Category Archives: Censorship

Culture, control and tightening censorship in Xi’s China


One of China’s most outspoken human rights lawyers has been charged with inciting ethnic hatred, the latest development in a politically motivated case that has drawn censure from the West,… Read more »

Cuba needs to be ‘more libre’


The U.S. and Cuba will hold another round of talks next week on May 21 to discuss the reopening of embassies in each other’s capitals as part of efforts to… Read more »

Iran’s Catch 22: regime struggles to balance ideology with realpolitik


Bellicose threats from the deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps provide telling confirmation of the regime’s “struggles to balance its anti-Western ideology with its regional ambitions more than three… Read more »

PC writers embarrass themselves with Charlie Hebdo PEN boycott


The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo – eight of whose staff and four others were killed in January when its offices in Paris were attacked by Islamist gunmen – received the… Read more »

‘Neo-appeasement’? No progress on restoring Cuba ties


The State Department cannot cite any progress on a key step in the Obama administration’s policy of restoring ties with the Cuban government: the opening of a U.S. Embassy in… Read more »