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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]


Eleni Polymenopoulou

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 June 2022

Bill of rights — Censorship — Freedom of expression — Freedom of the press — Economic, social, and cultural rights

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1. Censorship is the most serious interference with freedom of expression. It may amount to the seizure and confiscation of cultural and intellectual products; the prohibition of screenings, exhibitions, and other public events; as well as the forceful closure of websites and other media platforms (see also freedom of the press; right to access to the media; regulation of the media). Censorship is usually imposed on specific outlets of intellectual, cultural, and artistic production of a state (including newspapers, televisions, and the web) and in extreme cases...
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