Human rights experts have expressed distress that the pandemic has increased attacks against free speech, LBGTQ+ rights, and peaceful assembly.
For his #shutupfor30days project, artist and activist Brother Nut used metal clasps, duct tape, and other props to physically seal his mouth during the entire month of June.
Leading up to the July 1 election — which would allow Vladimir Putin to remain president through 2036 — queer people have been disturbingly targeted.
Taylor Brandon commented under the museum’s Instagram post in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and said, “Having black people on your homepage/feed is not enough.” Artists and SFMOMA employees have spoken out in agreement.
The museum blames misunderstanding, but zine artists say tribal perspectives on oil and gas were silenced.
The app is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, which has been accused of censoring users for posting content about issues including the persecution of Uighur Muslims and Hong Kong.
Xie’s latest exhibition at Asia Society Museum grapples with the long history of book banning in his home country of China.
Graffiti artists collaborated to represent the military apparatus that executed thousands of poor farmers, youths, and other civilians. But dozens of military officials and police proceeded to cover the mural with white paint.
Just hours later, ironically, one of the participating artists, Micol Hebron, had her account suspended for posting a topless photo outside of Instagram headquarters.
A PEN America report on book regulations in prisons reveals that incarcerated people are being denied access to literature on race and civil rights, among other topics.
After an eight-year legal battle, the company has finally reached an agreement with Frédéric Durand-Baïssas. The social media giant will make an unspecified donation to a French street art association, Durand’s lawyer said.
Elżbieta Podlesna’s house was raided and she was charged with “offending religious sentiment” in the central Polish city of Płock.