In 1766, Sweden became the first country to abolish censorship by law.
The People's Republic of China employs sophisticated censorship mechanisms, referred to as the Golden Shield Project, to monitor the internet.
For example, writer Eduardo Galeano was imprisoned and later was forced to flee.
His book Open Veins of Latin America was banned by the right-wing military government, not only in Uruguay, but also in Chile and Argentina.
Wieczór Wrocławia – Daily newspaper of Wrocław, People's Republic of Poland, March 20–21, 1981, with censor intervention on first and last pages—under the headlines "Co zdarzyło się w Bydgoszczy? ) and "Pogotowie strajkowe w całym kraju" (Country-wide strike alert).
The censor had removed a section regarding the strike alert; hence the workers in the printing house blanked out an official propaganda section.
When an individual such as an author or other creator engages in censorship of their own works or speech, it is referred to as self-censorship.
Direct censorship may or may not be legal, depending on the type, location, and content.
Some months later, this committee lifted the ban on Singapore Rebel.
Independent journalism did not exist in the Soviet Union until Mikhail Gorbachev became its leader; all reporting was directed by the Communist Party or related organizations.