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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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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Should Nudity in Art and Iin The Internet Be Allowed?

- The citizens of Canada are living in a democracy that has given us all first amendment and fundamental rights. The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights was made for the people and by the people as the Founders of our country understood the importance of free expression. The First Amendment states "Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: ... freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication." This alone should mean that there should be no government intervention on a code of ethics or morality....   [tags: internet censorship, ethics, moral]

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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]

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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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Let the Students Speak: The Importance of Free Speech on College Campuses

- Ah, the freedom of speech. Outlined in our nation’s Constitution and considered one of the most fundamental of all human rights, it gives us the ability to express ourselves without government interference, restraint, or suppression (“Freedom of Speech: An Overview”). Free speech is practiced by all types of American citizens, from the teenage girl posting a picture of a Starbucks cup on Instagram to the riled adult handing out fliers for a political cause. Every form of expression, ranging from the frivolous to the meaningful and the agreeable to the controversial, is protected by this significant and irreplaceable liberty....   [tags: knowledge, censorship, constitution]

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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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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]

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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,]

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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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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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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]

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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

- 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]

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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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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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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]

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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]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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- 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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