Censorship Articles

The Cemetery of banned Books: Censorship in Kuwait

The Cemetery of banned Books: Censorship in Kuwait

As the staggering list of banned books in Kuwait becomes public, Esmee Samsworth discusses the impacts of censorship on literature and politics
Objects of Obsession: Sonia Boyce

Objects of Obsession: Sonia Boyce

Manchester Art Gallery host Sonia Boyce as part of the Objects of Obsession collaboration with the Royal Academy, revealing what object has influenced and obsessed her most
Profile: Petra Collins and imagined nostalgia

Profile: Petra Collins and imagined nostalgia

Liv Clarke identifies why Petra Collins’ hazy dreamscape photography has become so pertinent in our own female realities
Hylas and the Nymphs: more than meets the eye

Hylas and the Nymphs: more than meets the eye

Initiating a pertinent debate or a publicity stunt? Florrie Badley considers the implications of Manchester Art Gallery’s recent removal of a canonical Victorian painting

Manchester University accused of unprofessionalism and censorship

Majid Ahmed has been left scared for his future after being threatened with disciplinary action after taking his PhD tuition fee case public.

Banning online communities of misogynists is a good thing, here’s why

Sam Glover talks to members of the recently banned ‘Incel’ group, and argues that banning the community is the right move

Free speech needs to be protected at universities

Freedom of speech is under threat on university campuses, as students we should be defending it

The best way to counter PC culture is to speak your mind

Newspaper bans on campus is a minor issue. Free speech advocates ought to focus their attention on more worthwhile causes

Our freedom is in peril at the hands of online saboteurs

Censorship of more right-wing views on online platforms must be confronted if we are to properly engage in debate

City University students vote to ban the Sun, Mail and Express

The Students’ Union at City University, renowned as one of the top journalism schools, have passed a motion to ban newspapers in order to “oppose fascism”

Is the Student Union right to ban the Daily Star?

Has the SU gone too far? And if so, how can we tackle the objectification of women in such publications?

Response to SU apology

A reaction to the SU’s apology over a previous Opinion article to Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell

Editorial: Silenced by the university

The university forced The Mancunion to pull an interview with Nancy Rothwell from our first print edition of term by threatening legal action

Universities criticised for censoring freedom of speech

Julie Bindel has spoken out against the dangers of censorship which occurs at universities, with the University of Manchester being ranked by a survey as one of the worst offenders

Just another indie banned name

Pressure on Viet Cong to change their name has been successful. Less successful has been attempts to debate censorship in art, says Jacob Bernard-Banton

Hesitating to laugh

Jessica Chow-Lau examines the effect of political correctness and public backlash can have on the censorship of raw and cutting comedy

Censorship is the enemy of change

With a spate of high-profile attempts to censor media outlets, Ed John critically assesses our issue with the graphic truth

Banned Oxford magazine may “cause offence”

Satirical magazine ‘No Offence’ was banned from the Oxford Freshers’ Fair due to it controversial content

Update: Yiannopoulos also banned from censorship event

After barring Julie Bindel from a debate on censorship planned for mid-October, the Students’ Union have now told Milo Yiannopoulos that he is also prohibited from attending

“Transphobe” Julie Bindel banned from Free Speech debate

Bindel and Milo Yiannapoulos were invited to a debate titled “From liberation to censorship: Does modern feminism have a problem with free speech?”

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