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A canvas sans censorship and chains

The question of freedom in art has been debated much over the years. But how do we ensure that one man’s joy isn’t another’s regret?

Published on 28th January 2022
Ram Sampath

Artists are under immense pressure of censorship: Ram Sampath

 Music composer Ram Sampath, known for his offbeat tunes for films like Delhi Belly, Talaash and Raees, says artistes across the board are under immense pressure of censorship nowadays

Published on 5th August 2017
Amartya Sen

CBFC red flags Amartya documentary, filmmakers slam censorship

The documentary on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was refused a green signal by the Indian censor board over the use of words cow, Gujarat, Hindu India and Hindutva

Published on 12th July 2017

Denied censorship certificate, I Am Roshni releases on YouTube

After trying everything in the book to get a censor certificate, the makers had no choice but to release it on YouTube

Published on 27th January 2021
'Chikki Prisoners Layman' (2017) by Hasanul Isyraf Idris

Hasanul Isyraf Idris takes on censorship, sensitive issues in Malay context

A chat with Hasanul Isyraf Idris, hosted by Richard Koh Fine Art, at India Art Fair 2018. 

Published on 5th February 2018

Is Tandav row a fresh call for OTT censorship?

The Tandav row has once again brought to focus the debate over whether OTT content in India should be censored.

Published on 20th January 2021

Padmavati deferred: Filmmakers question freedom of expression

As the makers of Padmavati have announced to defer the release of the film from its December 1 date, a string of filmmakers have raised a question on a "culture of censorship on art"

Published on 20th November 2017

Rights watchdog slams new social media measures, censorship in Pakistan

The media have been subjected to growing censorship and pressure following the election of Prime Minister Imran Khan in 2018

Published on 15th February 2020
Workers dismantle signage for an NBA fan event in Shanghai, China (AP Photo)

TV show South Park, gaming studio get swept up in Chinese censorship fury

TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses swept into a growing debate over how to navigate China's censorship efforts.

Published on 8th October 2019

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