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Definition of "self-censorship" []

  • The act of censoring one's own work or what one says without overt pressure from any specific party or institution of authority, often for fear of sanctions. (noun)

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Use "self-censorship" in a sentence
  • "Prominent newspapers such as Reforma and La Jornada chose not to sign the agreement, and some media figures such as columnist and author Guadalupe Loaeza say they won't be bound by what she calls "self-censorship.""
  • "That was Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards in 2004-9; that was what they call in the US "responsibility" or "restraint", or what we might call self-censorship or cronyism."
  • "In 1930 the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, better known as the Hays Office after its chairman, Will Hays, issued a code of self-censorship for the industry."