Decisions about what music to ban at the SABC were inconsistent, and – what’s worse – random
Researcher delves into SABC censors’ logic – and lack thereof – during apartheid
Authoritarian systems reject challenges to themselves – yet just that is happening in Ukraine and Russia, China and Iran
Showmax’s ‘Sex in Afrikaans’ explores the continued taboo of representing sex in the Afrikaans language
The telecommunications giant has donated a further R800 000 to help the independent media stay afloat
Governments’ interruption of social media is censorship is a way to control the flow of information online and amounts to censorship
But some countries – such as Egypt – have cracked down on the social media app, which grew apace with the pandemic
The Films and Publications Amendment Act aims to protect citizens, but new technology requires that the regulations and guidelines are updated
The impacts of these infringements could last well beyond the life of the Covid-19 pandemic
If the coronavirus outbreak has taught us anything beyond the necessity of washing our hands, it is that its victim has been leadership
During the lockdown, artists must rethink their place in the system. Now is the chance to advocate and appreciate the human condition of being constantly and chaotically in flux
Only by demonstrating that it would perform better in office while building trust within the wider population can the opposition force improvements in the electoral system while also growing the party
From the US to Cameroon, from SA to South Sudan to Spain. Tracking down the people trying to take our site down took us all over the internet
The public, not private companies or governments, should limit dangerous digital deception
The case against Eduard Nikitin is part of a wider trend that has seen Russian authorities bring charges against people for innocuous posts
In the 1980s, the apartheid state imposed successive states of emergency, including censorship of the media
Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China’s draconian censorship rules
Whatever our private views, they cannot be the grounds on which to ban a work of art
Editors and journalists at renowned Newsweek were fired as the company that owns the magazine sought to suppress an exposé
China’s emerging hip hop subculture seemed destined to run afoul of the Communist Party, which has dramatically tightened its grip on free expression
The US’s Federal Communications Commission looks to end the 2015 Open Internet Order on Thursday. Here’s a guide to net neutrality and why it matters.
Zuma’s artful dodger may be beyond criminal accountability but the NPA, and its contradictions, is not.
Some political analysts believe individuals should be allowed to dissent freely in a political party while still upholding its values
"Censorship strategies include repression 2.0, masked political control and technology capture"
Regulating the internet and social media, as the ANC would like to do, would be overreach and inconsistent with the characteristics of a democracy.
Motsoeneng reiterated the broadcaster would not withdraw the decision, adding they will fight the issue in the Constitutional Court if they have to.
In a last-ditch bid to highlight their grievances, broadcast journalists are gambling with their jobs.
The group’s acting CEO is gone and one of its most popular DJs has just said bye Felicia. But what impact does this have? Ra’eesa Pather investigates.
The public broadcaster ought to be just that, but its new policies are infringing on our democracy, writes Glenda Daniels.
The Democratic Alliance accused the public broadcaster of censorship for delays in airing the party’s election campaign advertisements.
China has banned 120 singalong songs that are deemed immoral, to mixed responses from the public.
The mainland’s control of bookshops and media outlets has led to soft censorship and restrictions on what people can read in Hong Kong.