The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928)

“The film is so cryptic as to be almost meaningless. If there is a meaning, it is doubtless objectionable.”

British Board of Film Censors


The [1915] Sex Education Pamphlet That Sparked a Landmark Censorship Case


Book Burning (May 10, 1933)   …   Works by H.G. Wells, Einstein, Freud, Bertolt Brecht, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Alfred Kerr – among others – were thrown into fires in 34 University towns across Germany.







Maus 1 & 2 (2)

A school board banned ‘Maus.’ Now people are rushing to get their hands on it (31.01.2022)


Book Burning in the Name of Democracy   …   The entire print run of a highly critical account of Britain’s role in Afghanistan has been bought by the British Ministry of Defence and pulped. Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Real Story of Britain’s War in Afghanistan, by Toby Harnden has sold out to a single buyer bankrolled by the British taxpayer and committed to libricide.

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Censorship in Canada

China censors Thomas Piketty’s book that touches on nation’s growing inequality

Conrad Black: Our ailing academia | National Post

Banned Books Hot Property in Vietnam

Book on Gandhi Stirs Passion in India

Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1577- 1966

Misconduct allegations push psychology hero off his pedestal

Nobel Laureates in Literature:  Banned, Censored, or Exiled

New videos show Wuhan during earliest days of COVID outbreak | Censorship News | Al Jazeera

Records From Once-Secret Archive Offer New Clues Into Vatican Response To Holocaust

Sense of Humour Failure:  Censorship in Pakistan

Seduction of the Innocents and the Attack on Comic Books

The Censorship of William Shakespeare

The Evolution of Pornography Law in Canada

The Little Sisters Case


National Archives sorry for blurring anti-Trump signs in Women’s March photo

The Mario Tama photo of the Women’s March in January 2017. The Archives’ version featured a minimum of four anti-Trump signs that had been digitally altered placards. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Trump officials deleting mentions of ‘climate change’ from U.S. Geological Survey press releases …   “We show that for California, USA, the world’s fifth largest economy, over $150 billion of property equating to more than 6% of the state’s GDP and 600,000 people could be impacted by dynamic flooding by 2100,” the researchers wrote in the study.

Falun Gong, Steve Bannon And The Battle Over Internet Freedom Under Trump (April 14, 2021)

World expert in scientific misconduct faces legal action for challenging integrity of hydroxychloroquine study (May 22, 2021)

American Legion official who silenced speech about black history steps down (June 4, 2021)

Valedictorian Paxton Smith Gives Defiant Speech Against Texas’ New Abortion Law (June 3, 2021)

For CBC, a dog story is more important than Israel’s apartheid (June 15, 2021)

Prohibited photos from world’s most isolated country – Michal Huniewicz (19.07.2021)

High School Ripped News Pages Out Of A Yearbook By Student Journalists (August 21, 2021)

Scabby The Rat Wins Free Speech Rights As A Symbol Of Labor Protest (August 8, 2021)

Apple and Google accused of ‘political censorship’ over Alexei Navalny app (September 17, 2021)

Elizabeth May: Annamie Paul told me to stay silent. But now I must say something (October 3, 2021)

An open letter to Sally Rooney from Gaza (November, 2021)

Secrets of South Korea’s house of horrors hidden in Australia

US conservative parents push for book bans – and unintentionally make reading cool again (23.12.2021)

Former, current ministers won’t say who dropped residential school case against Catholic Church (19.12.2021)

‘No need’: Taliban dissolves Afghanistan election commission (25.12.2021)

Hong Kong universities remove more monuments marking Tiananmen (25.12.2021)

Congressional panel to investigate Trump’s removal of documents (10.02.2022)

What is Trump hiding? The Capitol riot-sized hole in White House call log (02.04.2022)

A library system announces a program to challenge the tide of book bans (27.04.2022)