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Censorship has been a persistent practice throughout the history of humankind. By censorship, this entry refers to attempts to prevent someone from communicating something to someone else. Some members of the human race seem to prefer to limit the communication of other humans. Corporations attempt to limit negative publicity and communication about their products and services, a possible ethics violation. The same is true of individuals, governments, and nonprofit organizations.

The methods of censorship have changed over the years, as have the methods of communication. This entry examines censorship in nations across the globe, from ancient times through the present day.


There are nearly as many modes of censorship as there are types of things to censor. This entry considers five types of censorship: (1) speech, (2) ...

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