Definition of self-censorship in English:


Line breaks: self-censor¦ship
Pronunciation: /sɛlfˈsɛnsəʃɪp


[mass noun]
The exercising of control over what one says and does, especially to avoid criticism: a climate of self-censorship, fear, and hypocrisy
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  • In general, European countries have strict laws against such abuse and Europe's mainstream media are in any case usually good at exercising self-censorship.
  • One of the most principled aspects of their decision was that political pressure on publishers to exercise a form of self-censorship should be resisted.
  • The administration is counting on the media to exercise self-censorship and curtail reports of US atrocities that are seen as inevitable.

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