Censorship restricts what the public can see, read, hear and know. It happens when some people succeed in imposing their political or moral values on others by suppressing words, images, or ideas to which they object
Why It Matters
Freedom of expression rights are fragile and endangered by efforts of governments, special interest groups or individuals to impose their viewpoints by blocking access to that which they do not approve.
The Centre for Free Expression upholds the freedom of the public to read, to hear, to see, to know and to think for themselves. We monitor censorship in Canada, and, through public education and advocacy, we promote free expression.
Upcoming Event: CFE Film Series: This is Not a Film
This Is Not A Film
Iran - Jafar Panahi
When Johnny Eric Williams used controversial racially-charged language on social media to draw attention to systemic racism, he faced death threats and was suspended by Trinity College.
Debate around free expression today is fraught with confusion about true intentions and genuine meanings.
By John Degen
Past Event: CFE Film Series: Good Night, and Good Luck
Good Night, and Good Luck
USA - George Clooney
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