Since the 1980s, and even more noticeably since the nineties, the number of books banned by the political authorities has decreased.
The intervention of State authorities in charge of censorship is shrinking.
On the other hand, creators are obliged to face legal proceedings brought by associations or other types of lobby more frequently.
The right to privacy, image and name rights… are often cited, sometimes in a venal manner, by famous or anonymous citizens.
Debates on the conditions under which freedom of expression can be enjoyed remain polemic.
A certain privatisation of censorship and its ‘euphemization’ (Jean-Mathieu Méon) have not diminished the vital necessity of this collective asset, constantly under threat.