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Thomas Hardy and Censorship of His Works - Thomas Hardy and Censorship of His Works During the Victorian Era, writing served as an outlet to influence a changing society. Because the family and domestic life were integral parts of that society, much time was spent at home reading. These Victorian readers had been strongly affected by the political, economic, social, and religious changes that had been taking place. They rebelled against the growth that was taking place, blaming their problems on religious doubt, Darwin and the rise of science, class conflict, poverty, and industrialization....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Banishment Censorship of Twains Huckleberry Finn - Banishment Censorship of Twains Huckleberry Finn Banishment. The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, has received much criticism through the years. Yet Ernest Hemingway, among other great American writers, considers this work a great American classic. This novel addresses many social issues in the South before the Civil War, causing some critics to find it racist or degrading to the African American culture. For this reason, these critics often attempt to ban Huckleberry Finn, or at least censor it, taking it out of the teaching curriculum for junior high and high school students....   [tags: Essays Papers] 778 words
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The Communist Censorship and the Formation of the New Man - The Communist Censorship and the Formation of the New Man First published in 1999 at Nemira publishing house in the Politica collection, i may say that it is one of the first books that looks upon the instruments of opression and manipultion during the communist régime period in Romania. But what stroke me about Ficeac’s book was the multitude of examples of how the Communist Party very rapidly succeded in gaining control over all the forms of mass-information of that time. The study that Bogdan Ficeac makes is quite thoroughly, a proof of the hard work of collecting data that he had done....   [tags: Papers] 588 words
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Censorship - The Negative Consequences of Book Banning - The Negative Consequences of Book Banning If you were to ask a teacher what they thought the most important source of knowledge was they would probably answer: reading. When I think back to every classroom I sat in at school, I remember at least one poster on the wall promoting reading. Throughout my school years, teachers have pounded into my head how important it is to read. In high school I had a list of books that I was required to read over my summer break so that I would continuously be educated....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Reading and Censorship of the Harry Potter Novels - Reading and Censorship of the Harry Potter Novels J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, which have reached worldwide popularity have an effect on children has not been matched by any other book. The novels have encouraged children to read for entertainment instead of turning to television or video games. When a piece of literature inspires children as the Harry Potter novels do, limiting a child’s access to the novels seems ridiculous. Unfortunately, this is what is happening with Harry Potter....   [tags: Argumentative J.K. Rowling Potter Essays]
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Internet Censorship Essay - Censoring the Internet - Censoring the Internet        From music to television, censorship has played a major role in how the public is exposed to certain material. Now that our world is entering into a new technology era, the Internet is now in the middle of the censorship issue. Internet access is now one of the fastest ways to communicate with others, obtain information on virtually anything, and purchase items without having to leave your home. As more and more people get connected to this cyber superhighway, concern for the content of material has become a big issue....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Hustler - Censoring a Film about Censorship - [1] The People vs. Larry Flynt celebrates America for “being the strongest country in the world today only because we are the freest,” as Flynt once said. The problem is, that while the film triumphantly exhibits the (seemingly obvious) “evils of censorship,” it hypocritically censors out the most controversial parts. The film champions free speech yet is not able to visually depict the potentially harmful material that the First Amendment defends. The content in Flynt’s Hustler magazine absolutely, positively, requires the protection of the First Amendment....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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We Don't Need Internet Censorship - We Don't Need Internet Censorship Censorship is an extremely controversial issue. There have been hundreds of thousands of essays written about whether or not censorship on the Internet is right or wrong, but so far, no precise conclusion has surfaced. I've researched into the topic, but I haven't completely sided with one or the other. There are just good reasons against censorship. This essay briefly discusses some reasons why the Internet should be censored, but will then mainly focus on reasons why the Internet should not be censored....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Censorship in A Day No Pigs Would Die - Censorship in A Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Newton Peck was born in the late 1930’s in Vermont. Haven Peck, his father was a “quiet and gentle man whose work was killing pigs.” (dedication of novel). Peck grew up on a farm and worked as a lumberjack, in a paper mill, and in a slaughterhouse before he wrote his first book. He was first inspired to write by his first through sixth grade teacher, Miss Kelly, a well-loved lady who filled Peck with dreams about what he could do, if he wanted to....   [tags: essays research papers] 864 words
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Censorship - We Must Not Restrict Speech - We Must Not Restrict Speech Racism, sexism and homophobia is growing on college campuses around the country. In response, many universities have adopted policies that address bigotry by placing restrictions on speech. The alternative to such restrictions, many administrators argue, is to allow bigots to run rampant and to subject their targets to a loss of equal educational opportunity. The power of a university to eliminate bias on campus ultimately depends not on its ability to punish a racist speaker, but instead on the depth of its commitment to the principles of equality and education....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 612 words
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Censorship of Lois Lowry’s The Giver - Censorship of Lois Lowry’s The Giver Every year Kansas students in grades three through eight vote on their favorite of a list of literary works nominated for the William Allen White Award. This award, founded in 1952 honors "one of the state's most distinguished citizens" and journalists (Bogan). A selection committee comprised of representatives of several Kansas educational organizations such as the Department of Education and Association of Teachers of English pool nominations and eventually narrow them to a "master list" of about twenty books....   [tags: Lowry Giver Essays] 2060 words
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Censorship, Free Thought, Free Speech - "Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself." The basic rights guaranteed to Americans in the Bill of Rights is what holds the United States together. When Salman Rushdie wrote Guardian, he knew this. Unfortunately, the majority of congress and the President himself have forgotten the basic rights of Americans. When President William J. Clinton signed the Communications Decency Act that was proposed but the 104th Congress, he severely limited the rights of Americans on the Internet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1466 words
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The Banning of Certain Books in School Libraries/ Classrooms - People read books about dystopians all the time, you know those books that have everything possible go wrong. Books like The Hunger games, or Fahrenheit 451, Ect. Some people look at them as just stories, just fictional books. Those books are all about censorship and having the government controlling and watching your every move. What most people don't realize is that there is censorship happening right now, every time you send a text or make a phone call, the government can see/hear it....   [tags: censorship, school libraries, books]
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Analysis of Fahrenheit 451 a Novel by Ray Bradbury - In Ray Bradbury’s Novel Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury warns society against the dangers of censorship, anti social elements and technology. Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 in the age of the 50 year war known as the Cold War and his novel reflects the state that Communism would bring about should it reach a western country. His thoughts on Communism was reflected by how knowledge was treated in the novel which was that it would have never been preserved and interpersonal relationships between citizens would have been suppressed by mind destroying propaganda to create a robot state of unquestioningly loyalty....   [tags: censorship, dystopian society, warning]
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Freedom of Speech: The First Amendment - When the Constitution of the United States was ratified it mainly addressed the structure of the government with very few liberties for the individual. However, the states demanded a bill of rights that addressed the rights of the individuals as well. As a result, the Constitution began to adapt and change by adding amendments. Today the Bill of Rights still continues to change based on the will of the people and the judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court however, the core principles that our country was founded on has remained the same....   [tags: bill of rights, censorship]
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Government Propaganda and Self-Censorship in Radio Television in Hong Kong - Introduction Information technology has played a crucial role in the development of the radio industry. Technological advancement has brought about the diversification of the programme format of radio broadcast in late 1960s and the subsequent internet broadcast in 1994 (RTHK, 2008). With the improvements in the broadcasting and communication technology, new programme format, such as phone-in programme, emerged in the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) in 1969. In later years, the advancement of information technology has facilitated the establishment of RTHK website and applications for online programme broadcast and review....   [tags: technological advancements, phone]
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Self-Censorship - The stated research question of this study was “whether [Texas] SLMSs engage in self-censorship as part of the collection development process with regard to YA literature having content that significantly increases the probability the materials will be challenged” (Coley, 2002, para. 11). The concept being studied is self-censorship by School Library Media Specialists. The researcher’s nominal definition of self-censorship by media specialists is “the process by which a librarian chooses not to purchase a given book because of the item's potential for being challenged” (Coley, 2002, para....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Let the Students Speak: The Importance of Free Speech on College Campuses - ... Certain jokes or “inappropriate e-mails” are banned, and at times, the area where students are allowed to express themselves amount to a miniscule free speech zone, such as in the University of Cincinnati. Davidson College even prohibits students from asking other students out on dates. (“What Every Student Should Know Before Starting College”). Not only do these regulations violate the First Amendment and cause our Founding Fathers to roll in their graves, but they completely clash against the purpose of higher education: to nurture intellectual growth and discovery....   [tags: knowledge, censorship, constitution] 882 words
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America's Decline of Freedom of Speech - A Burmese comedian by the name of Zarganar was sentenced to 35 years for violating the Electronics Acts in 2008. Afterwards, Zarganar received an additional 14 years for supporting destructive acts against the state. Even though he was arrested and sentenced for violating the Electronics Acts and Video Acts, his only real crime was openly criticizing the Burmese government's handling of a past incident (Farrington 66). The Burmese government and others like it are the types of governments our nation's founders separated from and protested against....   [tags: Government, Rights, Censorship]
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Influence of the Chinese Communist Party Over State-Controlled Media and Internet Media - “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” (Luntz, cited in Scheufele and Tewksbury, 2007: 9). Introduction Agenda setting describes the ability of those in positions of power, such as the mass media and influential political leaders, to transfer salience to certain issues that they deem important, while pushing other issues that they deem less important to a lower priority and out of the public view. There is an abundance of literature on the agenda setting process, but it is mainly focused on agenda setting in the West....   [tags: Media Censorship in China]
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The Berlin Book Burning and the Beginning of the Nazi Regime - Leaders are always looking to demonstrate their power. They want to show the world that they are the ones in authority, that no one should cross their path or challenge their ideas. To do this leaders burn books that they want to efface from the minds of their followers. Book burnings are always a part of a massive turning point in history, either for good or bad. In most cases book burnings appear towards the beginning of the battle, to strengthen everyone’s opinion to be with or against whatever the leaders may be burning....   [tags: Demonstration of Power, Censorship]
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The Impact of The Internet in Your Daily Life - I. INTRODUCTION The influence of the electronic devices, multimedia and computers are the things that dealt with our daily life. Especially the internet that is now giving more importance to each and every one, by giving the newest outstanding media that surely will give the outmost future ahead of us. (Temmel) Internet as part of the history is the most important invention around the world which connects people thru phones, satellites and cables. People all over the world have access to it as it is everyday usage, and internet becomes globally real and in demand....   [tags: Media, Technology, Safety, Censorship]
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Banning Books in Schools - The practice of the censorship of books in schools has been prevalent due to the explicit content of them. Parents have been complaining to schools about books that count as required reading because they disapprove with the points made in the book. If a book consists of offensive or sexually explicit material, then parents would challenge the schools about them in order to prevent their children from reading them. Censorship in general has been an intensely debated issue because it is considered an infringement to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution while others argue it is used to conceal inappropriate things (Aliprandini and Sprague)....   [tags: censorship, required readings, creativity]
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Falsely Accused and Censored: Ozzy Osbourne and Gwar - By definition censorship is the suppression of words, ideas, and images that are deemed "offensive" by the general public. As in any form of media, such restrictions in music limit the artists right of free speech and the true artist value of his or her work. For instance, in the world of heavy metal, there are multiple lawsuits against Ozzy Osbourne and one major legal dispute against a band known as Gwar. Where both artists were both falsely censored by the law and wrongly accused by our society....   [tags: censorship, Ozzy Osbourne, Gwar,] 1304 words
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Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger - Holden Caulfield, J. D. Salinger’s protagonist in the novel “Catcher in the Rye”, is a seventeen year old experiencing that period of life between childhood and adulthood, often referred to as "years of teenage angst”. Caulfield says in the novel “You had to feel a little sorry for that crazy sonuvabitch”, which is exactly how I feel towards Holden (Salinger 39). The use of vulgar language and taboo subjects has made this novel a main concern in the censorship debate for over sixty years. Thankfully we have moved past the outright banning and destruction of literary works that challenge traditional views, protecting the freedom of one’s right to express their thoughts, opinions and imaginati...   [tags: holden caulfied, childhood, censorship]
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Ethical Concerns of Virtual Worlds Over The Internet - Virtual worlds are an environment played out over the internet. Virtual worlds are evolving more and more each year. In a virtual world users can live a “second” life over the web. This can lead to crimes in the real world due to disassociation. There are many other health concerns due to the excessive use of virtual worlds. Many users become addicted to these fantasy worlds. Virtual worlds have caused many social and economic issues that we will discuss below. A virtual world is an environment over the internet where users “live” and communicate with other users....   [tags: disassociation, online game, censorship]
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Helicopter Parents and Ignorant Actions - ... This is an intentional shock that Morrison uses to express that such racism and suppression of the male African American during these times has brought Cholly to this grotesque act. Lynn Scott explains that “The novel represents father–daughter incest as a consequence of the disempowerment of the black male, who because of racism is not able to fulfill the role of father. Morrison uses the incest story not to indict patriarchy, but to expose a system of racial othering in which the father is as much a victim as the daughter” (Bloom 97)....   [tags: censorship, education, racist]
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The Canadian War Measures Act - War Measures Act: The War Measures Act was a law passed in 1914 by the Canadian Government in Canada during WWI, amongst many others that the government had passed that allowed the government to take control of communications, establish censorship of transatlantic cables, and organize the militia (Bolotta, Angelo et al. 39). The War Measures Act itself allowed the government to: censor and suppress publications, writing, maps, plans, photographs, communications, and means of communication, arrest, detain, exclude, and deport persons, control harbours, ports, and territorial waters of Canada and the movements of vessels, control the transport of persons and things by land, air, or water contr...   [tags: censorship, human rights, history]
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Freedom of Expression: Students in Schools Lacking Some of their Fundamental Rights - As the Twin Towers were plummeting to the earth at 8:46 AM of September 11th, 2001, students all over the nation watched the whole catastrophe in their classrooms. Students and teachers cried while others watched in disbelief. Later, on March 19, 2003, President George W. Bush announced that the United States was going to invade Iraq. Eager students began to enlist in the armed forces and displayed their duties, by proudly wearing their military uniforms in school. Now what if a principal or teacher suspended them because they refused to display such a powerful message....   [tags: Censorship]
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Hitler's banning of All Quiet on the Western Front - Is it possible that an item as diminutive and seemingly unimportant as a novel could dig deep within one’s soul and create passionate feelings that are in juxtaposition with those described in the novel. Adolf Hitler portrayed this belief when he banned the selling of Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front just prior to WWII. The novel, written by a German soldier during WWI, detailed his account of the war including the horrors of trench warfare, the lack of nutrition, and the other daily struggles he and his fellow soldiers endured....   [tags: Censorship] 789 words
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To Show or Not to Show?...That Is The Question - When showing a movie that is based on a piece of literature to high school students, the person showing the movie should take in consideration of several aspects that affect the student. If the movie does more harm than good, it should not be shown for the good of the student. These aspects must be acknowledged especially when deciding if the 2007 movie version of Beowulf is acceptable to show to East Juniata high school seniors. Mr. Benner should not show this to the high school seniors because it does not follow the plot line as close as possible, parts of the movie can disgust some of the students, and it is possible that the movie could deride the actual poem....   [tags: Censorship]
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The United States Federal Government’s Censure of Scientific Information - “How and why is it that I do not describe my method for remaining underwater and how long I can remain there without coming up for air. I do not wish to divulge or publish this because of the evil nature of men, who might use it for murder on the sea-bed.” – Leonardo Da Vinci [1]. The process of scientific publication, through which new discoveries are presented to the scientific community and public, is a vital element of the search for knowledge. The methodical approach latent within scientific inquiry across disciplines is the key to innovation....   [tags: censorship] 2360 words
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A School Board's Control Over Teacher's Book Selections - The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Color Purple are three novels that are considered classics, and in some school districts these books and others could also be considered inappropriate. Within these school districts not only are the books regulated but also the teachers’ choices of such books. This regulation of teachers has been established throughout the years through court cases and within multiple school districts. Teachers’ book choices and lesson plans are regulated in result of representation of the government, allowing students a neutral learning environment and following the curriculum established within the school district....   [tags: Censorship]
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FCC Rules Are Effective Against Pornographic Programming - What makes sex so scandalous. Why is the American culture so ‘hush, hush’ about the friction in the sheets while the rest of the world exploits it. Regardless of what the world does, in general, this country desires to protect the youth from sex in television and radio. Some Americans feel furious when seeing or hearing sexual material and send complaints to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). While others either support the questionable material or feel indifferent towards it. The FCC has created guidelines of indecency and obscenity for broadcasters to use and to judge what content is aired....   [tags: Censorship]
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Government Must Not Censor The Arts -    Cultural historians often ask how the preoccupations of an era shape a society. And the best insights are revealed, not through the clarity of connection, the union of expression or the dominant ideology, but through the chaos and rupture caused by the dissenting voice. It is often when an artist is most at odds with his or her world, most subject to critical debate, that we glimpse the dominant values of society, giving way to the cultural conscience of the time. "One of the artist's and humanist's greatest value to a society is in the mirror of self-examination which they raise so that society can become aware of its short-comings as well as its strengths," stated the 1965 Senate Repo...   [tags: Censorship Essays]
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Off the Leash: Censoring the Internet - Did you check your Facebook today. How about your E-Mail. If not, you may be missing something even now. In today’s fast-paced world of instant information, if you aren’t on the internet, you’re almost certainly uninformed. Networks and the internet make up an alarmingly large part of our life. We get our news (both personal and public) via the internet, we talk to friends, shop for things, pay our bills… but how vast is the monster that does all of this. This question, along with many others, is essential in the debate that rages on today: censoring the net....   [tags: Censorship]
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It's Time to Stop the Censorship Music with Explicit Lyrics - It's Time to Stop the Censorship Music with Explicit Lyrics Music with explicit lyrics or content started having black and white parental advisories on them in 1994 (http://www.riaa.org/Parents-Advisory-4.cfm). Are these labels necessary. Is controversial music molding our society and causing teenagers to turn to drugs. Is censorship necessary to protect the youth of our nation. Generally, younger people are against censorship on this issue. Music is an outlet and even an anti-drug for many teens; however, parents and society feel differently....   [tags: Music Parental Advisory]
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China's Golden Shield Project - The Golden Shield Project, colloquially known as the “Great Firewall of China”, is the Chinese government’s Internet surveillance and censorship campaign. OpenNet Initiative, a professional collaboration between the Cambridge Security Program, University of Toronto Citizen Lab, and Harvard Law School, declared the Firewall to be the most sophisticated content-filtering intranet regime in the world (Punyakumpol). The Ministry of Public Security, China’s principle security authority, initiated, developed, and operates the intranet project, policing both online and by human force....   [tags: Internet Censorship, Access to Information]
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Music Censorship and the Taking Away of Our Rights - Music Censorship and the Taking Away of Our Rights Throughout the history of our great nation, we have fought to keep our society as clean as possible. Yet, we have also made strong efforts to make our lives as fair and just as possible by giving ourselves freedom. Such freedoms are brought to us through laws and amendments made by our early leaders in hopes that our rights will not be infringed upon. Music censorship is a topic that has found itself conflicting with these two facts. While the censorship of music is an attempt to rid the world of "the bad", it is also an area that violates the first amendment right of freedom of speech....   [tags: Papers] 1756 words
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Freedom both Digital and Literal - With recent events such as the Megaupload shutdown and occupy protests around the globe, the internet and its current state has been receiving much attention. The internet has become an integral part of our lives, link people overseas, transmitting ideas, and propelling innovation. Because of this, governments and service providers should not regulate, restrict, or censor the internet. The Internet we know today serves as a medium for our entertainment, communication, and commercial needs. It is something many of us have come to take for granted....   [tags: Censorship]
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Freedom of Expression and Rap Music - Missing Works Cited Many issues have come up regarding what rights and actions are protected under the First Amendment. Rap music should not be restricted on the television despite much controversy over the idea. Bok says that some acts cause debates, although people may disagree with it doesn't mean it should be taken away. There should be no restrictions held against playing of rap music. Music that we listen to constructs the sound track of our lives. The number one killer in creative speech is censorship....   [tags: Music Censorship] 1126 words
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Banning Books in Schools - School boards and teachers have a responsibility for protecting the minds of their students and covering age appropriate material. However, does this responsibility cover the extreme act of banning books from school classrooms. Does not the teacher have a duty to introduce to their students world issues in order to better the students ability to cope with problems in the world. How does a school decide which books should be banned from the classroom, and should it be left up to the teacher to decide what is decided in his/her classroom....   [tags: Censorship In Public Schools]
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The Protection of Pornography in Canada - Introduction During the 1950's there was a social movement against the pornography industry in Canada. Religious and Feminist groups were concerned about the harmful effects regarding the danger and degradation of women. The opposition to this movement was that pornography was a freedom of expression and sexual orientation. This brought about many political debates and controversies about what is ethically right and what is a personal freedom. This created many problems for the Canadian government on how to legislate pornography and up hold the Common Rights of Canada....   [tags: Media Censorship] 1878 words
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America Must Censor Internet Pornography - Since their founding, computers and the Internet have become a tool that nearly every man, woman, and child in the World have been able to use. E-mail has become one of the Worlds fastest growing ways of communication and the Internet has become one, if not the largest source of information available today. You can find just about everything you wanted to know about anything with the stroke of a few keys on the keyboard. However, along with these positive aspects of the Internet, there lies much negativity surrounding the internet and its use....   [tags: Pornography Censorship]
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The Government Should NOT Censor Pornography - Very few of us are strangers to pornography. Definitions and opinions aside, in each of our lives there was a moment when we first encountered that particular book or image or movie which forever skewed our conventional view of sex. After our introduction to pornography, sex just didn't seem as clean, serious or sacred. It became clumsy, juvenile, or simply laughable. I first became an acquaintance of pornography at the age of thirteen during a summer visit to my uncle's bachelor bungalow. In the bottom drawer of an old chest I found some moldy old copies of Hustler Magazine....   [tags: Pornography Censorship]
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Speak Your Mind: The Censorship Controversy In American Culture - On a rainy morning in Detroit, Michigan, a twenty-something year old man by the name of Marshall Mathers awakes to hear a pounding on his front door. After muttering a few obscene phrases, he rolls out of bed and stumbles to his front door. However, instead of facing another autograph seeker, the rapper best known by his alias Eminem (or the real Slim Shady) is face to face with two police officers. “Mr. Mathers,” one says, “we’re here to serve you with an arrest warrant. You have subjected much of America’s population to obscenity, homophobic comments, sexism, and racism, and frankly, it offends many people....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Studies in Contemporary Literature: Free Speech - Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined as determined by the government, media outlet, or other controlling bodies (Wikipedia, 1). This can be done by governments and private organizations or by individuals who engage in self-censorship which is the act of censoring or classifying one’s own work like blog, books, films, or other means of expression, out of the fear of, or deference to, the sensibilities of others, without overt pressure from any specific party or institution of authority....   [tags: censorship, speech suppression, free speech] 1632 words
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Television and Media - Censorship of TV Violence Not Necessary - Censorship of TV Violence Not Necessary   Censorship of televised media often begins as a result of the concern many adults show over what their children watch. Children begin watching television at an early age, and they are usually lifetime viewers by the time they are two to three years old. There is usually a steady increase in the amount of television watched during a persons' childhood. This is followed by a decline during adolescence. What is more of a concern to the American people, however, is the amount of violence depicted on the television screen....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Irving Kristol's Pornograpy, Obscenity, and hte Case for Censorship - Irving Kristol's Pornograpy, Obscenity, and hte Case for Censorship After reading Irving Kristol’s essay called Pornography, Obscenity, and the Case for Censorship, we found positive and negative examples concluding his research. Kristol makes major claims throughout the course of his essay. A few examples of these major claims are in paragraphs [7-9] when he uses a story about an old man in a hospital ward, dying an agonizing death. The old man loses control of his bowels, and they empty themselves on him....   [tags: Critique Kristol Essays]
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Internet and Politics - Despotic Regimes and Internet Censorship - The Internet is impossible to censor, right. Not if you are a despotic regime throwing all your resources into it. You won't stop everyone and everything, but if the aim is to prevent enough citizens from getting free speech to topple your regime, then you can succeed. For a start, people can't access the Internet using just brainwaves. They need a computer connected to a wired or wireless phone line. Stopping someone getting access to that, and you stop their Internet. Most countries ruled by authoritarian regimes are poor and have low telephone penetration....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 750 words
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Public Libraries Must Censor Internet Pornography - Imagine yourself to be a typical parent in this century. With very little time on your hands, your schedule is jammed tight: meals to fix, kids to get ready to school, getting yourself ready, a job to go to, pick up the kids, bills to pay, food to buy, etc. On one particular day, one of your children notifies you that once again they are going to the library to finish a school paper. No harm in that right. However, perhaps you would think differently if you knew your child wasn’t going to the library to merely finish his report, but to also look at pornography he had been introduced to on the internet....   [tags: Library Censorship, Censoring]
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Free Speech, Censorship, and Self Determination Issues in Protests against the Chinese Government - Free Speech, Censorship, and Self Determination Issues in Protests against the Chinese Government Introduction As a Chinese American, I have long admired the African American culture that spawned the civil rights movement. Here was a people buffeted by a history of discrimination that asserted its equal rights as men and women. Whether advocating nonviolence and integration or separation and violence if necessary, these men and women used and asserted their freedom of speech on the streets, in writings, and on the airwaves....   [tags: China Government Research Politics Papers]
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Self-censorship - Self-censorship During the time of my life age zero to six, I watched television. I listened to music. I watched movies. From a stroller, my mother would push me around the grocery store as she shopped. I would read various signs posted around the store. “Frozen.” “Watermelon.” “Pasta.” Where did I learn to read. Not from books, teachers, or educational toys. I learned to read from a daily diet of “Sesame Street” and “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” Individuals who blame media for the downfall of society are shortsighted....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Freedom of Cyber-Speech - Freedom of Cyber-Speech        Freedom of speech has always been an important issue in American society.  With the advent of the Internet as a high-speed communication device, this issue has become even more prominent in recent years.  This paper will explore the issue of whether the Internet should be censored. Additionally, it will investigate possible methods for undertaking this censorship.               Since 1787, the Constitution has been integral part of American society.  The First Amendment to the Constitution, passed in 1791, reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speec...   [tags: Internet Censorship Essay]
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Life Controlled by Media Results in False Knowledge - Life Controlled by Media Results in False Knowledge Fahrenheit 451 is a novel where the society eliminates unhappiness. The fire department starts fire instead of putting it out, because they burn books. The author is trying to show that life prohibited by community results in false knowledge of ourselves. Not everyone feels that way. So, some people go against the law and read books. Ray Bradbury shows the readers that there is always something wrong with perfect society. The society dislikes books because it makes them unhappy....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451 Novels Censorship Essays] 537 words
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Rap And Censorship - The beginnings of rap are believed to based on African rhythms which were used as a form of communication by the native peoples. The lyrical component of rap music is thought to have been greatly influenced by Cab Calloway with his repetitive chants and scats, along with his call-and-response technique with the audience. Rap evolved and gained in popularity in the 1960's when a few revolutionary "DJ's," including Kool DJ Herc, DJ Lovebug Starski, and DJ Hollywood, began to work block parties in the Bronx....   [tags: essays research papers] 2115 words
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Government Censorship - The government should not control the content of television shows and limit the amount of weekly violence shown. The responsibility of controlling the viewing of television shows expressing acts of violence should specifically be in the hands of parents. Parents are becoming too reliant upon governmental provisions with respect to raising their children and television violence is becoming an excuse for criminal acts. Children, especially younger children, are impressionable, but with proper guidance from a parental source in regards to television viewing, kids are not likely to act out violent television images....   [tags: essays research papers] 426 words
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Free Speech - Free Speech “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” These words were spoken by Benjamin Franklin, one of our nation’s founding fathers, when the United States was still a newly independent country. Free speech, which is defined as the right to express any opinion in public without censorship or restraint by the government, is a subject that is still present in the minds of many people today. At one extreme of the spectrum is a group of folks that do not care the slightest bit about free speech issues and at another end is a group of people who will vehemently fight to protect their right to free speech....   [tags: Liberty Rights Papers Internet Censorship] 2104 words
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