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Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet. By APC (APC) , April 2010 Read the text below or download the pdf Women, internet and sexualityPut sex and new technology together and you’ll always get waves.

Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet

Victorian societies were scandalised by the arrival of the telephone because women –who were chaperoned at all times– could potentially talk with suitors in private. Over the last decade, the internet has been censored and content regulated for a multitude of reasons and the principal reason cited by governments across all geopolitical spectrums has been sex – or “harmful sexual content”.

20 Malaysian Sexual Facts Every Malaysian Should Know - The Coverage Bureau. 248Shares Share Tweet Email 1.Malaysia is the leading producer of latex condoms.

20 Malaysian Sexual Facts Every Malaysian Should Know - The Coverage Bureau

The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council said Malaysia has captured at least one-third of the world’s production, surpassing the one billion mark. . Malaysia profile - Media. Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet. 11 Pivotal Pros and Cons of Media Censorship. The limits that have been placed in this world, as far as are placed boundaries that have always been in place on the world, as far as media, communication and entertainment are concerned, are slowly lifting away.

11 Pivotal Pros and Cons of Media Censorship

We now have the freedom to believe, think and say what we want. However, don’t you think there are some things that should be left unsaid? This is where the question about media censorship comes in; it is when things that are allowed to be published, televised or broadcasted are monitored by the government. This is done for various reasons, including the prevention of negative propaganda to spread. 11 Biggest Pros and Cons of Censorship. On Protecting Children From Censorship: A Reply to Amitai Etzio. Media Censorship: Good or Bad? -TargetGD/PI -Group Discussions, Personal Interviews. Censorship is a global phenomenon.

Media Censorship: Good or Bad? -TargetGD/PI -Group Discussions, Personal Interviews

Time and again, there have emerged news of something getting banned somewhere in the world for reasons that seem unreasonable to many while a necessity to the rest. Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics - William... Since September 11, 2001, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many television viewers in the United States have become familiar with Al Jazeera as offering an alternative take on events from that presented by mainstream U.S. media, as well as disseminating anti-American invective.

Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics - William...

Westerners have tended toward simplistic views of Arab newspapers, radio, and television, assuming that they are all under government control and that freedom of press is non-existent. William A. Rugh, a long time observer of the Arab mass media, offers a more nuanced picture of the Arab press as it relates to the political situation in the Arab world today. 10 Most Censored Countries. The 2015 list of 10 Most Censored Countries is part of CPJ's annual publication, Attacks on the Press.

10 Most Censored Countries

Eritrea and North Korea are the first and second most censored countries worldwide, according to a list compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists of the 10 countries where the press is most restricted. The list is based on research into the use of tactics ranging from imprisonment and repressive laws to harassment of journalists and restrictions on Internet access. In Eritrea, President Isaias Afewerki has succeeded in his campaign to crush independent journalism, creating a media climate so oppressive that even reporters for state-run news outlets live in constant fear of arrest.

The threat of imprisonment has led many journalists to choose exile rather than risk arrest. Eritrea is Africa's worst jailer of journalists, with at least 23 behind bars-none of whom has been tried in court or even charged with a crime. Censorship Is Not All Bad. By Barry Jason Mauer UCF Forum columnist Censorship is not all bad!

Censorship Is Not All Bad

Free-speech idealists argue that the solution to bad speech (misinformation, lies, abusive language, etc.) is not censorship but more speech. But bad speech can, and often does, drown out the good. A classic form of bad speech is hate speech. Jeremy Waldron, a law professor at the New York University School of Law, describes it this way: Extract Quote from Huffpost Media on Censorship. Untitled. 13 quotes from George Orwell's 1984 that resonate more than ever. One of the most influential dystopian novels ever written, 1984 has had a profound effect on the world.

13 quotes from George Orwell's 1984 that resonate more than ever

Since its publication in 1949 many of its concepts have entered modern day parlance. Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak and Room 101 are all part of Orwell’s world. What’s more, as a result of the book, Orwellian is now a term to describes official deception, secret surveillance, and manipulation of the past by a totalitarian or authoritarian state. Orwell hoped that by writing 1984 he’d help stop such a state ever coming to pass. Read these thirteen quotes to decide for yourself.

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” “He who controls the past controls the future. “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” “War is peace. “Big Brother is Watching You.” Censorship and Selection: Issues and Answers for Schools - Henry Reichman. 10 Orwellian Technologies That Exist Today. Technology Although George Orwell was a little premature in predicting a total surveillance state in 1984, based on some of today’s technology, he wasn’t too far off the mark.

10 Orwellian Technologies That Exist Today

In earlier lists we’ve mentioned a few paranoia-inducing inventions, such as Google Glass, facial recognition software, and brain scanners. If those things didn’t motivate you to don a tinfoil hat, here are 10 more scientific developments to give you the heebie-jeebies. The internet and pornography: Prime Minister calls for action - Speeches. Thank you to the NSPCC for hosting me today and thank you for all the amazing work you do for Britain’s children.

The internet and pornography: Prime Minister calls for action - Speeches

Today I am going to tread into territory that can be hard for our society to confront. It is frankly difficult for politicians to talk about, but I believe we need to address as a matter of urgency.