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Censorship: Is it ever Permissible to Restrain Speech?
"Censorship." The word is such a powerful one that to many Americans the idea of any type of censorship seems to be the worst human rights violation imaginable. After all, if speech is controlled, how can people express differing political views and bring about desired social change? This viewpoint of the primary importance of free speech in a free society is a very American approach to the concept of censorship. However, as the internet has made it possible for people to cross country and boundaries with simply the click of a mouse, more and more people are becoming aware that American ideals of free speech are hardly universal. In other countries, some human rights are seen as even more important than the freedom of speech. This paper will explore the concept of free speech as it exists in America, limitations on free speech….

Censorship -- Pro
The First Amendment has been part of the Bill of Rights since the creation of the Constitution in 1789. It was created to ensure that people would be able to express their ideas, whether they be political or religious, without fear of repercussion from the government. The Amendment would create a country where people could practice their own religion without fear of persecution like their ancestors did in England. The Amendment has protected the country from descending into various forms of censorship. Members of the press can publish information and opinions about political leaders and others without being stifled should their opinion make someone in the political arena look bad. However, there is also a darker side to the First Amendment. The right to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech has been used to ensure that books about pedophilia and child molestation can be published even if they….

Censorship on the Internet
Kaul, V. (2012). "he pros and cons of new media and media freedom." Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism, Vol. 2, Issue 5.

In his research study, author-researcher Kaul discussed the implications of using the Internet technology in launching what is called the new media, both in the context of journalistic/press freedom and freedom of expression of the civil society in general. More specifically, the author provided a comparison of the "old" (traditional) versus "new" (Internet/online) media, considering both as tools for freedom of expression, albeit the latter is more accessible. However, the article also discussed how the rise of the new media has not 'revolutionized' press freedom in some countries (namely, countries in South Asia and South Africa). What Kaul emphasized is the proliferation of new media as a replacement of old media, but without the expected improvement in press freedom. Instead, what occurred is a simple….

Censorship in Music
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Censorship in Music
Censorship Under the Guise of Protecting the Children

Rock and Roll Culture

Hip Hop Culture

Is Censorship in Music Viable and Does it Make a Difference?

There have been many attempts by society control music. Governmental statutes, agency regulations, business controls and parents have all tried to censor the music. Sometimes they have succeeded and sometimes they have not. The examination of various aspects of rock and rap music censorship involves general societal reactions to new and alien music, racism, governmental responses, media outlets such as Rolling Stone magazine and the New York Times, and the music industry itself. Each of these serve as gatekeepers, veritable controllers of the music and lyrics that make their way out into our collective consciousness.

Rock and roll has become a prime target for the censorship campaigns of a wide range of special interest lobbies, including religious, political, economic, and musical. Such vehement opposition, whether well intentioned….

Censorship: An Overview and Analysis of Lord of the Flies
Censorship involves suppression of intellectual freedom and free speech based on the notion that a work, piece of art or literary masterpiece violates some social or moral order. Lord of the Flies is an example of a literary work that has been censored and that has caused controversy in society for many reasons over time. Lord of the Flies like many other works including Huckleberry Finn has been banned in many states, libraries and cities throughout time at one point or another for a variety of reasons. The causes of censorship and the reasons for censorship in Lord of the Flies in particular are discussed below.

Overview of Censorship

Censorship has been defined as many things, including restrictive, abrasive and simply wrong. Many people in the United States feel that censorship restricts their right to free speech as guaranteed by the Constitution and….

In short, individuals in favor of an increase in government control over censorship recognize that they must necessarily walk a fine line between their aims and violating American's freedoms of expression. However, they stress the dual responsibility of our government: to both uphold our rights and our moral codes. Kimball concludes, "Society had an interest in protecting free speech and free circulation of ideas. It also has an interest in protecting the moral sensibility of its citizens, especially the young. Freedom without morality degenerates into the servitude of libertinage." (Roleff 21). Still, it is difficult to make a case as to why the government in particular should be the entity that makes the ultimate moral decisions of society, when they have explicitly limited themselves from such pronouncements within the Constitution.
An opposing viewpoint has been put forward writer Paul Masters who insists, "Today, the charge down that path [towards governmental….

Censorship
Looks at the history of the U.S.A. And the stand they have taken for long on the issue of censorship and the general intention of censorship from the historical times.

Gives details on censorship and examples where it has been used and created wide controversy. The body also gives the response by the government and the responsible agencies to issues to do with censorship. It also gives the responsibility of the government is ensuring censorship is instilled to protect citizens such as the children.

Wraps up the hitherto arguments and points to the children as the central figures that should be considered when maters to do with censorship are being discussed.

The United States of America is known the world over as a democratic country where every citizen is guaranteed of freedom of speech. There have been emotive debates regarding whether censorship laws should be institutionalized in a country like the U.S. whose….

Censorship in Canada
An Analysis of the Arguments for and against the Censorship of Pornography

The issue of censorship in Canada is one that, as in the U.S. And the U.K., has inspired a significant amount of debate. There are many facets to this debate, which range from the rights of free speech to the harmful effects of obscenity in the public forum. One of the biggest targets of censorship is pornography. This paper will examine the arguments for and against the censorship of pornography from a Canadian legal perspective, and it will also provide a brief comparison of Canadian law to U.S. And U.K. laws.

A orking Definition

Before condemning or even censoring pornography, one must have a definition of it. Perhaps the most famous modern definition of pornography comes from the American court case Jacobellis v. Ohio, in which Justice Stewart stated, "I can't define pornography, but I know it when I….

Censorship
The banning of books, or literary censorship, is nothing new in the. The idea is that there are certain books, works of art, speeches, or entertainment that, through political, religious, or moral means, offend the sensibilities of the general populace and therefore should be removed from public circulation. This can be adopted on a national, regional, or state level; for instance a certain book may be banned from a local library but not be on a censored list for the state or country. In fact, almost every country, at one time or another in its history, placed some sort of restriction on what may or may not be published, printed, or distributed. There are a variety of reasons for this -- materials are often banned due to the perception of obscenity -- sexuality, race, drugs, social standing, or critiques of the government. Governments often ban certain books because they perceive….

Censorship on a Wrinkle in
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This is about the nature of being. This is what life is all about. I try to read as widely as I possibly can." (L'Engle)
Nancy-Lou Patterson notices that A rinkle in Time is, in its structure and meaning, a Christian fantasy:

In LEngle's works, as in the works of other Christian fantasists, the narrative gains its dynamism from the creative and attractive powers of the good characters. There is a dialectic in Christian literature in which the meeting of good and evil results in more and better good. The plot is always precisely this, that the corruption of the good created world by the forces of antibeing proves to be a felix culpa, a happy fault, whereby the action of God brings a new good, a new creation, even out of evil." (Bloom, 73)

This was the most powerful reason that led to the banishing of the book, because it was….

One of the few resistant young people, a girl named Clarisse, sums up society as follows: "People don't talk about anything…nobody says anything different from anyone else" (31). Most individuals are so drugged into believing that momentary pleasures are all that matter, they cannot feel compassion any more: "Time to think? If you're not driving a hundred miles per hour, at a clip where you can't think of anything else but the danger, then you're playing some game or sitting in some room where you can't argue with the four wall televisor. hy? The televisor is 'real.' It is immediate, it has dimension. It tells you what to think and blasts it in. It must be right. It seems so right. It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusions your mind hasn't time to protest, 'hat nonsense!" (84).
The surveillance of the society in Fahrenheit 451 is complete:….

Of course, this case highlights the tension inherent in any public support for art, because Giuliani's contention was that "you don't have a right to government subsidy for desecrating somebody else's religion" (Barry & Vogel 560). By singling out the potential offensive that religious people might take, Giuliani reveals the truth that any official support for art is inherently problematic, because art exists to challenge the very ideological structures which hold up the official state.
Despite nominal movements toward a separation of church and state, Christian ideology still holds an unhealthy sway over American politics, so it is only natural that the mayor of the United States' largest city would find a work that challenges Christianity offensive, because that is similarly a challenge to the political order which has served to perpetuate and protect Christian ideology. Thus, while no one can claim a right to public funding for the arts,….


Then, the second right being infringed by censorship is that of proper information. It is however true that the students can find the information on all media channels; but it is also true that a respectable high school newspaper has the obligation of presenting the facts as they are. "Indeed, it wasn't only student journalists who were hurt [...]; it also was their readers, particularly students who might have limited exposure to newspapers or magazines at home. y showing them how an investigative story or a lively opinion section can add to their understanding of the school they attend, an ambitious, uncensored student newspaper teaches principles that are essential to a free society: the importance of skepticism, criticism and empiricism; the necessity of checks on authority; the centrality of open debate to democratic culture" (Just, 2008)

The third right being violated by abusive censorship is that of a proper education and….


Another avenue of Internet censorship is the censoring of pornography, which is most often done in the name of 'protecting the children' (Dvorak, 2005). Legislators and concerned lobbying groups around the world, but especially in the United States, have taken it upon themselves to foist their own morals and dogmas on the swatch of the Internet by limiting the access individuals have to pornographic material. But the claims that this can be done to protect minors is ludicrous at best. Currently, children begin using the Internet in the West at young ages and have access to information never before imagined. No filter, no legislation, no amount of censorship will have the effect of utterly shielding these children from pornography. Socially, the more effective tactic would be to simply talk with children and correctly parent them according to the value (or lack thereof, as the case may be) of pornography. Censoring….

Censorship in the U.S. media
Increasing competition for survival and pressures for making profit led the media to resort to lower quality content which seems harmful to the society, which necessitated the authorities to censor the media.

Censorship refers to the regulation of speech and other types of human expression, sometimes with reference to the government regulations. It normally prevails upon the actions that take place in public settings and normally relates to repression of them by culminating their expression. he censorship extends from particular words to complete concepts and the purported aim of censorship is to normalize or develop the society over which government has regulation. he origin of censorship is seen in England with introduction of the copyright laws that entailed the crown the authority of license publishing. It forbade printing without government sanction. It is sometimes referred to as prior restraint when a court or other governmental body forbids….

A literacy narrative is a type of autobiographical essay in a modified narrative essay format. It focuses on a person’s own experience with one or more aspects of literacy including speaking, writing, or reading. Your literacy narrative relates a personal experience and should help explain your development as a communicator, even if not as a writer or reader.

Some topic or title suggestions are:

  • Through the Wardrobe: How The Chronicles of Narnia Helped Introduce Me to the World of Fantasy
  • My Worst Book Boyfriends: An Examination of the Toxic Traits in the Male Characters I Love to Hate and....

**Literary Analysis and Criticism**

* **Compare and contrast the literary techniques and themes employed by two or more authors in their works.**
* **Analyze the structure, language, and symbolism in a literary work to uncover its deeper meanings.**
* **Examine the historical and cultural context that influenced the creation and reception of a literary text.**
* **Explore the psychoanalytic or feminist perspectives on a literary work and discuss their implications.**
* **Evaluate the significance and lasting impact of a particular literary movement or genre.**

**Rhetorical Analysis and Argument**

* **Analyze the persuasive techniques used in a speech, essay, or other persuasive text.**
* **Evaluate the logical reasoning and....

Of course! Here are some essay topics that can help you practice writing an outline:

1. The effects of social media on modern society
2. The importance of mental health awareness
3. The impact of climate change on the environment
4. The role of technology in education
5. The benefits and drawbacks of remote work
6. The history of immigration in the United States
7. The significance of voting in a democracy
8. The rise of online shopping and its effects on traditional retail
9. The portrayal of women in the media
10. The challenges and opportunities of globalization

Feel free to choose any of these topics to create an outline....

1. The evolution of soap operas: From radio to television to online streaming platforms
2. The impact of soap operas on popular culture and societal norms
3. The portrayal of gender roles and stereotypes in soap operas
4. The representation of race and diversity in soap operas
5. The appeal of soap operas to different demographics and generations
6. The role of fashion and consumerism in soap operas
7. The influence of soap operas on storytelling techniques in popular media
8. The enduring popularity of soap operas in the age of reality TV and streaming services
9. The storytelling techniques and conventions unique to soap operas
10. The role....

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American History

Censorship Is it Ever Permissible to Restrain

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Censorship: Is it ever Permissible to Restrain Speech? "Censorship." The word is such a powerful one that to many Americans the idea of any type of censorship seems to be…

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American History

Censorship -- Pro the First Amendment Has

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Censorship -- Pro The First Amendment has been part of the Bill of Rights since the creation of the Constitution in 1789. It was created to ensure that people would…

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Government

Censorship on the Internet

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Censorship on the Internet Kaul, V. (2012). "he pros and cons of new media and media freedom." Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism, Vol. 2, Issue 5. In his research study,…

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Music

Censorship in Music

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Censorship in Music Censorship Under the Guise of Protecting the Children Rock and Roll Culture Hip Hop Culture Is Censorship in Music Viable and Does it Make a Difference? There have been many attempts…

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Literature

Censorship of Lord of the Flies

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Censorship: An Overview and Analysis of Lord of the Flies Censorship involves suppression of intellectual freedom and free speech based on the notion that a work, piece of art or…

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Government

Censorship the Notion of Censorship

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In short, individuals in favor of an increase in government control over censorship recognize that they must necessarily walk a fine line between their aims and violating American's…

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Education - Computers

Censorship Looks at the History of the

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Censorship Looks at the history of the U.S.A. And the stand they have taken for long on the issue of censorship and the general intention of censorship from the historical…

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Women's Issues - Sexuality

Censorship in Canada an Analysis of the

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Censorship in Canada An Analysis of the Arguments for and against the Censorship of Pornography The issue of censorship in Canada is one that, as in the U.S. And the U.K.,…

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Literature

Censorship the Banning of Books or Literary

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Censorship The banning of books, or literary censorship, is nothing new in the. The idea is that there are certain books, works of art, speeches, or entertainment that, through political,…

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Literature

Censorship on a Wrinkle in

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This is about the nature of being. This is what life is all about. I try to read as widely as I possibly can." (L'Engle) Nancy-Lou Patterson notices that…

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Government

Censorship & Technology in Fahrenheit

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One of the few resistant young people, a girl named Clarisse, sums up society as follows: "People don't talk about anything…nobody says anything different from anyone else" (31).…

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Art  (general)

Censorship Anyone Who Genuinely Believes

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Of course, this case highlights the tension inherent in any public support for art, because Giuliani's contention was that "you don't have a right to government subsidy for…

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Teaching

Censorship in High School the

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Then, the second right being infringed by censorship is that of proper information. It is however true that the students can find the information on all media channels; but…

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Education - Computers

Censorship on the Internet An

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Another avenue of Internet censorship is the censoring of pornography, which is most often done in the name of 'protecting the children' (Dvorak, 2005). Legislators and concerned lobbying groups…

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Film

Censorship in the U S Media

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Censorship in the U.S. media Increasing competition for survival and pressures for making profit led the media to resort to lower quality content which seems harmful to the society, which…

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