Censorship is still widely present in modern society. In many ways people can communicate through old and modern media. In some countries traditional media are being attacked by accusations of ‘fake news’. In other countries croonies of the powers buy media in order to silence them. Some countries prefer to silence modern media by restricting them and by restricting their population.
The Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has experienced censorship at first hand. In this article he writes about it.