Media censorship destroys the necessary objective journalism of a country and disturbs the freedom of expression of all citizens as well as the democracy of the country. There are many countries in the world whose governments impose such censorship in order to prevent any information contrary to their thoughts to go on air. The question is, how far a government would come to silence so many mouths? Venezuela should be a democratic country with freedom of expression as its constitution states, the government should not violate the law by censoring the media to announce news that all citizens and the rest of the world need to know regarding to what is it happening in Venezuela everyday. It is commonly known that all citizens of every country should have rights to express what they feel or think, in the case of Venezuela, according to Brewer-Carías, writer of “Dismantling democracy in Venezuela,” Venezuelan constitution states that everyone has the right to express freely his or her thoughts, ideas or opinion orally or in writing, and no censorship shall be established (2010, 152).
Protesters claim that the Venezuelan government is violating their freedom of speech, assembly, and overall expression against the unfair govern of President Maduro (Karimi, 2014). The protesters have the right to express how they feel about their corrupt government and ultimately want to establish nationalism, get their undeniable human rights, and undergo a Democratic Revolution in order to overthrow their current government. The protesters are demanding that their government have better access to necessary goods, improved security, and a protected freedom of speech (BBC News, 2014). The majority of the protesters blame Venezuela's government for their lack of resources and the oppression of people who have the right to express themselves. Inversely, Maduro and other government officials put blame the opposition party for the security, human rights, and economic problems.
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The media has influenced personal beliefs, opinions, and judgments of Hugo Chavez by negatively portraying him. He is shown as a totalitarian leader that is terrorizing the people. The media gives one side of the story and does not show thing whole thing. He is shown as a person that does things for selfish reasons and does not take care of his country. Connie Mack, a candidate for Florida’s U.S. Senate, just recently referred to his regime as, “the corrupt, terrorist supporting Chavez regime” (Gomez 1).
This causes a problem for people who seek a balanced report from a subject without just hearing one side of an argument. Thus, leaving the viewing public ill-informed. The Syrian civil war is a battle between the Syrian government and those who are seeking to dethrone it. The civil war began as a civil uprising from government corruption and human rights abuse, but quickly evolved from minor protest into an armed rebellion. The uprising began around the 15 of March 2011 and is still currently being disputed.
With basically an almost Civil War happening in South America, the people of “Little Venice” or Venezuela have gone and are currently going through very difficult times. This is happening due to careless actions being taken not only in the past but now as well by Venezuela’s military and government. This is proved by the deceiving dictatorships that occur and have occurred, violent protests and revolutions, and preventable economic issues. Government in Venezuela is having an overall negative impact on the entire country and the ones associated with Venezuela. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
For years the Islamic extremists have been terrorizing and violating the rights of the Egyptian people, as well as innocent bystanders that have come to visit Egypt. The government granted special powers to the military leaders to try to stop these attacks on their people; but, in doing so, they have created another problem. Out of fear of this unrest, the military police have gone too far in their investigation efforts. The military police began mass arrests of the Islamic people and interrogating these possible terrorists in ways that violate their human rights. These interrogation methods often involved beatings and electroshock torture.
Media Censorship prohibits people from seeing things online that others can. The government imposes it and punishes those who go against their ways. The censorship imposed to the people of the country revoke the freedom of speech they once thought they had. It has so much effect on those who want their voices heard. Imagine a world where the United States of America limits what the people say on social media and then locks them up for saying something that goes against the beliefs of the government.
Many of the organized crime groups in Honduras target human rights activists to reduce the amount of stories that may be released to be public knowledge. According to the article "Honduras: Prominent Rights Defender Threatened." By Human Rights watch, A man named Leo Valladares Lanza reported to have received numerous anonymous phone calls where his life was threatened. Lanza reported that many peop... ... middle of paper ... ...ate Murders of LGBT People." Human Rights Watch.