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Censorship of the Internet is Wrong - Censorship of the Internet is Wrong     The Internet can be a very disturbing and adult medium. There are parts of the Internet that should not be viewed by children. Explicit information can be found which is intended for an adult audience but children who have access to the Internet have become exposed to this material. The question at hand is who is responsible for preventing these children from viewing this material. Censoring the entire Internet would be one capable option. Though this option would be effective but it wouldn't be practical....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1364 words
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The Pluralists View on Media Ownership - The Pluralists View on Media Ownership The majority of the pluralists would argue that the public have the power to resist the media and have the ability to use the media and have an input (air their views) rather than be controlled by the media. They also believe that we can affect the media because we live in a "democracy" thus enabling us to choose whether we decide to read a paper or watch the BBC news and therefore have a minority influence. To some extent pluralists believe that the media responds to public demand rather than the public responding to media demands [by this I mean if the public want to know about a certain story then the media is likely to pr...   [tags: Papers] 485 words
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Censorship - Censorship The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. Private groups and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit controversial books and periodicals to the general public. The suppression of reading materials is suppression of creative thought. Books and periodicals are not the only things being suppressed by pressures to the political and social systems....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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George Carlin and Radio Censorship - George Carlin and Radio Censorship Americans hate the word censorship. It puts fire into the eyes of any self proclaimed, speaker of the people. but is censorship that bad, or that wrong. Censorship is an enormous part of the stability of society. One of the many types of censorship takes place on the airwaves. Comedians, George Carlin, Howard Stern, and Mncow Muller had an enormous effect on the ideals of censorship in this era, trying to prove that the FCC had no right to censor radio airwaves....   [tags: Papers] 4431 words
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Television Censorship Should not be Implied - Television Censorship Should not be Implied Television censorship should not be implied. In the Bill of Rights the first amendment states that we have the “Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition…” (Bill of Rights, 1971). If this country worked so hard in order to gain these rights and preserve them, why would it want to abolish them. The constitution and the United States of America gave people these rights and freedoms so a person should be able to use them as they please. If the law put a barrier on freedom of speech and press then the law might as well put a barrier on the whole first amendment....   [tags: Papers] 530 words
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Censorship - Censorship The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. Private groups and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit "controversial" books and periodicals to the general public. The suppression of reading materials is suppression of creative thought. Books and periodicals are not the only ones being suppressed by pressures to the political and social systems....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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My My Opinion On Censorship - My My Opinion On Censorship I don’t have a clear feeling about censorship; however I do think that it is a bad thing because people don’t get to see parts of the film, which they came to see. Some parts of films are hidden from the viewers and this is because the film certification company may feel that what will be shown in a film may affect people....   [tags: Papers] 491 words
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Social Media is Free Speech Gone Mad - Social media is “media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue.” The notion of freedom of speech is “the right to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content and subject only to reasonable limitations.” Social media rapidly travels virally, thus magnifying issues so that they are more exaggerated than they would be through conventional media....   [tags: Facebook Twitter YouTube Essays]
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Censorship - Censorship is defined as the act or practice of removing obscene, vulgar, and highly objectionable material from things we encounter every day. Whether it is on TV, in music, books, or on the Internet censorship is an inescapable part of our lives. Free expression is one of the basic roots that are country is based on, although this right is constantly challenged and contested. The Communications Decency Act was passed by congress on February 1st 1996. This act sent shockwaves throughout the Internet community....   [tags: American Literature] 870 words
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Internet Censorship - Just Say No - Internet Censorship: Just Say No   In December of 1994, a young college student named Jake Baker posted one of his fiction pieces in an alt.sex newsgroup. Usually, his contributions to this widely-read site consisted of short stories about rape, torture, and murder of women. In this particular newsgroup post, he continued with his usual contributions; however, he took it a bit further by writing about one of his fellow classmates, using her name and identity in the piece. Faculty members at the University of Michigan discovered his story and later expelled him from school....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1355 words
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The Role of the Media in Australia - The Role of the Media in Australia Osborne and Lewis state that [a] preeminent theme in Australian thinking about the use of communication is the extent to which it has been viewed as a form of control. There has been concern in recent times of the enormous power communication holds as an agent of societal control. This is due to a number of factors, such the media mogul dominated media, which promotes a very conservative view and does not allow for alternate opinions to be voiced. The wide-reaching capabilities of the media, particularly electronic media via the Internet allows for the influence to spread across the entire country to remote areas and therefore heightens a sense of societal...   [tags: Papers] 2453 words
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Modern Bollywood, A Decade Old: Bollywood and the Colonial Censorship - Introduction This essay explains the journey of Bollywood (Indian Film Industry) and how it has changed itself and its audience’s perspective on Hindi Cinema. Applying the key features from Dennis McQuail’s “Normative Theory”, the relationship between Bollywood and the audience, controlled by the censorship board will be explained; and how both, the Bollywood industry and Censor Board are responsible for bringing changes to each other in the terms of rules, regulations, audience’s attitudes and their demands, in every period of time....   [tags: Indian film industry, normative theory, mcquail]
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Music Censorship is Not Needed - Music Censorship is Not Needed   Marilyn Manson. Eminem. Limp Bizkit. Rammstein. All of these musical artists have been under fire in the past few years by government officials, the media, and activist groups. Supposedly, their music conveys too violent of a message. The sounds and words these artists have so carefully crafted have been targeted as the cause for violent acts, especially by young people. For example, Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold idolized German industrial bands such as Rammstein and KMFDM, as well as American shock rocker, Marilyn Manson....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 776 words
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The Impact of the Media on the Vietnam War - The Impact of the Media on the Vietnam War This essay will discuss to what degree the media can be blamed for the United States’ loss in the Vietnam conflict ending 1975. It will be based predominantly on key written resources on the subject, but it will also contain - by means of an interview - certain first-hand observations from a Vietnam War veteran. For the sake of conciseness, and in order to focus the bulk of the content on the main topic, this essay will make certain assumptions. Most importantly, the essay assumes that the conflict in Vietnam was, indeed, lost by the US....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Censorship in American Schools - Censorship in American Schools You may not realize this but our government plays a large role in governing what sort of information America’s children are exposed to. The average American child receives the majority of their knowledge and education from school, so the information that is allowed to be taught is a very delicate and controversial issue. Literature is often altered or banned from public schools and libraries because they contain of vulgar language, excessive violence, or connotations of drugs and sex....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1143 words
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Censorship of Televison Advertisiong - It's a Saturday afternoon and you are sitting in your living room where you just finished watching your favorite episode of Seinfeld. Shortly after the credits a commercial comes on, while watching you noticed it's the Chrysler advertisement that everybody at work has been talking about. The advertisement shows a small fairy flying around waving her wand and magically changing anything she is pointing it at into something nice. As the fairy is flying the new Dodge Magnum is driving by and the fairy starts after the vehicle trying to use her powers on it....   [tags: TV Advertising Guidelines] 1611 words
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Censorship: Helpful Or Hindering? - What exactly is censorship. Some feel censorship is a violation of their rights. Others say censorship is a must in the violent, abusive world we call “society.” Who has the right to censor. Who doesn’t. What needs to be censored, and what doesn’t. The fact of the matter is that there are many pros and cons in the music and entertainment industry about censorship. Personally, I believe that the consumers and viewers should be charged with the ultimate responsibility of censorship. One major area in which there is much argument on censorship is that of television....   [tags: essays research papers] 815 words
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Unnecessary Censorship of Literature - Unnecessary Censorship of Literature Article One of the Bill of Rights tells us “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.” A censor is defined as an official or government entity that removes or restricts books, plays, the news media, etc. in order to suppress information or ideas that are considered objectionable on moral, political, religious, military, or other grounds (1)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 816 words
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Internet Free Speech Issues and Implications - Internet Free Speech Issues and Implications     Abstract:  The issue of free speech has been around since the founding fathers first ratified the constitution of the United States.  With the emergence of new technology, especially the Internet, freedom of speech has been redefined and its limits tested.  What are the limitations of free speech on the Internet, and how can they be enforced?  These are the constitutional questions for the digital age.   Imagine being in your home, a bastion of privacy and comfort, and having someone scream racial slurs at you as you sit placidly in a comfortable chair.  Unlikely, you say?  Just visit the website of the Aryan Nation or the Klu Klux Klan....   [tags: Internet Censorship Essays]
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Media Does NOT Control Society - Does media control us, or do we control media. "Sex, Lies and Advertising," was an essay written by the founder of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem, explaining the difficulties in interesting advertisers for a women's magazine like hers. She talks about the advertising world seeing women's magazines as only "cash cows" and all the articles are surrounding hair, makeup, nails, or some other superficial thing that relates to Cover Girl, Revlon, Clairol, or Olay. According to Ms. Steinem, what we pick up from the newsstand or have delivered in our mail every month is all "fluff" because of such advertisers....   [tags: Sociology]
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The Controversy of Media Imperialism - The Controversy of Media Imperialism The controversy of media imperialism questions us as to whether a certain medium (in this case, the newspaper – tabloid, broadsheet, hybrid) is controlled by the publication owner or the managers/editors-in-chief/journalists. They both deliver news and make it possible to be accessed by the reading-public. Proprietors own publication companies and administer the content of the media through a set agenda. Media practitioners are the workers within the business....   [tags: Papers] 927 words
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media - The ‘media’ as a whole plays a major part in one’s life. Media messages can be presented in many ways from reading newspapers to watching news on television from the comfort of your own home. However, the most important factors are how the news is retrieved and portrayed by an individual or a group of individuals as each individual has the right to accept what they believe not what they are manipulated to believe or to accept. There are various issues that can be looked at to conclude whether or not there is such thing as free, unbiased media, to define this topic it is too broad to study itself so it will be broken down and researched in small parts....   [tags: essays research papers] 1422 words
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Analysis of Internet Censorship - Analysis of Internet Censorship In mid March of 1998, a scientific break through occurred for the engineers at NASA. The space probe that they sent to Mars came back and, for the first time, contained readable and usable photographs of the planet's landscape. Full of pride over their latest achievement, NASA posted the information on the Internet. This allowed astronomy enthusiasts, students, and other interested individuals to take a first hand look at the, never before seen, Martian Landscape....   [tags: Papers] 2188 words
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Internet Essay: Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship When I was in elementary school, I thought girls could give me some dreadful disease. I stayed away from girls because they gave me "cooties". After school, I would go fishing at a nearby stream, ride my skate board, or study only if mandated by my parents. The closest I came to technology was watching the "Little Rascals" on TV. Today, computers and the Internet offers a cyberspace playground for kids. Kids stay up past their bed time playing with their computer or surfing the Internet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 636 words
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Internet Censorship & Libraries -    Libaries across the nation are in a dilemma, should they filter what information is available to it's visitors via the Internet. This scenario is being debated all across the United States. Many states are arguing over whether or not the library has the authority to limit what information is accessible via the Internet computers at the library. The argument is over the First Amendment right of Free Speech. There are family groups who are actually in favor of allowing unfiltered access on the Internet, not what one would think....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Against Censorship - Censorship Today I would like to talk about censorship. Censorship is the removal of information from the public. Today censorship is a phase of social control. It is becoming more and more common all over the world today. It reaches as far as political power and public opinion. Often censorship is undertaken by governments. Censorship is closely tied in as a concept with freedom of speech and other forms of human expression. The censorship of opinion for the most part was restricted to the control of speech rather than of printing....   [tags: essays research papers] 505 words
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Internet Censorship is Needed - Internet Censorship is Needed During the past forty years, over a thousand studies have been conducted on the effects of film and television violence.  This research concluded that media violence, which includes television and movies, contributes to violence in the real world.  According to The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), one expert concluded, "To argue against it is like arguing against gravity." What have been potential effects of this media violence?  Below are some statistics produced by DOJ Statistics from the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ"): *   2.8 million juveniles were arrested in 1997.  Out of these, there were 2,500 murder arrests and 121,000 ar...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 596 words
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Sex Pistols and Censorship - Sex Pistols and Censorship Punks have always been known for pushing the envelope, but the Sex Pistols pushed it farther than anyone to date in the genre of punk music. The Sex Pistols boisterous lyrics and edgy appearance led for them to be heavily censored by the radio and print media and even banned in many places, Britain and abroad. They were like nothing seen or heard before. Their torn clothes and spiked hair sent a visual message that they did not care what others thought. The band was actually put together by Malcolm McLaren, who used the band as an advertisement for his fetish clothing store....   [tags: Papers] 638 words
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Misconceptions of Media Violence - The sense of what is right and wrong comes from within and is not influenced by what is showed on television, or any other source of media for that matter. Advertising a product such as a George Forman grill is one thing... I myself have fallen for countless ads and sales pitches, but to use the media as a scapegoat for drug addiction, rape, and even murder is unfair and quite ridiculous. One might be influenced to buy a cologne, or a grill, but to be influenced to kill someone because of a violent show or song is non-sense....   [tags: Current Events] 1195 words
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Music Censorship - Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about. Censorship, Government officials, and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from rap music to Mark Twain. Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if it should be censored or it should not be censored....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Television Censorship - Television Censorship WHAT IS CENSORSHIP. "Censorship is the supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive. The objectionable material may be considered immoral or obscene, heretical or blasphemous, seditious or treasonable, or injurious to the national security....   [tags: essays research papers] 1602 words
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Music Censorship - Music Censorship: The Circumstances Causing the Controversy Imagine, if you will, a world where we are told what music to sing, what music to play, and even what we may listen to in the privacy of our own homes. That world already exists as a reality in more countries that you might imagine, and that very reality is knocking on our door: In the USA, lobbying groups have succeeded in keeping popular music off the concert stage, out of the media, and off of the shelves. Of course, if presented with this contingency, any one of us would declare how horrible this reality would be....   [tags: essays research papers] 598 words
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Music Censorship - Should Music be Censored. Once people hear about the United States they automatically relate the country to the word “freedom.” Little do they know that this country has many similarities to countries where censorship plays a major role in their daily lives, due to their government. One of the major issues that involve censorship within the United States is the question whether or not music should be censored; and how will parents or the government decide at what age it is appropriate to allow children to listen to music pertaining profanity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Music Censorship - Music Censorship "If he's to be taken literally, then so is Britney Spear's invitation to 'hit me baby one more time," says one article in Advocate Magazine. They are speaking in reference to the rapper Eminem one they heavily talked-about topic of music censorship. What is music censorship. There is a great deal of confusion (one everybody's part) as to what freedom of expression is in the US, and how it applies to music. Everybody knows that there are radio stations, religious and community groups, retailers, and record labels that "censor" musical artists in some way today....   [tags: Papers] 893 words
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Internet Censorship - Censorship of the Internet      "We should demand that all public schools and libraries install and configure Internet Filters." This statement shows how Jeffery Pollock, a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District seat in Oregon, views the Internet. Unfortunately for him, the one thing that he ranted and raved about was the one thing that gave him an unfair disadvantage in the in the upcoming elections. (Blind Ballots) Cyber Patrol, One of the leading Internet censoring companies and is used in over 17,000 schools in the Untied States, actually blocked his website from potential voters....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Internet Censorship - Everyone has heard of the Internet and how it is going to help set the world free. The Internet is the fastest growing form of communication and is becoming more and more common in the home. Companies these days do big business over the Internet, and online shopping has grown tremendously in the last few years. For instance, the online auction site eBay sells millions of items every year online. Many companies are making even more plans to expand their business to the Internet. Unfortunately, there have been numerous attempts lately to censor the Internet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Music Censorship - Music Censorship Healthy debates have been caused by today's music. Generally, foul language has rapidly increased within modern popular song lyrics, especially among rap and heavy metal artists' songs. An increase in explicit violence and misogyny in popular music lyrics has been recorded. These lyrics have been judged to be inspirations for violent, suicidal, and criminal acts. For example, Mr. Raymond Kuntz referred to his son's incident. 'When his wife went to wake their son for school, they found him dead of a gunshot wound, still wearing his headphones with Marilyn Manson's Anti-Christ Superstar CD still in the player....   [tags: social issues] 1285 words
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Censorship Essay - No Need to Censor Pornography - No Need to Censor Pornography       Pornography is often considered an ugly word and possibly an ugly act. The pictures and words of pornography can be vulgar and degrading to many of us, but is it the evil of all things. Is it, and it alone, responsible for sexism, rape, racism, battery, and child abuse. No. The media is loaded with many sexist, racist, violent material, and most of it is not considered pornography. The issue of violence and oppression is much deeper than pornography. Most people are not in favor of pornography; however, the public should not be in favor of censoring pornography....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Impact of Social Networking: A Look at the MRT Breakdown - Last month passengers aboard an MRT train in Singapore, between City Hall and Dhoby Ghaut stations, experienced a tragic breakdown that left the city-state in an instant panic. Once the lights went out, the train doors were shut tightly and many people were left huddled together, standing for hours. With service down and so little ventilation, passengers began to have trouble breathing. The MRT train; upon which so many young and old Singaporeans depend, had actually shut down. In this moment of desperation, a passenger reached for the fire extinguisher as a mean to smash open the glass panel of the train door; while other passengers tried to force the doors open in an attempt to get out....   [tags: Social Media] 1017 words
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We Need Censorship - We Need Censorship It won't kill us to make limits, but it might if we don't. That is why it is JUSTIFIABLE to limit adult's freedom of expression--it is in our, society's, best interests to protect the children. Lional Tate is just one example of a child gone bad because of the media. Tate mimicked his idol the Rock, killing a six-year old girl by smashing her skull, pulverizing her liver, breaking her ribs and causing numerous cuts and bruises. If that's not enough of an example what about the teen from New Jersey who simply listened to Ozzy Osborne's "Suicide Solution" and killed himself....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1929 words
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The Media’s Support of International Terrorism -        Imagine you are a resident of Jerusalem, in the year 60 AD.  You are taking a walk throughout the marketplace doing your weekly shopping.  You see a man pull out a dagger and he yells ‘death to all Romans' and attacks a roman guard, killing him in front of hundreds of spectators.  The assassin quietly slips into the crowd and is lost in a sea of people never to be found.  The word of the attack spreads and soon it is the talk of the town. Many more attacks on Romans are made by the Sicarii and the Zealots.  Sympathizers of the Romans slowly disappear and their voices vanish from Jerusalem.  The fear of terrorism grows and Roman repression grows along with it, this in turn lea...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Children and Violence: An American Media Controversy - Children and Violence: An American Media Controversy As censorship of the American media has broken down over the years, the amount of violence allowed to be shown in movies, on television, and in video games has skyrocketed. From coast to coast in our nation, this saturation of hostility in our media has caused many contentious debates between scholars, parents, students and government officials alike. In this controversy, the central argument revolves around the effects violent media has on our society....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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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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Privacy or Truth: Behind WikiLeaks - WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization that publishes submissions of unveiled and confidential information from anonymous news sources, news leaks, and whistleblowers. The slogan of this organization is “keep government open”, which emphasizes WikiLeaks’ purpose to eliminate censorship and establish an untraceable mass document leaking system. After publishing its first document which was about a decision to assassinate government officials in December 2006 (Massimo 2010), WikiLeaks has received praise as well as criticism from publics....   [tags: The Media]
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Negative Effects of Media Violence on Children - Americans have felt a growing uneasiness from the growing problem of youth violence with teens from the ages of twelve to eighteen. It is a controversial subject that is an increasingly rising with families and the in the government. Some people believe that the reason behind this national problem is because families are no longer a united unit and are not home to take responsibility of watching their children. There are others who believe that it is the influence of the media and technology....   [tags: Television Violence 2014]
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Media and Television - Analysis of the V-Chip - The V-Chip and TV Parental Guidelines       During the last decade, media ratings have been used as a means of addressing concerns about "objectionable" or potentially harmful media content. Politicians, entertainment industry leaders, and parents alike have turned to media ratings as a "middle ground" to such concerns somewhere between direct government censorship and not addressing the issue at all. While movie ratings have been in place for several decades, there was a trend in adoption of a rating system for media such as television....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Media and American Withdrawal From Vietnam - Media and American Withdrawal From Vietnam The history of Vietnam is characterised by struggles for independence since French rule in 1859 after the French took Saigon, and a great ability in warfare and continual determined resistance to foreign domination. Major military involvement by American armed forces came after events such as Russian communist revolution in 1917 and the Korean War in the 1950's; these events put the America people in a period of moral panic with McCarthyism, and domino theory....   [tags: Papers] 1731 words
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Protest in the Age of Social Media - Introduction As low levels of 'conventional' participation are being noted, the pattern of participation in political matters is changing. Political protest is on the rise in all of its forms from petition signing (demanding the least commitment) to public demonstrations and violent protests (the other extreme) (Moyser, 2003). This essay will focus on political protest in its more extreme form – the form of lawful and unlawful mass protests. In the wake of the 21st century, technology is spreading quickly to every corner of the globe and access to the Internet, smartphones, and computers is easier than ever before....   [tags: mass protests, public protests]
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The Impact of the Media on the Vietnam War - Vietnam was a country divided into two by communism in the North and capitalism in the South. The Vietnam War, fought between the years 1959 and 1975, was, in essence, a struggle by nationalists in the north to unify the nation under a communist government. This was a long standing conflict between the two sides that had been occurring for years. It wasn’t until 1959 when the USA, stepped in, on the side of southern Vietnamese, to stop the spread of communism. It was a war that did not capture the hearts and minds of the American people as it was viewed as a war that the US army couldn’t win and so the government lost the peoples support for the war....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The Arguments Surrounding Media Bias - Whether it is through a newspaper, television, magazines or talk radio, people will always communicate through some type of medium. Now, whether or not the mediums are tainted with bias is a question of beliefs. Some people argue that journalism today is rather fair and balanced, while others would vehemently oppose that view by saying that bias is definitely prevalent in news media and other mediums today. In some instances, there lies the belief that the fairness doctrine should be reestablished in order to mend the problem of bias; however, many would strenuously fight that by arguing that such an act would destroy the freedom of the press guaranteed under the first amendment....   [tags: Communication, Fairness Doctrine] 1348 words
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Media Violence and the Decline of America - “Corporate greed is the beating heart of America!” (Law & Order) There is an insatiable hunger that strikes every commercial business. It is an unquenchable desire for more money. Who wants more money. Most corporations do not have to think more than once about this question. They already know the answer. Their only mission is to increase the amount of money they make in one way or another, and to discover effective ways to acquire even more of this coveted resource. Businesses exist for money and use money to exist....   [tags: business, production, greed]
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Alienation, Exploitation, and Social Media - The grandest element of today’s culture is perhaps technology – social media’s takeover in particular – and its frightening ability to exploit us in what we do, what we think, what we “like,” what we believe. Social media was created as a way for adults, teens, and now even children to truly reposition themselves – to go from their simple selves to a kind of social celebrity. We can certainly blame “culture” for this exploitation, but as frequent users of media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, we are ultimately exploiting ourselves....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram]
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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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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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Social Media and News - The world exists within a state of flux, constantly changing and evolving according to the ever-shifting sands of technological innovation. On rare occasions, human ingenuity gives birth to a technical creation so profoundly revolutionary, so completely and ubiquitously life altering, that the world itself is irrevocably altered by it. Social media applications like Facebook and Twitter unquestionably belong in this category, joining such illustrious world changers as the printing press, radio, and television....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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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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Control Room Reaction - When Al Jazeera began in 1996, there were few broadcast news presentations in the Middle East that were not state-run. Cable options were limited to CNN, which was already taken on an American slant, and the BBC World Service, which was having trouble keeping its Middle East bureaus running because of censorship. The time was ripe for Al Jazeera to fill a gap in the market for regional and international news free from the ruling-party propaganda of countries like Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq....   [tags: Media] 1154 words
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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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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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Censorship is Unnecessary - Our country prides itself in the freedoms it brings; we are the “land of the free” after all. Looking on the U.S. from other countries, we are indeed free. However, this freedom comes at the cost of hidden restrictions and cases where we are more imprisoned than free. Largely, times when our freedoms are limited are for the benefit of the greater good; or at least that is what we are told by our government. Freedoms of religion, press, assembly, petition, and speech are all guaranteed by the first amendment of the constitution....   [tags: Freedom, United States] 1541 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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Violence in the Media - Many video games, television programs, adverts, films and music lyrics depict different forms of violence. Some people feel that there is too much violence exposed in the media. Many studies have made the claim that the media is responsible for much of the violence seen in the world we live in. However, people have choices and responsibilities we cannot allow ourselves to blame it on other things such as the media. The violence seen in our media has an impact on both adults and children....   [tags: TV Violence Music Movies Television] 1921 words
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The Success of the Media's Manipulation on the Public's Opinion of the War - The Success of the Media's Manipulation on the Public's Opinion of the War Source K suggests the media was more influential to the opinion of ordinary American citizens than the elected politicians of their country, whom many of the public had voted for and trusted. The source implies that the reason for this was because the horrific images of the war made the American public realise that the war was not going well, contrary to the claims of their government. Television coverage of the war meant that any American citizen could turn on the television and see that the war was going badly....   [tags: Papers] 921 words
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Bill of Guarantee - Even though, the government will not limit the access on the Internet, it does not mean that any person may publish illegal content with exception and disregard to the law. Any act is illegal in the physical world; it will similarly be outlawed in the online environment. Hence, laws prohibiting publication of, for example, immoral / improper or other illegal materials will be applied continuously. (Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia, 2012) In relation to the issue, appointed ministries and agencies will continue to take appropriate actions and enforce those laws that are under their particular attentions....   [tags: censorship, internet,malaysia]
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The Development of Media in West Germany - It could be argued that Germany is the "birthplace of European intellectual journalism"¹. However, media in Germany has had to endure frustration and trauma in achieving such high standing in the journalistic world; suffering the "fragmentation of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries"¹, restrictions born of censorship and political control of the "long period of stultifying authoritarianism and relative economic stagnation"¹ of that time. Moreover, the Bismarck period, despite the first government thereof introducing the allegedly "'liberating' [sic]" `Reichspressegesetz' (Imperial Press Law) "was hardly liberal......   [tags: Sociology]
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We Should NOT Censor The Internet - According to the essay “Challenge to our Fifth Freedom: Our Governments, Ourselves” the governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in taking control of the web. The government wants to protect its secrets from web sites, such as Wikileaks. The creator of Wikileaks, Julian Assange has published thousands of U.S. government’s secret files through the web. However, Wikileaks is not the only issue that our government is facing. Anyone has the access to the web could be the potential threat to our government and another person as well....   [tags: Censorship Essays]
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The Ivory Coast Overview and Media Analysis - Part 1: Country Background The République de Côte d'Ivoire, also known as the Ivory Coast, is a country in West Africa bordering Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The location now known as the Ivory Coast was made a protectorate of France during the era of imperialism by a treaty in the 1840's, and became a French colony in 1893. The country gained its independence in 1960, at which point it was led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny until 1993....   [tags: essays research papers] 1631 words
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Honey, I Warped the Kids - Carl M. Cannon explanations in "Honey, I Warped the Kids" in the Utne Reader that savagery on TV must be stifled because of its consequences for human conduct. This assessment will demonstrate that however the writer makes some great utilization of measurable discoveries; he leaves numerous openings in his contention by not altogether talking about restricting sentiments. Cannon's fundamental contention is that TV brutality ought to be blue-penciled. This passage outlines the structure and substance of his article....   [tags: Censorship Essays] 1136 words
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