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The History of Media Ownership - The History of Media Ownership The process of homogenization of the industrial sectors during the 20th century didn't spare the media sector. In fact, it has become common nowadays to find important industrials in charge of media groups. We have entered the era of new “Press Barons” (Curran, 2011) and the consequence of this oligarchic tendency of democracy applied to media streams is that the message transmitted in the press or radio is not politically or economically neutral (Halimi, 2005)....   [tags: media, public sphere, power]
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How Terrorist Organization Exploit Media Coverage - Terrorist organizations use a variety of ways to promote their propaganda and strike fear into the society. Among one of the most effective avenues that terrorist organizations use to promote their cause and strike terror across the globe is use of media. Immediately, one would ask, “wouldn’t success for terrorist organizations be based on the amount of casualties that their mission generated as opposed to media coverage. Actually, the reverse is true, terrorists and their organizations thrive on the media coverage that their operations generates because of the ‘benefits’ that are associated with it....   [tags: Terrorism, Media] 2036 words
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Protecting Our Ethics: The Choice Between Freedom and Morality - Protect Our Ethics: The Choice between Freedom and Morality The United States is guided by strict, moral laws that attempt to keep America ethical in nature; however, the laws concerning censorship are not as strict as some citizens would like them to be. Some people do not know how censorship can help society, but “it is the restriction, absolute or merely to some part of the population, by the proper political authorities, of intellectual, literary, or artistic material in any formant” (Free), which can help keep provocative images to a minimum....   [tags: Censorship]
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The True Necessity of Ratings - It was our second day on our honeymoon in Europe, my wife and I had nothing planned for the day except relaxation from the abundant nonsense of planning a wedding. Our cloths were unpacked; we had ordered breakfast and had our first official cigarette and cup of coffee of the day. After having a 30 minute discussion as to what we should do for the day we decided on staying in our hotel enjoying each other’s company and watching the good ol’ boob tube. Luckily the only thing on, in English, happened to be my favorite movie, Taken....   [tags: Censorship]
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Censorship in the US - “While most teenagers (60 percent) spend on average 20 hours per week in front of television and computer screens, a third spend closer to 40 hours per week, and about 7 percent are exposed to more than 50 hours of 'screen-time' per week”(Many Teens Spend). Many parents agree that they would rather not have their children view indecencies on the Internet and television, and the government should control the obscenities on the Internet. Others believe that it is the parent’s responsibility to control and censor what their children are watching on the Internet and television....   [tags: Government ]
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The Role of Censorship - Censorship plays a huge role in today’s society. Censorship effects society in excellent ways by putting a blind fold on certain types of media, language, and other social values that should not be seen by all humans. Censorship is known to many as being listed under the category of moral. Censorship is moral, because it bans certain books from schools that should be banned, it helps parents keep their children from material they should not be in acquaintance with, and is politically correct for society and students due to its ethical values....   [tags: Benefits, Book Banishment, Schools]
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The Effects of Censorship - ... Journalists in Indonesia is having a lot of pressure from the government to self-censor what they are saying (Tapsell). The government pressures the journalists to watch what they say or write about or who knows what the government would do to them if they let something slip through them and out to the public. If they are self-censoring the journalists then they are not doing their jobs of getting the news to the public and telling them what they need to hear. The public cannot be kept in silence for so long, someone will start asking questions and when they do find the answers then it will not be a secret anymore and everyone will know about it....   [tags: oppressive, counter-productive act]
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The Affect of Censorship - ... Roughly sixty percent of all online websites are pornography sites that children are able to connect to without adult supervision. Censorship needs to be used for these types of things in order to protect children from seeing things that may confuse them at such a young age (“Internet filtering…”). Video games are another source for children see violence and sexual content. While there are ratings on the video games, they are still fairly easy to obtain as long as someone over the age limit can obtain it for the children....   [tags: influence of hip hop on young children]
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An Examination of Censorship - Censorship is the verb conversion of the word censor – “an official [being or “department”] who examines books, plays, news reports, radio and television programs, motion pictures, letters, etc, for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military or other, grounds” (“Censoring | Define Censoring at Dictionary.com”). In certain cases, censorship is beneficial to the general public, but often times can cross into the realm of marring human rights. Censorship is an age old concept derived from the mighty Roman Empire....   [tags: Expository, Informative]
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Censorship in the United States - Censorship on Television Censorship on television in the United States has been an issue ever since the television was invented. The public holds a variety of stances on the topic, and no matter what law is ever passed regarding censorship, it will never suit the needs of everyone. Some believe that censorship violates individual rights in the law, and others believe that censorship should be available through members in the family, not the government. On the other hand, some people strive to maintain government regulation of censorship....   [tags: Censorship America TV Television] 1271 words
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Media Self-Regulation in South Africa - The Self-Regulatory System in South Africa There is always need for self-regulation. It is key to a democracy, media that controls and evaluates themselves means that there is no censorship from the government. The problem arises in the fact that because they regulate themselves; the councils put in place to regulate the media may be lenient towards the media. And also, because media are first and foremost corporations they are most likely to be self-serving rather than self-deprecating. Another important problem that arises in the debate of media self-regulation is marginalization of the poor....   [tags: Media, Public Discourse, Free Speech]
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Censorship in Schools - Censorship in Schools There has recently been a renewed interest and passion in the issue of censorship. In the realm of the censorship of books in schools alone, several hundred cases have surfaced each year for nearly the past decade. Controversies over which books to include in the high school English curriculum present a clash of values between teachers, school systems, and parents over what is appropriate for and meaningful to students. It is important to strike a balance between English that is meaningful to students by relating to their lives and representing diversity and satisfying worries about the appropriateness of what is read....   [tags: Censorship Censoring Literature Books Essays]
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Democracy and Media Ownership - The press has historically hoisted accountability upon the people in power; it spread new ideas that allowed the repressed and controlled to realize freedom, and has continually been a bringer of transparency in government. American democracy was a direct result of the press; printers used the press to unify the country under propaganda of a single enemy. Yet, the traditional press is being commercialized, corporatized, and increasingly bent to the will of a select few. Meanwhile, a new press is rising from the disparity and demand of the citizenry....   [tags: Media]
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Global Look at Internet Censorship - Global Look at Internet Censorship Introduction Many Americans take for granted the freedom that living in the United States allows us. As we go through our days, we whine about our bosses, the governor’s latest political agenda, or read commentary about how the war in Iraq is morally wrong. Whether we are sending e-mail, posting on message boards, or reading the news online, we are guaranteed the same freedom of self expression that we enjoy offline. In other countries, the mere act of accessing websites that criticize the government is an offense that can land you in prison....   [tags: Internet Censoring Censorship Cyberspace Essays]
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Is Censorship Fair? - Is Censorship Fair The First Amendment grants Americans the right to have freedom of speech. Censorship is not fair although it may protect “morals” that some people may have censorship still causes us to miss important things when it comes to news broadcasts and other media updates. The basic foundation of democracy is the first Amendments promise of freedom of expression. This is basic freedom and the idea should be practiced not preserved. What is censorship. Censorship is the practice of officially examining forms of entertainment and suppressing unacceptable parts....   [tags: first ammendment, freedom of expression]
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The Media's Role in Terrorism - “If the media were not there to report terrorist acts and to explain their political and social significance...terrorism as such would cease to exist” said John O'Sullivan, an editor of the Times of London.1 This is also the way many other people feel about the recent increase in terrorist activity; they feel that the media is causing it. The media is doing this by fulfilling the terrorists' need for publicity.2 Terrorists need media publicity in order to get their views spread to the public.3 Because of this need for publicity, terrorists are committing their acts of terrorism in areas where a lot of publicity will be gained; the United States and Western Europe are the most recent targets...   [tags: Terrorism and the Media]
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The Fight Against Censorship: People's Communication Charter - The People's Communication Charter is an initiative of the Third World Network (Penang, Malaysia) and the Centre for Communication & Human Rights (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Basic to the initiative is the observation that across the world people face pervasive forms of censorship, distorted and misleading information, stereotyped images of gender and race, restricted access to knowledge, and insufficient channels to communicate their ideas and opinions. The reality of our communication environment reduces the capacity of ordinary men and women to control the decisions that others take about their lives....   [tags: Censorship Essays] 594 words
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The Media and the War on Terrorism - Look at the word terrorist. Think about it. Bisect it. A terrorist calls for terror. A terrorist builds fear, paranoia and anxiousness into people. The number of people who are effected by terrorism depends on who hears about it. Terrorists hope everyone will hear about their terrorist act. Through media's portrayal of terrorist attacks fear is instilled in a huge number of people. Media then aids the terrorist in sending terror and fear to all corners of the earth. One hundred, even fifty, years ago a terrorist act would not be publicized the way it is today....   [tags: Use of Media by Terrorists] 2764 words
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Media Literacy in the Classroom - Media Literacy in the Classroom Works Cited Missing Media literacy is defined as "the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate messages in a variety of forms" (Know TV). In more practical terms, media literacy means questioning the media and interpreting its many messages accordingly. Students are exposed to mass quantities of media on a daily basis. They watch television and movies, read books, newspapers, and magazines, listen to music, and in more recent years explore the Internet....   [tags: Education Media School Essays] 1351 words
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Censorship and its Effect on Society - Censorship has been affecting the world since ancient times. Even today, however, it is still used as an unorthodox political tactic. Society may be hampered by this suppression of creativity and rights, but, perhaps, censorship facilitates more than just fear and despair. History of censorship is anything but average. The origin of ideas about censorship isn’t a surprising place: Ancient Greece. In that time period, the Greeks gave us bountiful ideas about philosophy. “Ancient Greeks gave us ideas about ‘natural law’ and equality” (Hawthorne)....   [tags: history, ancient time, political tactic]
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Is Censorship on the Internet a Real Possibility? - “In the face of ongoing revelations about extensive snooping by the US National Security Agency (NSA), censorship abroad may seem like yesterday’s problem. These revelations are troubling, but there is a broader array of threats to internet freedom around the world, and those threats are extensive and are growing” (Calingaert 1). The internet has become a vital part of modern society in the past 20 years, and on the World Wide Web, anything goes. It is one of the last places free from laws and government control ¬̶ well, at least for some....   [tags: NSA, limitlesss source of information]
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Censorship: An Obstacle for True Democracy - Censorship has been used by governments and influential groups throughout history as a tool for political and economic gain since ancient times. The Romans thought censorship was necessary to shape the morals of society to match up with government ideals. During the 1500's the Catholic Church banned certain texts that conflicted with the established religion from being read. In these times the idea of censorship was viewed differently that it is today. With powerful organizations limiting information it was often impossible for an average person to obtain literature or hear ideas that vary from state ideals, they probably didn't even know that their information was being censored....   [tags: Internet, Freedom, Government]
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Arguing the Opposition of Censorship - ... Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, have been arrested by authorities on the impression that these individuals were responsible for supplying WikiLeaks- a popular website founded by Julian Assange- thousands of classified United States documentary. These leaks brought upon by Manning and Snowden, have caused global uproar and exposed a plethora of cases in the U.S. Making both men traitors to the nation. Government officials who may leak private, classified documentation, regardless of the cause or reason, are legally inclined to consequence and prosecution for breaking their sworn oaths of secrecy....   [tags: official supervision and control]
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Censorship and Freedom of Speech - Censorship may be protection from inappropriate materials, but it also limits free speech. For the limitation of free speech, it is reasonable why people are emphatically against censorship. It is understood that there is a need to filter some of the materials released in today’s society, but too much is being done by people who have no right meddling with everyone’s rights. Civilization has always been plagued by a never ending battle being fought over what is deemed right and wrong. In today’s culture, censorship oppresses everything in the media....   [tags: American Constitution, Bill of Rights] 666 words
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Censorship and Banning of Books - ... So with television, shows, and movies aired daily for the entire world to see there is optional censorship for parents to choose and mandatory censorship already provided. Although television is responsible for the bleeping and censorship of certain things showed, exceptions for higher ratings are let slide through. Over the years censorship has changed and become more or less of an issue for certain people. This is all based on personal opinion, of what people consider vulgar or not so harsh to be heard by others....   [tags: J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye]
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Media Propaganda and Stereotypes - Our society consists of consumers that buy into stereotypes and the propaganda that is being fed by the government and the media. Stereotypes steer individual's perceptions of a group of people in a certain way, usually negative, and generalize that opinion to all members of the group. Aware of the influence stereotypes have on people's views, governments use stereotypes already imbedded in society as a propaganda tactic to persuade people's thoughts, opinions and beliefs in order to benefit their cause....   [tags: Media Stereotypes Stereotyping]
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Confucianism: Confucian Censorship in Japan - ... Formal censorship lasted from 1790-1876, during which prints had to be examined and marked by an official censor (7). Despite these strict rules, artists and publishers were undeterred, using various ways to circumvent these governmental restrictions. Artists would make their designs that skirted the censorship laws, and the market for such prints was simply too large and too promising (4). In practice, it was generally only the artists who explicitly expressed opinions against contemporary events, leadership, or historical figures that faced severe punishment (20)....   [tags: neo-confucianism, government control] 3122 words
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Media and Society - Media and Society Works Cited Not Included Media is all around us. We as a society absorb media from television, radio, magazines, billboards, and newspapers. Media has such a strong effect on our lives that we do not even notice its presence sometimes. Media is the central force in shaping our culture and democracy. Media reflects and sustains the values and traditions of our striving, but necessary democracy. We as a society can use mass media to our advantage if we watch over the impact it has over us (Media and Culture 35) Let me first give some insight on how media bombards our life everyday....   [tags: Papers Media TV Television Impact Essays] 613 words
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Internet Censorship in Egypt - As recent events have shown, The Internet has played a vital role in various social movements across the Middle East. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are becoming the new soapboxes for people to stand upon and speak their mind. As with all opinions though, there are people who disagree with them, and want to discuss the opposing side or stop them altogether. A corrupt government or other leaders in power can try to use Censorship to stop an opinion from being heard. This is the case of a recent situation in Egypt where the Internet was turned off for two months....   [tags: Egyptian History] 1626 words
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Internet Censorship and Technology - Since its availability to consumers in the 90’s the internet has forever changed the way one can communicate with others. With improvements in technology and an increase of emerging countries the accessibility of the internet will only increase with time. Such a possibility is fraught with problems, problems that were later brought to light by the September 11 attacks. With widespread internet usage the means to do harm increases and for some that vulnerability warrants the censoring of internet material that will aid criminals/terrorists....   [tags: Internet, Communication, Censor]
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Journalism Censorship in Venezuela - “Journalism is not a crime,” (Echeverria 1) several journalists are protesting against government censorship of the media; journalists see that they are having lack of freedom when they write. Journalists can no longer write with liberty, the government restricts them. In many cases, governments punish journalists when they write against them. For example, nowadays Venezuela is in a critical situation due to the poor management of the government. Several journalists have been arrested for trying to communicate to the world about what is going on in Venezuela....   [tags: freedom of speech]
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Propaganda and Censorship Unnoticed - Introduction “I want YOU for U.S. Army” reads the famous World War propaganda poster. Uncle Sam, the famous American national personification and narrator of that famous line, was a form of propaganda used to coerce Americans into joining the army. It is widely known that propaganda and censorship played a huge role in the Great Wars and it is popular belief that it is limited to that time in world history, a clear misconception. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition reveals that propaganda can be used with the aim of helping an institution yet being called a propagandist is seen as more of accusation than of praise....   [tags: Journalism ]
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Internet censorship in China - We have worked with individual projects this spring in International English. The project involved choosing a topic that you find interesting and tie it up to the curriculum goals for this year. I chose to write about the internet censorship in China. The reason I chose this topic for my project was because I found it very interesting and I wanted to learn more about it. The curriculum goals I will tie this topic up to are; to discuss upon international and global challenges in the world today, and analyze and discuss the English language media’s role in international societies....   [tags: China, Government, Rules]
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Internet Censorship in China - The revolution in Egypt at January, 2011 became the headline for most of the news media in the world. At February 11 Egypt president Mubārak stepped down from president. Egypt people finally won the competition. The Internet played an import role in the Egypt revolution. The first message was posted on twitter which says “January 25 is the Police day of Egypt; let’s get to Tahrir Square to express our ideas.” Even though Egypt government shut down the Internet, it did not stop people. Western Companies provided services of posting Twitter through telephone....   [tags: International Government ]
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Internet Censorship Essay - Censorship and the Internet - Censorship and the Internet As the First Amendment states, we as Americans are given numerous freedoms. These freedoms become a constitutional right which no one can take away from us. Among these rights are the freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Many people feel that with these two freedoms combined they can post on the Internet whatever they want. However, the First Amendment does have limitations. Contrary to what some people may believe, our freedom of speech is not protected when it comes to indecency....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative] 715 words
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The Dilemma of Censorship - The Dilemma of Censorship The issue of censorship always provides an interesting debate. There are many intelligent and very valid arguments for and against the issue. However I strongly believe that the act of censorship is wrong. I believe that all films, songs and television programs should be released uncut from any government or senior authority intervention. A film or piece of music is a work of art, thus it should be marketed as its creator intended. Because of this the cutting of a film or censoring of a song is the same as the mutilation of a painting or an act of vandalism....   [tags: Papers] 773 words
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American Censorship - When the American colonies of England became a united nation, it was founded on the basis that citizens would be liberated from any type of authoritarian oppression. Freedom of speech was the simplest method of freedom that America’s Founding Fathers pursued to establish. Accordingly, the Bill of Rights incorporated freedom of speech into the very first amendment. Nevertheless, over the following two centuries, the American government has imposed censorship on ideas and practices that are considered potentially harmful to society....   [tags: American government, freedom, Constitution]
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Is Internet Censorship Really a Good Idea? - After the internet became available to the new generation, there came a great concern regarding its substantial and beneficial usage. As soon as internet became popular among the people, so is its being controversial. There had been lots of issues fought concerning the internet usage, especially the measure of what things are appropriate and inappropriate, what are those that can be accessed and what are those that cannot. As questions piled from one another, and issues are getting more and more pervasive, the government, alarmed by the threat internet and its technicalities, has made a protocol which was definitely good and particularly bad too....   [tags: child pornography, vulgar materials] 3018 words
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Censorship, Illiteracy, and the Downfall of American Society - People are constantly on a quest for knowledge. People are discovering and learning new ideas every day. But in this current society, there are interfering obstacles in the way: censorship and illiteracy. Censorship prevents man from gaining knowledge and from seeing the truth. It causes blindness and ignorance. The government uses censorship as an advantage to maintain their hold on society. However, censorship violates the First Amendment and restricts free speech, especially in written word. Illiteracy is the inability to read or write....   [tags: Literacy Essays]
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Religious Censorship Fuels Inequality and Otherness - Tolerance is accepted as an essential part of developing a harmonious community, but tolerance and censorship are not entirely the same thing. While tolerance is defined by the OED as "the disposition to be patient with or indulgent to the opinions or practices of others; freedom from bigotry or undue severity in judging the conduct of others," and implies a personal decision to accept the differences of others, censorship is defined as "official supervision; control" by the OED which revokes personal responsiblity and places it on another entity than the self....   [tags: Tolerence]
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Technology: Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship A somewhat famous politician once said, "Censorship, like charity, should begin at home: but unlike charity, it should end there" (Luce). The 21st century is a lot like a technological renaissance in the fact that there is so much creativity, so much dissent, and so many people unsure of how to respond to the new interconnectability. Whether it is a simple image, or an entire program, the internet has made life much more simple, and that much more difficult to regulate. Unlike physical interaction, the internet allows users to connect to one another across the globe, sharing practically everything....   [tags: chinese propaganda, creativity] 1880 words
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Censorship of Howard Hawks’ Film, Scarface - An Examination into Howard Hawks’ Film Scarface (1932), and Whether This Film Was Truly Dangerous, Deeming the Necessity for Censorship This paper discusses the controversial issue of censorship of Howard Hughes’ film Scarface (1932) while presenting the opinions of the proponents and opponents of the practice of censorship in Scarface. Although Scarface (1932), was thought to be a dangerous film during the 1930s, the film, in general, only portrayed the violence that already existed in the society at that time....   [tags: Movies, Films]
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Internet Censorship Preserves Cultural Values - Internet Censorship preserves cultural values in the UAE It is undeniable that the Internet has played a vital role in shaping communities and transforming worldviews. It has been a tool for communication across languages and cultures, bridging gaps among races and an avenue for sharing knowledge and experience. Interestingly, this is the very reason why Internet usage has been controlled and subjected to close supervision by the government in many countries such as China, North Korea and even the UAE....   [tags: Internet, Communication, Control, China]
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Internet Censorship: Setting Regulations on Users - Most people today live their lives online, absorbed in a digital world. When the World Wide Web first immersed and casted its perplexed essence upon wide-eyed spectators, people could only unknowingly predict where the doors of the internet would take them from that point on, welcoming them with open arms to a modernized world and introducing them to a new life of advanced technological opportunity. Many years have passed since the unveiling of our cyber-world, and authorities now worldwide are forcing their way to implement rash laws while having differing views on how to approach the increased access of information and online interaction....   [tags: government, duty, digital, laws] 1851 words
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Scholastic Censorship: Stifling Intellectual Growth - A child’s learning process initiates the minute they enter the world. Beginning as early as the first seconds, a child learns through observation, identifying, processing and analyzing the details of the surrounding environment. They carefully watch and listen, slowly piecing together every image, sound and interaction. These pieces then serve as clues, defining socially accepted and expected behavior. Children process basic human relationships and the world around them not only through first person experience, but also through modern cultural occurrences such as television, internet and literature....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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Influence of Media - Introduction It is controversial to talk about the media culture in China. China is considered as one of the conservative countries, particularly the medium in dissemination of news. People may have some reservations about the veracity of the news reports by media in China. This is mainly caused by the parties and commercial corporations’ control over the contents of news reports throughout the years. However, the emergence of new media few decades ago has altered the way of dissemination and consumption of information to the people in China....   [tags: conservative country, China, media culture]
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The Effects on Media Violence - I chose this topic because I want to be a videogame designer and I wanted to defend my right to create what I want. Unfortunately, after researching this topic it is clear that it is no longer possible to say violent media is completely harmless. Videogames and television do have harmful effects on children and young adults. Research has been done since the 1950’s and almost all studies show clear evidence that media violence does cause increased violent tendencies, desensitization, and antisocial behavior – which is the same as sociopathic and psychopathic behavior, it does not mean introverted....   [tags: videogames, media, social impact]
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The Media and Teen Violence - Violent media should be censored from games, because it teaches that killing, bad words,disrespect, and sex is something that is actually good. Media should be used to entertain people and make them laugh. Have a good time. Most of the media is about violence, which influences to become rebellious. Teens start acting out on their parents and on society. Problems that we face now come from violent media. Rap videos are bad influence to people in general. They show to many violence....   [tags: violent media, games]
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Internet Censorship Two Case Studies: Australia and the United States - I. Introduction Internet censorship laws started appearing around the world in 1995. These laws covered content already illegal in existing laws for non-internet content, as well as for content that is not suitable for minors. Worldwide, four different approaches were taken with internet censorship. 1) The government encouraged user self-regulation, and voluntary use of content filters by their citizens. 2) Laws were implemented that penalized content providers who made censored material available online....   [tags: Internet Web Censorship Censoring Essays]
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Censorship in Music - Censorship in Music Censorship in music has been a major problem plaguing America since the early nineteen forties. It came to a head during the nineteen sixties with the Vietnam War and the hippie movement. During the nineteen seventies and eighties heavy metal and hard rock were getting the brunt of the censorship heat. Now in the nineteen nineties the major focus of censorship is rap; primarily gangster rap. Some of the main factors of music in general that cause legal ramifications are sexual content, suggestive violence and obscene language....   [tags: Papers] 1070 words
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Social Media Public Sphere - ... The Internet allows people with opposing theories about a variety of topics to see themselves as united, though they generally do not share an agreeance (Dean, 2003). She states that there are no filters that regulate the authority of structure on the Internet, calling it a ‘nightmare of inclusion’. There is no baseline which guidelines are developed, leading to chaos. Secondly, Iosifidis argues that not everyone has access to the Internet or cannot afford it, therefore lacking all-inclusiveness....   [tags: new, public, broadcasting, media, networks] 1150 words
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Role of the Social Media in Social Movements - Introduction The number of revolutions in the last 3 decades has increased, and seems to keep increasing. Civil unrest and protests brought many victims including civil and political figures throughout the world. In the era where technology is at the peak of its success, especially in communication technologies, mankind suffers from lack of communication. Problem is not caused by the technology itself, the problem is in human nature. I will continue with an analogy. Man invented the knife, which is very useful tool in our daily lives....   [tags: Social Media Essays]
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The Value of Censorship - This essay aims to explore the necessities of censorship and the roles it plays in society. It will start by defining the term ‘censorship’ and an introduction to what is and has been censored through different periods of history. Finally, this essay will explore if there is a need for censorship in society with a focus on undesirable material and its effects on children and why. The word ‘censor’ is defined as ‘to examine and expurgate’. The word is derived from the Latin ‘census’, and refers to the count of the citizens and an evaluation of their property for taxation purposes in ancient Rome....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Book Banning: Against The Law - Books on the Wrong Side of the Law Every year, groups call to arms for the removal of written works. They label the book too dangerous for young readers. Unfortunately, these incensed groups refuse to acknowledge the entirety of the situation before jumping with both feet into this metaphorical river. This blind censorship needs to cease. Banned books should be allowed because the books give insight to the culture at the time, because banning brings attention to books that someone did not want anyone else to see, and because people have rights....   [tags: Censorship]
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CIPA-Mandated Filters on School Computers - It seems unlikely that there is a school librarian out there who has not encountered a problem with--or railed against--the presence of CIPA-mandated filters on school computers. My own career so far has allowed me to experience a full range of experiences with school computers, from a filterless library to an overfiltering situation so egregious that my journey to have it resolved culminated in suing the school district that employs me—Knox County, Tennessee. I just discovered, in fact, that a Google search for “internet filtering in schools” lists the ACLU litigation for which I was a plaintiff, Franks v....   [tags: Censorship] 1574 words
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The Debate of Censorship - The United States Bill of Rights guarantees its citizens the freedom of expression, but how far does that freedom extend. Does the right to express yourself include the right to observe the expressions of others. According to pro-censorship view holders, it does not. But to those who feel strongly against censorship, the freedom of information, or the “right to know,” should be an absolute right granted to the American public. Censoring material is the responsibility of the individual, not the institution itself, and certainly not the job of a separate institution....   [tags: Controversy, Freedom of Expression]
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The Limitations of Societal Growth Established by Censorship in Films - Censorship involves the restriction of material that the government believes may be harmful to society. However, censorship in film is controversial because it can either create safe boundaries for movies or hinder the film industry’s freedom. Those who support censorship believe that it prohibits unnecessarily explicit content from being freely shown in films. Those who are against censorship believe that censorship conflicts with constitutional freedom and can be used as a tool for manipulation....   [tags: constitutional freedom, explicit content]
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Censorship Limits Freedom of Speech - Censorship Limits Freedom of Speech Censorship is the control of communication between people. This includes restrictions on what can be seen and heard. Mostly, censorship is practiced by Governments. But religious and political leaders and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information. Censorship violates individual rights, hides useful information, and limits freedom of speech. The four major types of censorship are moral, military, political, and religious. The most common type is moral censorship which restricts obscene material....   [tags: Papers] 406 words
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Censorship and the Internet - With the bountiful amount of unrestricted information available on the internet many people believe that some of this information should be censored by the United States Government. Who's to say what should be accessible and what should not. Where does it start and stop. Does internet censorship make a nation a safer place to live. There are many countries that don’t allow the use of the internet at all and some countries only censor what they don’t want their citizens to know. Daniel Calingaert said “The internet has provided greater space for free expression in countries where traditional broadcast and print media are restricted” (64)....   [tags: free speech, freedom, United States]
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Drawing the Line on the New Censorship - Drawing the Line on the New Censorship Censorship is a great temptation, particularly when we see something that offends or frightens us. At such times, our best defense is to remember what J. M. Coetzee writes in Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship. "By their very nature, censors wound their own vision when they restrict what others can see. The one who pronounces the ban ... becomes, in effect, the blind one, the one at the center of the ring in the game of blind man's bluff." But the new landscape of ideas and their control leaves many people queasy and uneasy about media, morality, and responsibility....   [tags: Papers] 644 words
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Does Parental Censorship Make Children More Curious? - Parental Censorship, does it make children more curious. “I cannot define pornography,” United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once famously said, “but I do know it when I see it” ("I Know It When I See It."). The word “pornography” comes from the Greek language for writing about prostitutes. However, the etymology of the term isn’t that much of a guide to its current usage since many of the things commonly called “pornography” nowadays are neither actually written nor actually about any such prostitutes....   [tags: internet, family, church] 1617 words
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Media Regulations and Media Industry Growth - In such a small country like Singapore, there are more than 37 media regulations and 11 licenses in our media industry. Due to media regulations, mass media is being controlled by or is under the guidance of the government and other bodies. These regulations and licenses have many goals, such as protecting “public interests” and encouraging the media industry growth. However, in 2009, our media industry has contributed to less than 4.4% of Singapore’s GDP (Wda.gov.sg). Media regulations set by the Media Development Authority (MDA) in Singapore do not promote media industry growth as the regulations reduces the number of audience reached, restrict the freedom of speech and restrict the expres...   [tags: Free-To-Air t.v., internet]
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Censorship - Recently in the news, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) fined Johnny Sauter, one of their drivers, $10,000 as well as charging him 25 points for “inappropriate” comments made after a BUSCH race in Las Vegas. The words said were at the conclusion of a race in which the driver had been putting his life on the line at over 200 mph. Fueled with adrenaline, the words spoken were not words ordinarily used by Sauter, however, NASCAR legislated just the same (McCormick). This case is the most recent of many that censorship has become a major battleground....   [tags: essays research papers] 1582 words
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censorship - “Censorship is the act of suppressing publications, movies, television programs, plays, letters, and so on that are considered to be obscene, blasphemous, or politically unacceptable” (MccGwire 4). Censorship should be enforced because it is needed into today’s society. Censorship needs to be used in media, hate speech, and obscene material. To begin with, the media has very negative effect on society as a whole. “The mass media—movies, television, and recordings—need to be regulated, and not only because of appeals to irresponsible lust”(Lowenthal 19)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Concerns of Internet Censorship - The Concerns of Internet Censorship As a professional Internet publisher and avid user of the Internet, I have become concerned with laws like the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) that censor free speech on the Internet. By approving the CDA, Congress has established a precedent which condones censorship regulations for the Internet similar to those that exist for traditional broadcast media. Treating the Internet like broadcast media is a grave mistake because the Internet is unlike any information medium that has been created....   [tags: Censoring Internet Rights Essays]
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Censorship - Censorship The Columbia Encyclopedia defines censorship as the "official prohibition or restriction of any type of expression believed to threaten the political, social, or moral order". It is necessarily broad definition. 'Any type of expression' in fact, covers just about everything from clothing to print to movements and even to simply being. George Bernard Shaw described assassination as an "extreme form of censorship". It is now omnipresent in society and has been as long as society has existed....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1015 words
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Censorship - Censorship of Violence Why does anyone care if our society is aggressive. Does the kid who decides to fire a gun into his school do so because he watched Natural Born Killers. Is violence in our communities really causing anyone any abnormal amount of heartache. To the victims, and the families and friends of the victims, surely it does. Perhaps there are still some individuals who care just for the sake of caring, not because they are grieving a loss. But what does it all mean, and what is causing it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1687 words
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Canadian Media - In 1968 a Broadcasting Act was passed that forever changed the face of Canadian media. The act, part of an attempt by the Trudeau administration to centralize Canadian cultural activity, replaced the Board of Broadcast Governors with the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC). The CRTC, much more powerful than the Board of Broadcast Governors before it, did not waste time in making new Canadian content requirements. On February 12, 1970 the commission proposed an increase to the content levels, requiring television stations to broadcast at least 60 percent Canadian content (an increase from the previous minimum of 50 percent), and “30 percent for AM radio” (Edwardson, 200)....   [tags: Broadcasting Act, Laws, Media] 887 words
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Societies Case for Censorship. - Pornography and obscenity is all we see and hear about today in the news, with no exception to most movies and even TV. As of 12 years old this issue strikes a bigger interest than in the past. When I flip through the channels and see the news or watch a TV show there is something always on that a younger child should not be watching or learning about unless they are older. When the world censorship is thrown around it is a very controversial issue with the rights of the people and the way the company’s want to present their product....   [tags: essays research papers] 818 words
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Ray Bradbury Responds to Censorship in Fahrenheit 451 - Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury in response to the threat of censorship and book burning in America. It is a dystopian novel concerning the effects that media can have on society. In this case, media has completely taken over. Books are outlawed and burned. Anyone caught with one is considered a criminal. In the novel, Guy Montag, the protagonist, is a fireman whose job is to burn books. His boss is Captain Beatty. After meeting (almost) 17 year old Clarisse McClellan and one particular incident where the book owner decides to die in the fire with her library of books than live without them, Montag begins to question what makes the books so valuable....   [tags: firemen, books, burning]
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The Effect of Media and Video Game Violence on Society Today - Video games have become a part of our culture in America as well as around the world. There are a large variety of video games to be played such as sports, non-violent, and violent games. The most dominant genre of video games that out-sells all others is the violent video game. It is hard to explain why they outsell all the other genres, but one reason may be because they allow users to turn their aggression into something simple which may result in less anger for that person. Video games have more recently started to be used as recruitment tools for branches of the United States Military with games such as “America’s Army.” One of the most popular video games of all time was Call of Duty...   [tags: media and violence, agressive behavior] 1456 words
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TV Censorship - “Can They Say That On Television?" Yes, they can, and increasingly they do. The days of television being highly regulated, pure and decent may be over. It looks as if the ever-shifting rules governing what's okay to say on television are made to be broken. The amount of violence, vulgarity, and sexual content that can be found this year on television is unprecedented in the history of broadcasting. Many people wonder how television could have sunk to such a low level of glorifying violence, embracing vulgar language, and expanding sexual content in current programming....   [tags: Censorship Essays] 1525 words
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Violence in the Media - Some believe that violence in the media is to blame for violence in people, but that argument is undermined by the realization that violence existed long before video games and television. In fact, violence has actually been steadily decreasing since these things have been growing in popularity. Critics of violent media seem to long for the “good old days”; a time before there was violence in the media. These critics fail to acknowledge that those “good old days” were actually far more violent than today....   [tags: Violence] 816 words
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Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship Presently, it seems that the Internet is playing a very important role in everyone's daily life. This multipurpose network has many different functions useful for everyday work and entertainment. Due to the freedom of the Internet various debates and protests have come to disagree with its open form of communication. Because of the misuse of the internet many people believe that there should be some kind of internet censorship, while others are against internet censorship stating that "it is both unnecessary impossible to implement and that because of its nature the internet should be afforded the same freedom and protection as the print media" (Bradsher 2)....   [tags: Papers] 885 words
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Government Censorship - Government Censorship Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. The Internet is a wonderful place of entertainment and education but like all places used by millions of people, it has some murky corners people would prefer children not to explore. In the physical world society as a whole conspires to protect children, but there are no social or physical constraints to Internet surfing....   [tags: Internet Censoring Government Essays]
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Internet Censorship Survey - Internet Censorship Survey Topics of censorship involving the different media have always drawn lively responses from people when asked about them. The media categories of television, printing and recordings now include the Internet. I conducted a survey of people to find out their opnion on the new medium. I asked people, "Do you think that there should be censorship on the Internet?". I conducted this survey during the week of February 14, 1997. I particularly chose this question because of these reasons: the recent news stories of children being lured into harm after being contacted via Internet; the reports of the availability of pornography; the recent cases tried on the bases of obsc...   [tags: Technology Computers Essays] 1617 words
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Censorship Is the Banning of Communication - ... The economy changes rapidly and a slight mistake could cause Singapore to find themselves in deep debt. Singapore is a perfect example of a country where its success is extremely superficial. Few know the quantity of information hidden by the government. This country may seem like an ideal place to live due to their reliable safety or encouraging educational systems but this often leads up to the youth population being over protected, and when moving to other countries finding it exceedingly challenging to find jobs and adapt to the countries society....   [tags: education, government, freedom] 872 words
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Freedom of Speech vs Censorship - We are blessed to live in a country that has many rights, the most important is the freedom of speech which provides an umbrella of protection over our remaining rights; however, all of our rights are under attack beginning with the First Amendment which is under constant assault by censorship. The Constitution of the United States says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Censorship as defined by Wikipedia is “the suppression of speech or dele...   [tags: First Amendment]
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Censorship Is Not the Solution to Violence - Censorship When the founding fathers were writing our Nation’s Declaration of Independence they included our basic rights as citizens. Do you think they planned for our country being the way it is today. The First Amendment, in our Constitution has five basic freedoms: speech, religion, press, petition, and assembly. In this amendment, our Founding Fathers gave us the permission to express ourselves in almost every way possible. Censorship is when the government puts a ban on parts of movies, books etc… which the government decides is inappropriate or unacceptable (Fact Cite)....   [tags: first ammendment, freedom of speech, literature]
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The Debate of Self Censorship - The Self-Censored School Library: Safe Haven or Barren Philosophical Wasteland. “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them,” posited Ray Bradbury, author of the critically acclaimed Fahrenheit 451 detailing a society wrought with regular book burnings and a complete suppression of ideas. This quote exemplifies the threat that censorship poses to the reading habits of young people, a threat that is ever present in the school library. School media specialists face a challenge in cultivating a collection of materials that will entice young readers who, on average, resist reading....   [tags: Safe Haven, Barren Philosophical Wasteland]
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