy of m...
Lesbian and Gay Archivist
To acquire, preserve and provide public service for material in any medium relating to lesbians and gays, with an emphasis on Canada, but in the context of events worldwide.
Onlinecensorship.org
Onlinecensorship.org seeks to encourage social media companies to operate with greater transparency and accountability toward their users as they make decisions that regulate speech. We're collecting ...
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is an international organization that defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world, as well as the right to inform the public and to be informed, in ...
Society for Human Sexuality
Social and educational organization whose purpose is to promote understanding and appreciation for the many forms of adult intimate relationships and consensual sexual expression.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions compiles and disseminates information about social and economic alternatives. Established in 1975 as an independent non-profit research organization and information clearinghouse, Connexions compiles and publishes a var...
Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...
Museum of Sex
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world. With its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, ...
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...
Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

Sources Library

Africa's Worst New Internet Censorship Law Could be Coming to South Africa
Malcolm, Jeremy;
2015
Only once in a while does an Internet censorship law or regulation come along that is so audacious in its scope, so misguided in its premises, and so poorly thought out in its execution, that you have...
An apology for the Danish cartoon crisis
Hvidberg, Lars
2014
One of the leading forces in the 2005–06 prophet Muhammad cartoon controversy, Danish Muslim activist Ahmed Akkari, now regrets his role as agitator and reveals a larger, more deliberate, and more vic...
AUSTRALIA: Some reflections on the Anzac Day ‘cyber-lynching’ of a journalist
Kenneally, Mathew;
2015
The right of free speech v. the rightnot to be offended. A sports commentator has been fired over things he said on twitter, things unrelated to his job.
Authorities step up offensive against journalists and websites
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about freedom of expression in Bahrain. In the past couple of months, two journalists have been charged because of what they wrote and the information ministry h...
Authorities turn their sights on microblogging
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a new crackdown in China on social-networking tools, especially microblogging services.
Avoiding Gripes About Your Gripe (or Parody) Site
2009
Here's a story we hear a lot at EFF: You think BadCo, Inc. is a bad actor and you've developed a really cool site to tell the world why. Maybe just by griping about them or maybe through a bit of paro...
Berlin Twitter Wall website blocked just days after its launch
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the Chinese authorities blocked the Berlin Twitter Wall website (www.berlintwitterwall.com) just days after its launch.
Big business censorship
Boura, Malcolm
2011
Big business is almost entirely unaccountable. Some of the worst offenders are US corporations exporting harmful attitudes from the USA to the rest of the world. We suspect that some of them are drive...
Bill to stifle flow of information poised to pass in Japan
Sources News Release
2013
The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by a new state secrets bill before the Japanese parliament, which, if passed, would broaden the government's power to determine which informat...
Brazil's highest court takes stand against prior censorship
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders hails last week's ruling by the Federal Supreme Court overturning a ban on distribution of the latest issue of the leading national newsweekly Istoe, which a lower court had ...
By Accepting Chinese Censorship of Domains, Registry xyz.com Invites More
Malcolm, Jeremy
2015
Industry news site Domain Incite has reported that this puts perhaps close to 12,000 banned words and expressions onto the blacklist, thereby preventing terms such as the Chinese words for 'democracy'...
Canadian Court to the Entire World: No Links For You!
Sutton, Maira
2014
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered Google to remove entire domains from its search results — a decision that could have enormous global implications on free expression. This is the late...
Censored book about corruption in Angola now available on RSF site
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is facilitating access to 'Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola,' the book by Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais that is censored in his country.
Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature
Darnton, Robert
2014
A book on literary censorship and the role that states have played in it.
Censorship
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Censorship is the suppression of speech or other communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, m...
Censorship and Cultural Sensibility
The regulation of language in Tudor-Stuart England
Shuger, Debora K.
2006
In this study of the reciprocities binding religion, politics, law, and literature, Debora Shuger offers a profoundly new history of early modern English censorship, one that bears centrally on issues...
Censorship and Education
Oboler M. Eli
1981
Censorship is the Wrong Way to Combat the British National Party
Fox, Claire
2009
The illiberal obsession with silencing Nick Griffin and the British National Party in the run up to elections has won the party undeserved publicity, says Claire Fox
Censorship not a solution to terrorism, IFJ & Pakistan media reject guidelines
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expresses its strong concern over new press guidelines for Pakistan's television and print media.
China puts Tibetan writer and husband under house arrest amid Kerry Visit
2014
Chinese Authorities placed Tsering Woeser and her husband, Wang Lixiong, under house arrest on July 9 during US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to China.
China's Media War: Censorship, Corruption & Control
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA'S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.
China's new leadership faces censorship challenge
Sources News Release
2013
China's new leaders will face unprecedented challenges to controlling the media, even as journalists' efforts to test the system continue to carry great risk, according to a new report by the Committe...
Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
Sources News Release
2011
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
Content Magazine - Number 108
September/ October 1980
A Copy of Tucson’s Banned Book List
Reese, Debbie
2012
People involved in the Mexican American Studies struggle in Tucson, Arizona recently compiled a list of the banned books from the district, as well as released a letter signed by many organizations ex...
Dissident journalist facing jail term on 'disrespect' charge
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of independent journalist Alberto Santiago Du Bouchet, who was arrested after a verbal exchange with a policeman in Artemisa (in Havana provin...
EFF Battles Abuse of Site-Blocking Court Orders
Sources News Release
2015
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal court in an emergency hearing and a written filing this week to block the recording industry's move to force Internet infrastructure companies ...
Egypt: Security authorities confiscate book about corruption
Sources News Release
2009
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reports that the Egyptian security authorities have confiscated a book entitled "A Flood of Corruption and the Advance of bin Laden in Algeria" ...
Environmental journalists censored and assaulted
2009
Journalists worldwide risk their lives to report on environmental degradation. In the fight against climate change, the media is a watchdog for corrupt governments that obstruct efforts to protect the...
The Erotic Arts
Webb, Peter
1975
Covers the uses of erotic themes in various branches of the arts at all times and in many civilizations.
Fanning the flames of intolerance
The burning of books -- an ultimate form of control and condemnation
Henley, John
2010
A historical overview of book burnings by political and religious regimes.
From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Norman, Jeremy
2013
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
Fundamentalists target Twitter and Facebook in unprecedented move
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by an Islamic court ordering a Nigerian human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, to close its blog and stop hosting debates on Twitter and Facebook ...
Germany: Are online user comments protected by press freedom laws?
Stupp, Catherine
2014
A local newspaper in the western German city of Darmstadt is at the centre of a legal case that will measure whether readers’ comments are protected by Germany’s press freedom laws.
Global media rights groups condemn "culture of impunity and indifference" in Sri Lanka
Sources News Release
2009
Since the beginning of the New Year, both the killing of a senior editor and the attack on the facilities of a popular independent TV channel have led to a total paralysis of the media community in Sr...
Government closes TV station owned by political rival
Sources News Release
2008
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Madagascar governmentâ##s closure of Viva TV since 13 December, after it broadcast a message by former President Didier Ratsiraka.
How far will Media Council go to eliminate Klubradio?
Sources News Release
2012
Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Hungary's Media Council (NMHH) has rejected opposition radio station Klubradio's bid to keep its Budapest commercial radio frequency.
Human Rights Council resolution on blasphemy
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by a resolution condemning #defamation of religions# which the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 25 March.
Human rights defender held in Saudi Arabia since mid-June on charge of 'annoying others'
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Mekhlef bin Dahham al-Shammari, a writer, human rights activist and social reformer who was arrested in Saudi Arab...
IFJ Condemns Attempts by Embattled Food Company to Censor Free Speech in US
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned as "unforgiveable censorship" attempts by the US fruit company, Dole Food, to prevent the release of a documentary film Bananas which ex...
IFJ Condemns Deportation Move against US Journalist in Israel
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to revoke the deportation order served on American journalist and chief English editor of Ma'an news agency, Jared Malsi...
IFJ Condemns Palestinian Authority Over Ban on Al-Jazeera
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Palestinian Authority to rescind its decision to close down the office the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television in the West Bank.
IFJ Report Lists China's Secret Bans on Media Reporting
Sources News Release
2010
A new report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on press freedom in China highlights the battle by local censors to control media commentary on a wide range of topics throughout in 2...
The internet's cyber radicals: heroes of the web changing the world
A generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet.
Krotoski, Aleks
2010
Internet activists speak about censorship, the democratising impact of open source technology, and the importance of oportunities for anonimity in a post 9-11 world.
Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to pr...
Iran: Book Censorship The Rule, Not The Exception
Sarkouhi, Faraj
2007
Censorship in Iran has intensified over the last two years, with many books appearing only in expunged versions, while others previously available have had subsequent print runs banned.
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israeli media forbidden to report case widely covered internationally
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders condemns an absurd court-ordered ban on Israeli media coverage of the case of Anat Kam, an online journalist and former soldier accused of leaking classified military informa...
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
2003
Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the...
Kazakhstan: RFE/RL website editor beaten unconscious in Almaty
Sources News Release
2009
Ermek Boltay, a young journalist who edits the website of Radio Free Europe/Radio Libertyâ##s Kazakh-language service, was beaten unconscious outside his home in Almaty on 18 January.
Legal decisions threaten press freedom
Minus Five
Diemer, Ulli
1979
Malaysian cartoonist faces sedition charges
Sources News Release
2010
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of Malaysian cartoonist Zulkifli Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, a contributor to the popular news site Malaysiakini and author of a new col...
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
2012
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
Media Freedom
You will be harrassed and detained
Adam, Brad
2007
This report analyzes how the Chinese government is failing to fulfill its commitments to respect the reporting freedom of foreign correspondents during the period of the temporary regulations and is i...
More than 3,500 petition Iran to free journalists, writers
Sources News Release
2010
More than 3,500 concerned people from around the world are petitioning Iran#s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, to immediately release dozens of journalists writers, and bloggers currently...
More websites blocked at government's behest
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders condemns the directive issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to Internet Service Providers instructing them to block access to 6 web pages on the grounds they a...
Nazeeha Saeed - Raising her voice for journalists in Bahrain
Devlin, Megan
2014
Nazeeha Saeed was detained and tortured for 13 hours while covering the 2011 uprisings in Bahrain along with her colleagues. She is now raising awareness for journalists in Bahrain.
New Crackdown on Media is Step Towards Authoritarism in Ethiopia, Says IFJ
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the appalling treatment of media by authorities in Ethiopia after a number of journalists and media workers were detained in the countr...
New online censorship campaign extinguishes last flicker of Olympic torch
Sources News Release
2009
China's campaign against 'Internet porn' is targetting political and human rights websites such as Amnesty International's. Bullog (http://www.bullog.cn), a political blog portal, has been inaccessibl...
New Yemeni press court sentences, bans journalists
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end the intensifying judicial and media campaign to silence critical journalists and eradicate press freedom.
Novel about Jewish-Palestinian love affair is barred from Israeli curriculum
2016
A novel about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man has been barred from Israel's high school curriculum, reportedly over concerns that it could encourage intermarriage between Je...
Onlinecensorship.org
Onlinecensorship.org seeks to encourage social media companies to operate with greater transparency and accountability toward their users as they make decisions that regulate speech. We're collecting ...
Our association recommends [censored]
2014
The CAJ recently sent a letter to the Treasury Board President (Tony Clement) on how the federal government can be more transparent and accountable.
Petition launched for release of two Burmese bloggers serving sentences of 20 and 59 years in prison
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt or or Zarganar, one of Burmaâ##s best known comedians.
Porn, Women’s Rights and the Left
A Response to Gail Dines
Barnett, Jerry
2014
I believe that government belongs in health, education, welfare, social services, environmental protection and transport; but I do not believe that it belongs in our bedrooms.
Prime Minister Harper - Keep working to free Fahmy
2014
The Canadian Association of Journalists condemns the conviction of Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist who served as Al Jazeera’s acting bureau chief in Cairo, to seven years in prison for terrorism-...
Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net, partners against online surveillance and censorship
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net have joined forces to create and maintain 250 additional relays for the Tor network.
Reporters Without Borders unveils first-ever 'Anti-Censorship Shelter'
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders today launched the world#s first #Anti-Censorship Shelter# in Paris for use by foreign journalists, bloggers and dissidents.
RSF alarmed by journalist's arrest on terrorism charges in Bahrain
Sources News Release
2016
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried by the terrorism charges brought against Mahmood Al Jazeeri, a journalist with the independent daily newspaper Al Wasat, who has been held for the past 11 da...
RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproport...
The Rushdie Affair
The Novel, the Ayatollah and the West
1990
This is an account of the controversy surrounding Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses. Following the novel's publication in London in 1988, the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issued an edict condemn...
Saturday Morning Censors
Television Regulation Before the V-chip
Hendershot, Heather
1998
Examines the history of adults' attempts to safeguard children from the violence, sexism, racism, and commercialism on television since the 1950s. By focusing on what censorship and regulation are and...
Scunthorpe problem
Wikipedia article
The Scunthorpe problem is the blocking of e-mails, forum posts or search results by a spam filter or search engine because their text contains a string of letters that are shared with an obscene word.
Seizure of AP phone records condemned as 'grave violation'
Sources News Release
2013
Reporters Without Borders regards the US Department of Justice's seizure of the records of thousands of Associated Press phone calls as an "extremely grave violation of freedom of information."
Self-censorship
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The act of censoring or classifying one's own work out of fear or deference to the sensibilities of others without an authority directly pressuring one to do so.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
Sources News Release
2014
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
Spiked: Fighting In-House Censorship When Media Managers Can't Handle The Truth
Lewis, Charles
2015
Working in mainstream print media can be very frustrating. Between the corporate and editorial red tape and censorship, it might be more worthwhile to become an independant journalist.
The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors
O'Brien, Danny
2011
The world’s worst online oppressors are using an array of tactics, some reflecting astonishing levels of sophistication, others reminiscent of old-school techniques. From China’s high-level malware at...
10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger
2009
CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have led to aggressive government repression. Burma leads the dishonor roll.
Thailand: Call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders joined by 31 other organisations in a call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom.
Thailand: With Censorship, Thais Turn to Websites and Foreign Media
Macan-Markar, Marwaan
2009
When the Thai government imposed an emergency law cracking down on rampaging red-shirted protesters on the streets of Bangkok, the military, in combat gear, was not its only weapon. The state#s censor...
Toronto's Citizen Lab uses forensics to fight online censors
Mahoney, Robert
2009
Citizen Lab's team of academics and students investigate in real time governments and companies that restrict what we see and hear on the Internet. They are also trying to help online journalists and ...
Turkey, enemy of the Internet?
Sources News Release
2014
The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum will be held in Istanbul from 2 to 5 September. Reporters Without Borders will be there to denounce the increasing violations of freedom of information in Turk...
Turkey's parliament approves even more Internet censorship and surveillance
Sources News Release
2014
Turkey: Government agency given more power to block websites and gather user data.
US and European companies jointly responsible for Internet censorship
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders has called for the need for legislation to allow US and European Internet companies operating in repressive countries to escape rules imposed on them by these governments.
Vietnam: Blogger's Arrest Alarms Free Speech Advocates
2009
Reporters Without Borders has condemned the arrest of Vietnamese pro-democracy blogger Nguyen Tien Trung on July 7 for allegedly engaging in anti-state activities.
Violence, arrests and censorship in all four corners of India
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of violence and censorship against the media in various parts of India in the past few weeks.
Web 2.0 versus Control 2.0
Morillon, Lucie; Julliard, Jean-François
2010
The fight for free access to information is being played out to an ever greater extent on the Internet. The emerging general trend is that a growing number of countries are attemptimg to tighten their...
When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence – The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia
Media Lens
2015
The Israeli government works hard to shut down academic conferences on Palestine.
When media bosses censor their own journalists
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders condemns the censorship of Suelte la lengua (Talk freely), a programme that Canal 6 TV has not broadcast since 15 May without any explanation from its CEO, Paul Misselem.
Why Facebook Failed Our Censorship Test
Maass, Dave
2015
If you click around Facebook's "Government Request Report," you'll notice that, for many countries, Facebook enumerates the number of "content restrictions" the company has fulfilled. This is a saniti...
Young bloggers jailed for over 2 months without charge
Six members of blogging group Zone 9 and three other journalists could could face terrorism charges in one of the world's deadliest countrie
Knezevic, Milana
2014
Six young social/political issues bloggers were jailed in Ethiopia, the worlds 3rd worst jailer for journalists, without charge.

From the Connexions Archives

Canadian Committee Against Customs Censorship
Organization profile published 1988
Organization
1988
Committee on Censorship for the Arts
Organization profile published 1986
Organization
1986
Index on Censorship
Serial Publication (Periodical)
One of the world's leading repositories of original, challenging, controversial and intelligent writing on free expression issues. Documents free expression abuses in scores of countries world wide.an...
PEN Centre
Organization profile published 1986
Organization
1986
Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...

Connexions Newsletter Connexions Facebook Page Connexions Twitter Page

Newsletter     Facebook   Twitter