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  • Advocates Of School Library Book Censorship
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    because he thinks they might contain 'obscenities or offensive sexual references' (Berger 59). -A Vermont high school librarian is forced to resign because she fought the school board's decision to remove Richard Price's The Wanderers, and to 'restrict' the use of Stephen King's Carrie and Patrick Mann's Dog Day Afternoon (Jones 33). -An Indiana school board takes action that leads to the burning of many copies of a textbook that deals with drugs and the sexual behavior of teenagers (Berger 61)....
  • Censorship Of Music
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    For as long as there has been music, there has been censorship. In fact, in western culture, it is only in the past hundred years that artists have had much autonomy at all. Eric Nu zum discusses the history of censorship, which dates all the way back to the 19th century, on his web page, A Brief History of Banned Music, "Most classical and popular music through the 1800's was created under a patronage system-where a rich benefactor of royalty would pay a composer to create musical works. Music ...
  • Greek Censorship Print Section In Athens
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    Censorship, 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 inj...
  • Censorship Needs
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    The word censorship dates back to the sixth century B.C. in the Roman Empire. Roman officials titled censors would assess citizen's property, and they would proclaim its value. The wealthier a citizen was the more rights that citizen received. Censorship is defined presently as the suppression of all or part of a publication, play, or film considered offensive or a treat. Unfortunately due to current political and social circumstances, or just very wealthy right winged conservatives; the oppress...
  • Our Right To Censor Censorship
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    Censorship should be censored In 443 BC the comitia century of the ancient Roman State began the fight over censorship, or withholding lawful information from the public to protect the public from violence, pornography, etc This committee felt there was a need for the office of censor who decided what were correct manners and morals. This Roman Empire was the beginning of the war over censorship. Still we feel the need to tighten censorship from the public for various reasons. One argument is th...
  • People's Opinion On The Issue Of Censorship
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    Censorship is, and has always has been, a very important issue in America. Bradley Steffens' book Censorship discusses the history and many of the issues that pertain to censorship. In the introduction, Steffens establishes that the power of words is often used to influence and shape the lives of people and events. He cites many of history's most important people who have made a lasting and inspiring mark on our society. He then goes on to show how words can be used to destroy lives and used in ...
  • Censorship Blocks Out The Inappropriate Material
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    Censorship There are many aspects to censorship. But before I explain the many different aspects of censorship, I would like to discuss what censorship includes. Censorship is the supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. Today, 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...
  • Issue Of Censorship
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    The Censorship in the American Society Jennifer SternE NC 1102 Essay 16 February, 1997 As society emerges into the twenty-first century, control amongst the people is still evident in the actions sought by both houses of Congress. Individuals, in many cultures, are being sheltered from the controversial issues. By suppressing ideas or themes of materials in which a person does not agree, portrays a false atmosphere of society. When the Congress feels that people do not have the ability to form d...
  • Important Points Of Censorship
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    So many new ideas are at first strange and horrible though ultimately valuable that a very heavy responsibility rests upon those who would prevent their dissemination (J.B.S. Haldane). Whether parents are censoring material for their children or the media is presenting to the public only the things it deems newsworthy, a nearly infinite amount of censorships are being exercised every day around the world. More significantly, every legislator or person of political power must consider carefully t...
  • Hate Speech And Obscene Material
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    "Censorship is the act of suppressing publications, movies, television programs, plays, letters, and so on that are considered to be obscene, blasphemous, or politically unacceptable" (MccGwire 4). Censorship should be enforced because it is needed into today's society. Censorship needs to be used in media, hate speech, and obscene material. To begin with, the media has very negative effect on society as a whole. "The mass media-movies, television, and recordings-need to be regulated, and not on...
  • Censorship By The Government
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    No society has ever existed, as far as we know, which has not exercised some form of censorship over the conduct and opinions of its members Good morning teachers and students. Censorship by the government infringes upon the rights of the individual and inhibits freedom of expression. Now, censorship is a broadly used term so what exactly IS censorship Well, censorship is defined by the Australian Macquarie Dictionary as the actions of a censor that is, an official who examines books, plays, new...
  • Moral Censorship
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    Censorship Senior English Mrs. Richardson 22 June 1999 Censorship is the control of communication between people. This includes restrictions on what can be seen and heard. Mostly, censorship is practiced byGoverments. But religious and political leaders and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information. (Berger 1) Censorship violates individual rights, hides useful information, and limits freedom of speech. The four major types of censorship are moral, military, political, ...
  • Part Of Obscenity
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    Censorship What is Obscenity Clearly something hard to talk about. "Obscenity" is difficult to discuss. After all, what makes a thing obscene It's an elusive term we use, but can't explain. Different people often see things differently. Some see obscenity in nude pictures, statues, etc. Then other people do not find as much obscenity in these things. One thing we should keep in our minds is that, "obscene" is not the same word as "wrong" or "bad". Many people think that obscenity is identical wi...
  • Censorship Of Academic Materials
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    There is an epidemic in our country, and it is growing stronger daily. Someone is not being allowed to live her / his life to the fullest degree because of this disease. Its traits can be found in every city, town, and state across the country. No, this epidemic is not AIDS or cancer: however, if left alone, its long term effects can be just as detrimental. The name of the epidemic is censorship, and last year, the number of censorship cases in the school systems across America reached a new hig...
  • Moral Censorship
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    Censorship Censorship is the control of communication between people. This includes restrictions on what can be seen and heard. Mostly, censorship is practiced by Governments. But religious and political leaders and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information. Censorship violates individual rights, hides useful information, and limits freedom of speech. The four major types of censorship are moral, military, political, and religious. The most common type is moral censorsh...
  • Last Method Of Censorship
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    Censorship Essay Censor means to examine in order to suppress or delete any object that may seem objectionable. I believe censorship is wrong because certain materials may not be objectionable to some people. Censorship is used in radio and television to prevent the corruption of people's minds. Censorship is wrong because individuals should have the freedom to listen or watch what they want, whether or not it offends some, without interference. The television is one place where censorship is st...
  • Differences Between Freedom Of Speech And Censorship
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    Is censorship the answer to the issues of hate propaganda within society? Do we shield our children's eye to the harsh realities in life, and let them discover the shocking truths on their own? It can be nice to pretend that this is a world devoid of hate and perversions, but this is not reality. People have a right to be aware of the multifaceted society in which they are a part of if they choose to. Garry Wills presents the concept of censorship "In Praise of Censure" published in 1989, by Tim...
  • Basic Principle For Censorship
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    Should there be limits to free speech? Many Americans would answer No to this question. Freedom of expression is one of the basic privileges bestowed on all Americans by the Bill of Rights, the first ten Amendments to the constitution. Traditionally, no form of expression should be censored unless it poses a direct harm to others. But the question inevitably arises regarding the kinds of harm from which people should be protected-from racists who preach hatred and foment violence? From anarchist...
  • Argument For Censorship
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    how far is censorship beneficial to man? Censorship has been defined as 'the removal of material that is deemed or judged offensive to any sector of the population. ' Many have wondered, "Just how beneficial is censorship to man, when is it enough and does it help?" It is my view however; that there is no clear answer to that question, for censorship has its fair balance of advantages and disadvantages. One advantage that most people can agree on is that censorship protects the young, the innoce...
  • Censorship On The Internet At The Library
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    Censorship is a way of life, we need to stop this and live free. Outline the arguments on censorship presented by various groups. The two groups on censorship are those that are for it and those that are against it. Those who support censorship believe that Canadians and especially young people need to be protected from all sexual matters, scenes of violence and foul language. Feminist groups that are for censorship disagree with all forms of material that exploit women and children sexually. Gr...

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