An Egyptian scholar who studied Jewish history in an Arab society found self-censorship a difficult trap to escape.
In a collective act of self-censorship, many academics today willingly cede the university’s unconditional freedom to investigate all ideas.
Professors in Algeria have learned that it’s best to endorse the conventional wisdom and not ask new questions, a scholar says.
A new book argues that Arab social scientists limit their teaching and research through self-censorship, producing a “knowledge void.”
An Egyptian professor explains the complex motives behind her decision to limit her own freedom of expression.
Academic self-censorship not only hinders individuals’ intellectual output and creativity but comes at a cost to whole societies.