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Throughout the country there was censorship and control of the domestic media. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994) Strict censorship ensures that any rumours of friction in the marriage disappear at once. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Press censorship has been relaxed and trade unions are now permitted. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many more want to press the censorship button. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Another catalyst has been a steady rise in press censorship. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is wholesale censorship on the internet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are no punitive taxes and no censorship of the internet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The question of internet censorship is one of the most complex of our age. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As the security chief he has overseen the imprisonment of dissidents and the strict imposition of censorship of the press. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Throughout the region, freedom of speech is in retreat and press censorship on the rise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There was press censorship, and satirical writings were burnt by the common hangman. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I accept that there should be some social censorship of the internet. Times, Sunday Times (2006)For the writers who already felt anguished about writing for the films, strict censorship was just another insult to be added to the list. Writers in Hollywood, 1915-51 (1990)It has, rightly, reported on the crushing of protests and internet censorship. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That's partly because there is little new writing of any kind for theatre, and also strict censorship. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has also curbed judicial independence, boosting the powers of the domestic intelligence agency, and tightening internet censorship. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The demand to restrict media freedom can then be presented as progressive, providing an apparently anti-capitalist excuse for censorship and control. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'censorship'
British English: censorship NOUN
Censorship is the censoring of books, plays, films, or reports, especially by government officials, because they are considered immoral or secret in some way.
The government today announced that press censorship was being lifted.
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