Administrators at two high schools in New Jersey have restricted student access to the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.
A US-based Chinese artist was forced to remove three paintings from a show in North Carolina to avoid “offending” patrons.
Markham Intermediate School in Staten Island, NY pulled Assassination Classroom, a best-selling manga comic by Yusei Matui, from library shelves after a parent complained about the book’s title and fictional superhero themes.
A library in Kansas is considering a second challenge to three widely-lauded LGBTQ books for youth.
New York’s El Museo del Barrio recently cancelled a retrospective of the work of Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. This cancellation is the latest example of art institutions cancelling or modifying shows in response to public pressure.
The Senate considers a bill expressing federal support for state and local anti-BDS laws.
On December 17th, Tumblr permanently banned adult content from its platform. Under the new community guidelines, any image that depicts sex acts, real-life human genitalia, or (with a few exceptions) female nipples will be hidden from public view. Despite the company’s claims, the new guidelines will not create a “better, more positive” Tumblr.
NCAC has joined with 17 other organizations in filing a brief with the US Supreme Court in the case of Prison Legal News v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections.
Former NCAC board member and leading First Amendment attorney Robert O’Neil leaves behind a legacy of inclusion and equal rights.
The PCLOB has now lacked a quorum for over 19 months, hamstringing its ability to function.
The University of Kentucky has unveiled a new site-specific public artwork by Philadelphia artist Karyn Olivier, commissioned in response to a heated controversy around a fresco that students said was traumatizing, creating a model for balancing conflict and tensions around campus art.
Removals of Alex Jones’s content from online platforms raise questions about content regulation, censorship and who chooses what we can see, and shine a harsh light on the challenges tech companies face in applying their own content guidelines.
A new study confirms that trigger warnings may do more harm than good.
In the wake of recent controversies, the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art is providing guidance to its members by endorsing NCAC’s Museum Best Practices for Managing Controversy.
NCAC has joined the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas in a letter to the University of Kansas (KU) strongly urging it to take a stand against censorship by restoring a public artwork that the university removed last week.
Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach separately pressured officials at the University of Kansas (KU) to remove an art display, threatening the free expression of the artist, curator and KU students.
Both The Hate U Give and All American Boys have been highly praised for their complex handling of stories centering on the intersections of racism and police violence, but local police are challenging the books’ inclusion on Waldo High School’s summer reading list.
NCAC has signed on to a statement authored by the Student Press Law Center in response to the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper and the targeting of journalists.
This year’s Youth Free Expression Program Film Contest asked filmmakers under 19 to create films that think broadly about protest, demonstration and change. After receiving hundreds of entries, we are delighted to share our 8 semi-finalist films.
Kick off summer with NCAC’s recommendations for books that amplify LGBTQ stories and voices, and that are frequently banned in schools!