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The worst evil is - and that's the product of censorship - is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself.
Milos Forman

Meaning of "self-censorship" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-CENSORSHIP

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-CENSORSHIP

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Censorship is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SELF-CENSORSHIP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Self-censorship

Self-censorship is the act of censoring or classifying one's own work (blog, book(s), film(s), or other means of expression), out of fear of, or deference to, the sensibilities of others, without overt pressure from any specific party or institution of authority. Self-censorship is often practiced by film producers, film directors, publishers, news anchors, journalists, musicians, and other kinds of authors. In authoritarian countries, creators of artworks may remove material that their government might find controversial for fear of sanction by their governments. In pluralistic capitalist countries, repressive judicial lawmaking can also cause widespread "rivercrabbing" of Western media. Self-censorship can also occur in order to conform to the expectations of the market. For example, the editor of a periodical may consciously or unconsciously avoid topics that will anger advertisers, customers, or the owners in order to protect her or his livelihood either directly (i.e., fear of losing his job) or indirectly (e.g., a belief that a book will be more profitable if it does not contain offensive material). This phenomenon is referred to as soft censorship.

Definition of self-censorship in the English dictionary

The definition of self-censorship in the dictionary is the regulation of a group's actions and statements by its own members rather than an external agency.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-CENSORSHIP

self-catering
self-centered
self-centeredly
self-centeredness
self-centred
self-centredly
self-centredness
self-certification
self-cleaning
self-closing
self-colored
self-coloured
self-command
self-compatibility
self-compatible
self-composed
self-composure
self-conceit
self-conceited
self-concept

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-CENSORSHIP

authorship
censorship
dealership
dictatorship
entrepreneurship
home ownership
leadership
membership
mentorship
ownership
partnership
place of worship
premiership
proprietorship
readership
relationship
scholarship
sponsorship
starship
warship
worship

Synonyms and antonyms of self-censorship in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «self-censorship» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-CENSORSHIP

Find out the translation of self-censorship to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-censorship from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-censorship» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自我审查
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autocensura
570 millions of speakers

English

self-censorship
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वयं सेंसरशिप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرقابة الذاتية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самоцензура
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autocensura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্ম-সেন্সরশিপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

l´autocensure
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penapisan sendiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Selbstzensur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自己検閲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자기 검열
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyegah dhewe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự kiểm duyệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுய தணிக்கையை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत: ची सेन्सॉरशिप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

otosansür
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autocensura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

autocenzury
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самоцензура
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

auto-cenzura
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτο - λογοκρισία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self- sensuur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självcensur
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvsensur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-censorship

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-CENSORSHIP»

The term «self-censorship» is regularly used and occupies the 71.129 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-CENSORSHIP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-censorship

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2 QUOTES WITH «SELF-CENSORSHIP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word self-censorship.
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Julian Assange
I saw that publishing all over the world was deeply constrained by self-censorship, economics and political censorship, while the military-industrial complex was growing at a tremendous rate, and the amount of information that it was collecting about all of us vastly exceeded the public imagination.
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Milos Forman
The worst evil is - and that's the product of censorship - is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-CENSORSHIP»

Discover the use of self-censorship in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-censorship and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Self-censorship and the Struggle for Press Freedom in Hong Kong
This work asks: What does self-censorship mean to Hong Kong at the time of political and historical juncture?
Anne S. Y. Cheung, 2003
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British Modernism and Censorship
Indeed, the revisions to "Jenny" in particular demonstrate that self- censorship can be a means of achieving personal and aesthetic goals - that, as a practice, self-censorship is not merely repressive but can be productive. To come to such a  ...
Celia Marshik, 2006
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Censorship in Canadian Literature
Taken together, the arguments I have been making about censorship lay the foundations for my claim that self-censorship is a form of censorship not unlike the others I have been discussing. Some of the examples I have used - when I refrain ...
Mark Cohen, 2001
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Interpreting Censorship in Canada
If we are led to call this self-censorship the term would have a very broad meaning, perhaps one without a significant role to play in discussions relating to freedom, democracy, and the media. Can the term 'self-censorship' be defined so as to ...
Allan C. Hutchinson, Klaus Petersen, 1999
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Theatre Censorship in Honecker's Germany: From Volker Braun ...
In the theatrical context, the working out of the relationship between self- censorship and participation in the theatre had different outcomes. The urge to write, imbued with the desire to acquire and reveal insights into the human condition, ...
Barrie Baker, 2007
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Dark Designs and Visual Culture
Censorship and Self-Censorship I have been called many things for many reasons, but to be called a "critic/ scholar" sounds so wonderful and noble, despite the fact that it describes something rather uncomfortable, awkward, and sometimes ...
Michele Wallace, 2004
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Deciding What's News: A Study of CBS Evening News, NBC ...
To this day, only Paley knows whether and how much his decision was influenced by White House pressure.1 Censorship and self-censorship are difficult both to define and identify. Journalists generally define censorship as killing or altering ...
Herbert J. Gans, 1979
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Soviet Secrecy and Non-secrecy
If self-censorship were ineffective, direct prohibition would be substituted. This, of course, does not mean that self-censorship will be exactly the same in other respects as imposed censorship. Consistency is likely to be less, to the extent that ...
Raymond Hutchings, 1988
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Media and Politics in Post-Handover Hong Kong
boundary testers further ensured the apparent robustness of press freedom, even though self-censorship remained a recurrent concern. From Self-censorship to Cultural Co-orientation As stated earlier, media self-censorship has long been ...
Joseph M. Chan, Francis L.F. Lee, 2013
10
Censorship and Conflict in Seventeenth-century England: The ...
"Examines censorship in seventeenth-century England.
Randy Robertson, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-CENSORSHIP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-censorship is used in the context of the following news items.
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Some myths about self-censorship and threats to press freedom
Self-censorship I have never understood quite what this means. It implies that the journalists in question are in fear of an official censor and delete sensitive text ... «South China Morning Post, May 15»
2
Chinese Government Threatens Sina Over Poor Self-Censorship
Along with a massive team of government employees, self-censorship by online operators is a major plank of China's control of the Internet within its own ... «Variety, Apr 15»
3
How Self-Censorship Is Ruining Game of Thrones and Other TV …
If you're a fan of English language television, then the new shows you're watching are mostly coming from America. The problem is that what's acceptable to a ... «NDTV, Apr 15»
4
Public debate warns of self-censorship in the arts
Artistic institutions in Britain are increasingly self-censoring subversive material to secure funding and avoid protests, according to a panel of arts grandees. «The Independent, Mar 15»
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Self-censorship and a left in denial
'Nigel Farage is a convenient pantomime villain, providing an easy, safe target for the self-righteous,' says Jill Rooney. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian. «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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China: Self-Censorship Displaces Western Threats
On February 9, the New York Times published an article, titled “China Tells Schools to Suppress Western Ideas.” The article cites the theory of the China's ... «The Diplomat, Mar 15»
7
ABC self-censorship over Gillian Triggs blatant
WHAT we are seeing from the ABC on the Gillian Triggs affair amounts to one of the most blatant and wilful examples of media self-censorship in living memory. «The Australian, Mar 15»
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Thousands sign petition for free speech amid climate of self
“The atmosphere of self-censorship and criticism of the government's critics is to be expected, given Abe's political direction, which includes the creation of a ... «The Japan Times, Feb 15»
9
Why Self-Censorship of Controversial Artwork is Wrong
Following the shocking events of the massacres and sieges in Paris, a debate has raged over whether or not to publish images of the prophet Muhammad for ... «artnet News, Jan 15»
10
Self-censorship is biggest threat to free speech in Japan
Is Japan a nation of free speech? How much freedom of expression do people enjoy in this country? These questions have gained great public attention recently ... «The Japan Times, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Self-Censorship [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/self-censorship>. Apr 2020 ».
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