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Censorship of The Catcher in the Rye

- Teenage generations need something to relate to, something to find comfort in. If a book like Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was not allowed to do its job back then, that has become part of the past and must be allowed now. If explicit TV shows, commercials, music videos and songs are allowed in the media, Catcher in the Rye should be able to teach lessons. J.D. Salinger wrote his masterpiece as therapy for teenagers, not to cause controversy throughout the world. I believe Catcher is a fantastic book, not only entertaining, but also containing a mountain of lessons....   [tags: Relatability, Higher Education, Content]

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The Censorship Of The Cuban People

- ... The Genocide Convention states that genocide is a crime under international law is defined by its intention to “destroy in whole or part, a national group...” Among the characteristic genocide states: “killing members of the group [nation], physical or mental injury to the members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part ...” The blockade, however goes further, since it has become a set of laws and presidential decrees applied extraterritorially the American nation, e.g., a state law that applies to any state of the world when it sees fit....   [tags: Fidel Castro, Cuba, Bay of Pigs Invasion]

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Let's Stop Censorship in America

- Our country prides itself with the freedoms it allows; we are the “land of the free” after all. Compared to other countries, we are indeed free. Freedoms of religion, press, assembly, petition, and speech are all guaranteed by the first amendment of the Constitution. However, these freedoms come at the cost of hidden restrictions and situations where we are more imprisoned than free. For the most part, occasions when our freedoms are limited by the government are for the benefit of the greater good; or at least that is what we are told by our government....   [tags: censored, freedom, religion, constitution]

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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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Why Stalin Was A Dictator Of The Ussr

- ... Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, introduces people to governments, such as the one that Stalin ruled; One that does not allow its citizens to act freely or allow them to read any type of literature. The suppression of literature is greatly present in this book in many different parts of the novel. Montag a fireman, whose duty it is to burn books, by causing fires rather than putting them out , becomes more fascinated with books although it is a crime. He never thought of committing the crime until he met Clarisse McClellan, seventeen years old, who opens his eyes to the world of literature when she asks " Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" (Bradbury 8)....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Censorship, Soviet Union]

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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]

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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]

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The Mass Media Serves the Interests of the Corporate and Political Elite

- The Mass Media Serves the Interests of the Corporate and Political Elite There exists a symbiotic relationship between corporate America and the United States government. This relationship influences the organizational structure of the mass media and thereby greatly impacts the framing of social problems in our society. The mass media serves the interests of the corporate and political elite by presenting only those issues favorable to their objectives and “filtering” out those that are not. To understand how this “filtering” process works, it is necessary to recognize who actually has control of what issues are presented in the mass media and what issues are omitted....   [tags: Papers]

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Social Media 's Impact On Society

- Social Media There is an old cliché that says; “Time waits on nobody”. Over the last few decades, through every generation, those mega social engines such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram could not have even been thought of as they are today. In today’s global marketplace, there is no age restriction as to when someone is introduced to social media. In fact, it has become the norm. Social media has had such a tremendous impact on our culture within the global marketplace and the way we conduct ourselves as a business on the world stage....   [tags: Culture, Globalization, Popular culture, YouTube]

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Creative Freedom in News and Social Media

- In trying to attract new audiences, news media have begun to transition from reporting to becoming a form of entertainment. With the meteoric rise of social media’s role as a news source, the fight for an increase of diversity in the media, and the ever-growing desire of immediate content, the future of responsible journalism is more important than ever. Ask yourself, why do I think the way I do. Where do my political views originate. How do I prove them. Most likely, it is due to the biased portrayal of issues in the media and the politicization that accompanies what we consume....   [tags: journalism, entertainment, audiences]

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Social Media And Its Effects On Society

- ... Kids are therefore able to see things kids 20 years ago could not even imagine seeing. They take these awful things and incorporate them into their lives. Because some pop singer tweeted out how amazing drugs were and how good they made them feel, then some kid is able to take that and see it as good. Bullying has also become a huge problem in the world of social media. Kids used to have to deal with bullies when they went to school but now the bullies are able to come into their home through social media....   [tags: Television, Popular culture, Culture]

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Expanding Social Media Into the Chinese Market

- Twitter is expanding its social media business into China. This report seeks to describe the potential problems of this expansion by analyzing Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft’s mistakes after attempting to enter the Chinese market in 2006. According to Amnesty International (AI), an international human rights organization, the Chinese government has been violating the “fundamental human rights” of its citizens, and Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft have been “complicit.” AI defines these human rights as being inalienable for all human beings....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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The Political Opinion and Behavior of Adolescents and/or Immigrants

- Subject: the political opinion and behavior of the adolescents and/or immigrants Aim: understand how the political internet memes being non traditional forms of political participation, are able to express and influence the political opinion of voters. Background New social media are tools that allow us to reduce the price of the individual participation of discussion and action in political life, as well as strengthen the capacity of feedback. They do this by facilitating the transition from private to public segment of the information space....   [tags: political participation, social media]

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Society’s Misconception of Cursing in Media

- “ ‘Profane language’ includes those words that are so highly offensive that their mere utterance in the context presented may, in legal terms, amount to a ‘nuisance.’ ” (“Obscenity”). This definition was created by the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, which is, “a part of our government that is charged with enforcing politeness as a matter of law” (Glass). Whether it is broadcast through television or the radio, any word that is deemed by the FCC to be “profane” is not legally allowed to be said on the air between the hours of 6am and 10pm....   [tags: profane language, nuisance, obscenity]

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How Media Affect Younger Audiences

- From a young age I have been interested in the social and political influence of the media, and the ways in which it affects our lives. One particular interest is how the media affect younger audiences, such as how through new technologies sexual content is increasingly presented through varying media channels. The way this is interpreted and impacts upon the values of young people is compelling, and I believe worthy of close study to inform better understanding. This is a subject that I have a developed a strong commitment to via my undergraduate studies but also through time spent researching in a school during the final year of my academia....   [tags: Sociology, Cultural studies, Critical theory]

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- Self-censorship During the time of my life age zero to six, I watched television. I listened to music. I watched movies. From a stroller, my mother would push me around the grocery store as she shopped. I would read various signs posted around the store. “Frozen.” “Watermelon.” “Pasta.” Where did I learn to read. Not from books, teachers, or educational toys. I learned to read from a daily diet of “Sesame Street” and “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” Individuals who blame media for the downfall of society are shortsighted....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Censorship : Fighting Police Brutality With Technology

- Transparency: Fighting Police Brutality with Technology The media has never been a reliable source of information, considering the fact that anything can be altered by a network to change their audience’s perception on a subject. Entering an era of smartphones and social media where a majority of Americans have access to these advances. Technology has opened up the possibility to access real time, live footage in different places around the world. It can now be used to increase transparency between police officers....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Public Libraries Must Censor Internet Pornography

- Imagine yourself to be a typical parent in this century. With very little time on your hands, your schedule is jammed tight: meals to fix, kids to get ready to school, getting yourself ready, a job to go to, pick up the kids, bills to pay, food to buy, etc. On one particular day, one of your children notifies you that once again they are going to the library to finish a school paper. No harm in that right. However, perhaps you would think differently if you knew your child wasn’t going to the library to merely finish his report, but to also look at pornography he had been introduced to on the internet....   [tags: Library Censorship, Censoring]

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Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

- In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses the theme censorship. In today’s society the government censors almost everything, from social media pages, to text messages in one’s personal cell phones. In Fahrenheit 451 the “Firemen”, in the story are a direct reflection of our current government. In order to control the people’s knowledge and self-thinking the “Firemen” destroy the books. The same control the “Firemen” seek to have is the same type of control our government seek. Montag is the “Fireman” that began to wonder why they were burning the books....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Censorship, Ray Bradbury, Dystopia]

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Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

- Censorship is defined as the act of taking out unacceptable parts from books, movies, and other content available to the public eye. In Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, censorship takes over a major part of the citizen’s lives. In the modernistic era, the story is based upon a lot of television and is censored to the important and educational content we have in the present, such as; books, which open doors to infinite amounts of knowledge. Original thoughts, curiosity, and knowledge are not common factors within the characters of Fahrenheit 451....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia, Censorship, Ray Bradbury]

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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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The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index

- The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria. This index ranked the United States at 49th place out of 180 countries, which can be contributed to their high abuse score. Other countries compared to the US was 47th-Niger and 51st-Taiwan. These two countries were used to compare to the United States because of their ranking was close to the US and they had abuse scores. The other two countries that were ranked 48th-Malta and one under the US, 50th-Comoros, did not have abuse scores....   [tags: Mass media, Journalism, Freedom of speech]

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Media Violence in Children's Lives

- Media Violence in Children's Lives During the past decade, America has witnessed an alarming increase in the incidence of violence in the lives of children. On a daily basis, children in America are victims of violence, as witnesses to violent acts in their homes or communities, or as victims of abuse, neglect, or personal assault. The causes of violent behavior in society are complex and interrelated. Among the significant contributors are poverty, racism, unemployment, illegal drugs, inadequate or abusive parenting practices, and real-life adult models of violent problem-solving behavior....   [tags: essays papers]

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Walt Disney Company : The Media Circuit Of Culture

- This essay is going to show how the Walt Disney company relates to the media circuit of culture. Walt Disney Company was originally produced by American’s coperation since 1923 in Hollywood. After the production of two movies, the company were struggling because of the Pitfall distributions rights. However, the company then created Mickey Mouse, this can help the company to obtain their distribution rights. However, again the Disney Company could not afford to make the following animated movies due to the cost of production....   [tags: The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney]

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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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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]

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Implications of Internet Censorship

-      Abstract:  This paper deals with the ethical and social implications inherent in filtering content online.  As exposure to the Internet penetrates deeper into mainstream lives across all demographic groups, there has been increased concern about the ability of children to obtain access to printed and graphic material believed to be detrimental to their development and/or well-being.  Not only could this material be argued to be damaging, it could possibly lead children to act violently or maliciously towards others.  Proponents of filtering objectionable content argue that through such means society will be able to utilize the power of the Internet to acquire information, while still ad...   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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Attempts at Internet Censorship

-        Ever since the Internet became such a large source of information in our lives, there has been a group of people who believed it need be cleansed of certain material.  These people believe that groups, corporations, and the government have the right to block whatever material they deem objectionable.  They are quite simply wrong.  The First Amendment guarantees our right to freedom of expression.  Furthermore, the ability to block or ban these sites does not exist.  There have been several attempts to enforce some sort of standard of morals on the Internet.  The online community has always fiercely opposed these intrusions on its Civil Liberties and privacy.  One of the most famous...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Influence of the Wealthy Over the Media and Politics

- "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one." --- —A.J. Liebling. The majority of media in the United States, are owned in operated by wealthy individuals and corporations. Media also helps portray “big business” good or bad, depending on their influence, mostly due to contributions. Due to these contributions, select few have been able to manipulate and create a bias towards the contributor....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Advanced Technology and The Internet

- With the advent of the advanced technology and the Internet, electronic media has become a popular medium for disseminating information to the public. It aids in overcoming communication barriers across geographical landscapes and serves as one the most dependable source to many people around the world. Electronic media is defined as a media platform that uses electronics or electromechanical energy for the audience to access the content. The content is also referred to as the broadcast. Broadcasting is by far the most important source of information (Article19, 2002)....   [tags: media, telecomunications]

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Government Censorship

- The government should not control the content of television shows and limit the amount of weekly violence shown. The responsibility of controlling the viewing of television shows expressing acts of violence should specifically be in the hands of parents. Parents are becoming too reliant upon governmental provisions with respect to raising their children and television violence is becoming an excuse for criminal acts. Children, especially younger children, are impressionable, but with proper guidance from a parental source in regards to television viewing, kids are not likely to act out violent television images....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Evolution of Newspapers, Journalism, and Its Censorships in China

- Evolution of Newspapers, Journalism and its Censorships in China As we have read many articles on the past, we have been reading about different censorships that are happening in China. It is very important to understand where China came from and how the country has developed their government, and how the totalitarianism government is and has been playing a role in the case of journalism. There are many scholars who have been studying the situations and evolutionary developments of newspapers and journalisms within China and it is important to see how these situations have developed over course of time....   [tags: government, journalism, ideologies, publications]

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Mad TV: The Impact of Televised Violence on America

- Mad TV: The Impact of Televised Violence on America Everyone’s seen the classic cartoons. Wile E. Coyote chasing the Roadrunner around a bend, only the Roadrunner turns, but our comedic--and usually stupid--villain doesn’t. So, he falls from a height of what looks like about 500,000 feet, only to become a small puff of smoke at the bottom of the canyon. After all, if what happens to you when you fall from that height were to have happened to Mr. Coyote, that would have been a very short lived cartoon series....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Media Essays]

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War Againsts Iraq: The Media, Its Portrayal of the War and the Effect of Its Perspective

- ... The portrayal of the media in this case was that of a battle of civilization and the goal of ridding Iraq of the weapons of mass destruction. A Comparison of the Two Medias A clear distinction is seen between the media coverage by North America and the Middle East. The America`s media drums up support for the Iraqi war, or is sympathetic to the course while the Middle Eastern media uses coverage as another war front in its resistance or criticizes America and its Allies for the invasion. Common images circulating US media publications are pictures of American soldiers saving children from the barrage of war, arresting Sunni kidnappers or killers and gallant Special Forces teams fighting...   [tags: allegations of propaganda]

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The Effect Censorship has on Art

- Though out history artist have rejected any forms of censorship. Governments have had to enforce censorship laws for the sake of public safety. As well, as to maintain control of society and to uphold the moral and ethical values that the populous demands. Whether you are for or against censorship in art, it serves a useful purpose in moderation, but it can be taken to extremes. Whether it’s a fascist government or a extremist religious organization it is easy for a controversial law to be twisted in order to grab and maintain absolute power over the masses....   [tags: Censorship]

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Influence of the Media in the Anti-War Movent of the 60's and 70's

- The media were once a key ally of the Johnson administration during the early stages of the war, now turned completely against American involvement. The Johnson administration used the media to rally support of his proposals in Vietnam, such as the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which inevitably allowed Johnson to become more assertive in the war. Without censorship, the Medias exposure of the Tet Offensive and the Mai Lai Massacre from outlets such as CBS, The New York Times, Life magazine, and NBC depicted the war in an entirely different light....   [tags: history, Vietnam]

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The Pros and Cons of Censorship

- Remember the day when you could say anything you wanted without worrying about someone telling you, “That’s not correct”or “don’t say that.” Yes. Everybody does. Many long to live in that era once more; they long to be able to speak their mind in public without anyone thinking they are weird or crazy. Lately it seems as though you have to retain your thoughts inside your mind and not say anything. Many college campuses and websites have started to establish rules which prevent people from saying what’s on their mind and writing or saying something which may harm others....   [tags: Censorship,]

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Censorship in China

- The Freedom of Speech is granted to every American citizen and has been since it was founded in 1776; however, not every nation grants that right. China, as a communist nation, retains most individual freedom rights from its citizens. Although in the Peoples Republic of China’s (PRC) 1982 constitution, people are guaranteed Freedom of Expression and Press; it is often violated by the current corrupt government. The government demands the news to be 80% positive and 20% negative, altering the facts n occasion....   [tags: Censorship]

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Censorship in American Literature

- Censorship has been a big part of the world’s history and especially America’s history. One of the most quoted amendments to the United States constitution is the first amendment; “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ...” This amendment guaranteeing free speech, press, and religion is still heavily debated and contested today. Censorship, as a challenge to free speech and press has been allowed many times and has been heavily debated itself. Many people censor for many different reasons and in many different forms....   [tags: Censorship]

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Internet Censorship: Censoring Freedom

- With today’s technology, communication and information can travel across the world in a matter of seconds. Ever since the internet was first made publically available in 1991 the ease of accessing entertainment, education, and information has been increasing every year. We now live in an age where roughly 30% of all people in the entire world are connected to the web ("World Internet Usage Statistics New and World Population Stats"). However, despite the obvious advantages of the internet’s freedom, some countries are trying to control the internet and display what it deems appropriate for the public eye....   [tags: Censorship]

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Internet Censorship: How it effects education

- Internet Censorship: How it effects education How does Internet censorship effect education. That is the question that needs to be answered. Censorship cannot be completely done away with in schools, society, and the law would simply not allow it. The internet also cannot be completely censored, because the technology for that simply does not exist. People have various stances on this issue and they can be split up into four general groups: The Government, parents, students, and teachers. They all have different views on the issue, although who is right or wrong has not yet been decided....   [tags: Censorship]

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The Responsibility of Parenting in Preventing Violence instead of the Media

- The Responsibility of Parenting in Preventing Violence instead of the Media In the past few years, media violence has increased on television, in turn bringing inevitable resistance from concerned parents. What they don't stop to think about is that maybe the media is not the only area to blame. Parents are to blame when children are subjected to violence in the media, because it is due to an undedicated parent, not a careless network or radio station....   [tags: Papers]

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Peace Negotiations Between Arafat and Clinton

- Peace Negotiations Between Arafat and Clinton Many third world and communist countries are known for their censorship in the media, ranging from television, radio, and the newspapers. Even with these shortcomings they still are able to present a side of an issue. The capitalistic world can dominate the networks of the media as well and also provide certain amounts of censorship with only one side of a view. The way the capitalistic world is able to dominate the media is by advertisement....   [tags: Foreign Relations Media Coverage Essays]

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Concentration of Ownership and Decreasing Diversity in Print Media

- Concentration of Ownership and Decreasing Diversity in Print Media     For all who love to read books, imagine walking into bookstore after bookstore seeing the same type of books over and over. No variety, no choice, only repetition. Although America prides itself on freedom and democracy more than any nation in the world, this hypothetical situation is becoming increasingly closer to becoming a reality than some may think. Consolidation and concentration of ownership in print media companies may cause for the inability of some people to voice their opinions....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Role of Media in the War Effort on the Home Front

- The Role of Media in the War Effort on the Home Front Introduction: During the war, media was everywhere, on lampposts, in shops, anywhere a person went they would see propaganda all around them. The media got into people's lives; it influenced them and cheered them up. It also told people about recent events, it kept them informed. Media took many forms in the war; there was radio, cinema, newspapers and posters. Television had no part in the war since the BBC went offline at the beginning of the war....   [tags: Papers]

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Don't Change the Station!

- Fellow students, if your parents were to get in your car and turn on the ignition, what would they hear coming from the radio. Would you be embarrassed knowing your radio station was on when they borrowed the car. Fellow student parents, you like to listen to some of the same music as your kids. But how many times did the conversation between DJs take such a turn, and all you could do was make some quick small talk as you hurry and flip the station of shut the radio off. Radio became popular in the early 1920s....   [tags: Media]

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Exploring Whether or not Profanity in Music is Corrupting our Youth

- Profanity in music, is it a problem that must be addressed now or is it even a problem that we as a society have the power to fix. There have been many different arguments on the topic of profanity in music, however the question remains should music be censored. In Robert T. M. Phillips’ address to congress he insists that we must act now to protect our society from the damaging effects of explicit music. Becky L. Tatum argues in her article “The Link Between Rap Music and Youth Crime and Violence” that the effects of rap music are basically unknown and extensive research must be conducted before causal assumptions are made....   [tags: music, media violence]

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Lack of Freedom Of Speech in Sudan

- ... There is no restriction on the personnel in those services. There are many journalists that have been put into jail. Moreover, many press runs have been seized by the government and many newspapers have been closed. For instance, Al-Watan (a newspaper) was suspended by the security police just because it published articles about government corruption. Restrictions are also imposed on international journalists. Similar is the case with the use of Internet. It won’t be incorrect to state that Sudan has no respect and reverence for the freedom of speech, freedom of connection, contribution and nonviolent assemblage....   [tags: Africa, Media, Government]

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Nazi Germany's Deadly Use of Propaganda

- It is evident that propaganda is based on the emotion of humans, which includes fear, anxiety, pride, greed and adventure. During wartime, propaganda concentrated on both positive and negative themes. These themes embraced family love, patriotism, courage and hope which was in contrast to the neutral themes such as fear of the enemy and antipathy. Many of these messages were not all lies but were depicting a strong proposal towards creating compelling, but somewhat manipulative narratives. However, they were not based on reality, but instead were exaggerated and distorted the truth....   [tags: censorship, film, war]

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Position Paper: Censorship

- Every structured society has suffered from some form of censorship of literature, art, or entertainment. Plato, the famous the famous Greek philosopher, was the first to record a method of censorship in a democratic society. In his Republic one of the first guidelines Plato designates is that " The first thing will be to establish a censorship of the writers of fiction, and let the censors receive any tale of fiction which is good, and reject the bad; and we will desire mothers and nurses to tell their children the authorized ones only....   [tags: Censorship]

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A Study of the Impact of Sina Weibo on the Formation of Public Opinion in Mainland China

- ... With the development of Internet since the late 20th century, it is argued by many scholars that the Internet provides the possibility for the existence of a democratic public sphere (Boeder, 2005; Hinderman, 2008; Papacharissi, 2002 and Papacharissi, 2010). Papacharissi(2002) argues that Internet provides an unprecedentedly large quantity of information, which facilitates the public’s discussions over political issues. In addition, via the Internet, geographical constraints of communication are overcome....   [tags: social media, democratization of society]

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Does New Communication Technology Benefit Society

- The media Digital today opened a variety of activities appealing , attractive young people than ever before , and where they created a series of new demands that previous generations did not imagine . The mobile phones increasingly diverse , multi-functional , with services such as recording , photography , networking , ringtones and wallpapers add variety , chat and send text messages, listen to music and watch movies ... We are becoming " one " indispensable people wealthy , the poor more easily and " bought " a "theme " of " second-hand " ....   [tags: digital media today]

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Television and Censorship - Violence Rating System Needed for TV

- Violence Rating System Needed for TV Programs While society recognizes the detrimental effects of general television on children, parents and other child advocacy groups don't feel as though there is an adequate rating system. Consequences of ineffective rating systems are that children's personalities are being negatively affected. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made legislation to address this issue, but the children's advocacy community is still dissatisfied. This community includes The National PTA, the American Psychological Association, The Center for Educational Priorities and other child advocacy groups....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Overview of Press Freedom

- According to Sussman (2001), In 500 B.C., Athenians in Greece enjoyed remarkable freedoms as the writer did not harshly trash the establishment, as Socrates discovered at his execution while In the 21st century, many countries still permit only such limited freedom but the 16th century printing press brought 4 new possibilities for free expression, but the Church and the State soon clamped down. So for centuries thereafter brave citizens tried to share ideas freely, but were harshly restricted even unto death....   [tags: Print Media, Finland]

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Morality Concepts And Theories

- Obtaining the ability to discuss morality with little thought and few words seems impossible. Morality remains a subject too complex to simply just toss around the table. Esteeming this topic too lightly becomes a situation for many, because people don’t know what to believe anymore, due to the fact that social media and other resources throw out whatever theory comes their way, into the world. The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering defines morality as “generally accepted standards of right and wrong in a society” (undefined....   [tags: Censorship, Utilitarianism, Specialization]

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The Government Must NOT Censor Pornography

- It goes by many names, from "smut" to "erotic art." It's as old as civilization itself, and is present in all cultures, with or without the approval of those in authority. It takes many forms, finding expression in literature, music, painting, sculpture and theater, as well as in the more modern media of photography and cinema. Its creators range from the anonymous scrawler to the likes of Catullus, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Titian, and Wagner; and their talents run the gamut from childishly crude to supremely eloquent....   [tags: Pornography Censorship]

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Censorship : What Does Censorship Mean?

- Music Censorship What does censorship mean. Censorship comes from the word censoring, which is an official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures,radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political,military, or other grounds. Censorship leads all the way back to the 1800s. when confederate songs were banned after the Civil War ended (A). Artists like Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday were prohibited to be played on the radio stations because they did not follow the guidelines....   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech, Obscenity]

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Advertising in Today's Society

- Advertisements clutter modern day society. It seems as if on every street corner, website, television show, magazine, or even car window, someone somewhere is trying to sell you something. Whether it be a product, a service, or an idea, businesses ploy manipulative and deceitful marketing schemes in order to persuade consumers into buying whatever they have to sell. While mass spread of these advertisements can be conducive to economic growth and possibly have other indirectly beneficial effects, there are a vast amount of advertisements that are sending destructive messages to the general public, as well as to the younger population of people....   [tags: Television, Billboards, Media, Internet]

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How the Internet has Tansformed the Public Sphere Using Technology

- One of the most well known ideas in Chaos Theory is called the Butterfly Effect. Depending on initial conditions, the theory hypothesis that a small change in a system can lead to much larger effect after a chain of events. Therefore, it is perfectly possible that a cyclone in the US is caused by a butterfly’s flap of wings several weeks ago. When Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in front of a Tunisian government building, no one would have predicted the chain reaction that ultimately led to the fall of governments in Tunisia and Egypt....   [tags: internet technology, censorship ,butterfy effect]

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The Theory and Practice of Censorship

- The development and influx of print resources brought about many changes to society, from education to science. It also affected the control the government had over the expression of its citizens and how it saw the circulation of these ideas. Printing was seen as a major invention important for circulating great pieces of scholarship, though it created a problem for those trying to keep scandalous and heretical ideas from being disseminated. D.M. Loades describes, “Writings were tangible objects, and printed books and pamphlets went through a sophisticated process of production....   [tags: printing, censorships, politics]

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Monkey See, Monkey Do?

- We live in a day and age completely dictated by our media. From printed word to television, we can’t escape the latest Hollywood scandal or the most popular Disney show. Still, as the amount of television we watch rises we are faced with the same nagging question. Does media influence our behavior. My whole childhood I was taught that television would rot my brain and teach me to be a crummy human being. Now we see this argument all the time, an outraged group of parents preaching about Miley Cyrus or Family Guy....   [tags: does media influence our behavior?]

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Google's Competitive Analysis

- Google’s Competitive Analysis Table of content Executive Summary---------------------------------------------------------------------------3 Introduction------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Google’s Background------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5 Google’s Competitive Analysis-------------------------------------------------------------9 Google’s strategic Recommendations--------------------------------------------------15 References-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------17 Executive Summary The management report is an analysis of an Internet media company G...   [tags: media business strategy]

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The Press and Media Cause Rampant Swaying of the Election Votes through Their Opinions and Reports

- The Press and Media Cause Rampant Swaying of the Election Votes Through Their Opinions and Reports Today, the press and media cause rampant swaying of the vote through their own opinions and reports. People are often misled with half-truths and believable rumors that can aid or ruin an election. Journalists and the newspapers often print things too hastily, without first investigating the truth or at least both sides of a story. Candidates abuse the media, using money as a pass to publicly slander and deface the character of their opposition, his ideals, and even the innocent people related to him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Internet Censorship in China

- In the United States, every child, teenager and adult uses Wikipedia, YouTube and Facebook, among numerous other sites, regularly. The internet is open and uncensored for the most part, other than parental controls. In China, most, if not all of those types of sites are or have been blocked. As in, you could not go to them, unless you found some way around the web filters and firewalls the Chinese government runs in their country. While China defends their practice of internet censorship, based on “protecting” the people, heavy internet censorship is a block to free speech and impedes economic and social development in the 21st century....   [tags: Internet Censorship]

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The Spiral Of Silence Theory

- ... Journal Articles Incorporating the Theory The spiral of silence theory has been used in a number of recent research studies on such controversial social and political issues as same-sex marriage, reproductive issues, climate change, racism, military engagements and globalization. One recent study on alcohol option laws in Kentucky examined the debate in Murray, Kentucky, based on telephone surveys of 38 adult residents. Contacts were asked to identify the factors that discouraged discussion of the alcohol debate....   [tags: Mass media, Sociology, Cancer, Propaganda]

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First Amendment And Music Censorship

- The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights exists because the Founders of our country understood the importance of free expression. The First Amendment states "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . ." (Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution 17). One of the ways the American people use this freedom of speech and expression is through the creation of the art form known as music. Music's verbal expression bonds our society through our emotions and experiences....   [tags: Censorship]

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Censorship is Not an Effective Way to Protect Children

- Teachers suspended, radio and television personalities fired, authors disinvited to speaking events, all because their words, opinions or shows did not agree with what a handful of people consider appropriate. One would think these types of situations regarding censorship happened decades ago, not in a time now, where people pride themselves on having an open-mind and the ability of forward thinking. However, censorship still prevails in America today, and not only censorship of pornography or violence on television, but it seeps into our textbooks and classrooms too, all in the name of protecting the children....   [tags: Censorship Essays]

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The Censorship Of The Music Industry

- “There is no truer truth obtainable by man, than comes of music." -Robert Browning Today in every country around the world there exists censorship laws regarding what is appropriate to be broadcast on television and radio for consumption by the general public. Things such as inappropriate or offensive language, references to drugs, criminal activities or even references to sex can be deemed inappropriate and not broadcast. The question arises, is this something done for the good of the public, or is this censoring a violation of our freedom to hear or see what we want to, and is it also a violation of the freedom of the artist to not play their music or to force them to change and compromis...   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech, Profanity]

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Photojournalism and Televised News

- “In the "photo opportunity," […] an event is created for the specific purpose of being represented in a media image, to be consumed by viewers as reality.” (Gramson 387) This essay will explain how a mass society formerly enchanted by photojournalism has become subject to control by the transfer to biased television newscasts. This will be explained using evidence from Ulrich Keller to explore how the introduction of photojournalism created a false sense of truth and reality. Furthermore, I will explain the change which ensued with the birth of television newscasts using Mitchell Stephens’ writing on the matter....   [tags: Method, Social Control, Media Image]

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Who is watching us on the web?

- Who is watching us on the web. I. Background P.R.China is a communist country with rather strict control over its citizens' political activities. The decentralized Internet - which is growing extremely quickly in mainland China - puts a new challenge to our Chinese government, who was used to have fully control over newspapers, television, and any other media. In 2001, approximately 52.38 million Chinese visited world famous searching websites google and AltaVista according to CNN. In Jun 2002, China blocked Google and AltaVista along with other famous Chinese websites hosted in the United States like Wenxuecity, Chinesenewsnet, and Dajiyuan....   [tags: China Censorship Internet Papers]

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Censorship in the Classroom

- Sex. Politics. Religion. The big three: a work of literature is often considered controversial because of its statement about or use of these topics. What makes these and other areas so touchy in the classroom. Why do some parents and concerned community members want controversial materials out of the classroom. In this look at the language of censorship, we must first define censorship, who does the censoring, and why. These will be the first three spotlights for looking at the language of censorship....   [tags: Censorship Essays]

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Ethics in Reality TV Shows

- Ethics in Reality TV Shows “A man is standing on a swing, holding both metal lines that support it. Tied in chains around his waist and on each leg, he holds the 3 keys that are strapped to his wrist. He is to free himself after being submerged to the water outdoor with biting cold temperature as fast as he can to win the $50,000 prize beating the other contestants.” This is one of the scenes I saw a couple of weeks ago in the Reality TV show, "Fear Factor". Technology has greatly progressed specially in the area of multimedia communications of which television is one of them....   [tags: Entertainment Media Television Papers]

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Video Game Violence

- Video Game Violence Violence in video games has been a hot topic ever since the beginnings of the industry. From depictions of a polygonal frog being run over in Frogger, to stealing cars in a realistic environment a la Grand Theft Auto, this topic has sparked serious debate. The traditional liberal stance is that the government should forcefully regulate the video game industry. The conservative stance is that the industry does a good job of rating itself, and that government should not get involved....   [tags: Media]

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Censorship Should NOT be Placed on Books

- Censorship Should NOT be Placed on Books      "Censorship... a system under which official censors must give permission before communications of a specified type can lawfully be made" (Wilgoren, 1). Recently censorship has become a major problem in our society. Censorship should not be banned on books. People should not be told they cannot read a book. Unfortunately history has shown that words can be used for ill as well as for good, to destroy lives as well as to enhance them. (Steffens, 9) Words and reading them gives us a better understanding of other peoples views....   [tags: Censorship Censors]

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Freedom of Speech

- Freedom of Speech Freedom of speech is something that, traditionally, has been unique to the United States. In fact, it was one of the founding principles of our country. It was the group of repressed colonists that decided that they would no longer accept the fact that they were not allowed to speak out against the throne. They decided that they would not accept not being able to denounce the Church of England. And on July 4, 1776, what could be seen as one of the boldest forms of speech ever ensured that never again would American's be subject to the harsh regulation of Great Britain....   [tags: Censorship Rights Essays]

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Censorship in the Music Industry

- Censorship in the Music Industry Censorship in the music industry can be divided into two categories involving new music technology and music products. In the United States, the issue of censorship doesn’t necessarily concern music products but rather new music technology. The music industry has become increasingly concerned with the online peer-to-peer services like Kazaa and Morpheus using the MP3 format or motion pictures expert group which allows users to download music free and fast (Cloonan, 2003)....   [tags: Censorship Essays]

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Bad Language and Violence in Entertainment

- I find this "liberated age" morally and intellectually void of any redeeming qualities. I must admit that when I was a teenager life styles were, in comparison, almost puritanical and teenagers felt life was too restrictive. Today the restrictions have indeed been relaxed. In fact I see very little sign of any restrictions on content and explicitness and I find this both annoying and insulting to my concept of decency or morality. I search through the movie listings to find a film that will be enjoyable....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Media TV Violence]

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Chinese Society

- There is no doubt today that the nature of Chinese society is distinctly similar to the society under the Mao era and even under the Deng Xiaoping era. Many attribute this change to the reform and opening that had occurred in China under Deng Xiaoping. The emergence of the internet coupled with sociological shifts has created a China that is closely relatable to the U.S society. This paper will discuss how society has changed through various topics such as, migration, dating, media, youth and religion....   [tags: Migration, Dating, Media, Youth, Religion]

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Music Censorship

- Music Censorship      Today, in the 1990's, citizens in our society are being bombarded with obscene material from every direction. From the hate lyrics of Gun's 'N Roses to the satanic lyrics of Montley Crue and Marilyn Manson to the sexually explicit graphical content of today's movies, the issue is how much society is going to permit and where we, as a society, should we draw the line. The freedom of speech has always been considered a right, but that doesn't mean that you can shout, "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater....   [tags: Censoring Censorship Music Lyrics Essays]

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