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Censorship In China Essay

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I will be writing about how America’s government is not the only one in the world using censorship to prevent its people from hearing and knowing the truth. China and several other countries are doing the exact same thing. It is mandated by China’s Communist government that all types of media be censored before being released to the people. China’s government is is known for blocking internet access and using censorship to keep order. I’m going to write about the different methods China’s government uses to prevent its people from knowing what is really happening. In China, the government monitors all things on the internet, and blocks certain web sites and pages that contain anything it does not want the people seeing. Another common method of censorship is the government reviewing all of the newspapers before they are released for print, if the government does not approve, the articles are rewritten, or not published at all. The government allows for criticism of it, but if there is any sort of collective expression within it, the words will be destroyed like many other things in China.
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"Censorship Rewrite." The Timaru Herald. N.p., 10 Jan. 2013. Web.

Officials at a weekly newspaper in China are defusing a standoff over censorship, with reporters agreeing to resume work in exchange for a rollback of some press controls. The agreement hashed out yesterday comes in time for the Guangzhou-based Southern Weekly to publish as normal tomorrow and ends a test for the newly installed Communist Party leadership of Xi Jinping. Setting off the dispute was a senior propaganda official's rewriting of a New Year editorial calling for constitutional government to include praise for the party. Two members of the ...

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... a blow against censorship appeared to fizzle with a tentative resolution.

Wong, Gillian. "Chinese Newspaper in Censorship Row Holds Talks With Propaganda Officials as Protest Continues." The Canadian Press. N.p., 08 Jan. 2013. Web.

The Charity Commission was accused by The New York Times of a form of "state censorship" January 7 after it refused to disclose background papers about its inquiries into an appeal founded by George Galloway, the MP. The newspaper asked the Supreme Court to let it see evidence which led the regulator to accuse the Mariam Appeal for sick Iraqi children of taking donations from improper sources linked to the United Nations Oil-for-Food programme. Mr Galloway had condemned the commission's accusations as "sloppy, misleading and partial". Philip Coppel, QC, for The Times, said: "State censorship ... is Just what this case is about."
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