On Censoring of Ted Talk
Do I or do I not have the right to tell my story?
This is the question I asked at my 2020 talk on Creativity in Protesting Islamic Fundamentalism at TedX Warwick’s Creativity within Crisis event. Ironically, my talk on the censorship of ex-Muslims was itself censored by TedX, first by its refusal to publish the talk due to ‘political content’ and then by publishing after public pressure but without any slides – and the addition of a trigger warning: ‘Some viewers may find elements of this talk to be distressing or objectionable.’
Copyright (c) 2022 Maryam Namazie
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal, providing it is not used for commercial purposes and any derivative work is shared with the same license.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).