TITLE

Censorship & Democracy: An Overview

AUTHOR(S)
Aliprandini, Michael; Wagner, Geraldine
PUB. DATE
December 2017
SOURCE
Points of View: Censorship & Democracy;12/31/2017, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Censorship is the suppression of information, opinion, or expression by a government or other authority in order to control their circulation. Though usually associated with totalitarian societies, even democratic countries sometimes employ censorship. It most often occurs when an authority perceives a threat to moral values, or to powerful social structures such as the government, or religious institutions. In the twentieth century, censorship widely came to be seen as a violation of an intrinsic human right.
ACCESSION #
23398163

 

Related Articles

  • Point: Censorship Undermines Democracy. Driscoll, Sally; DiLascio, Tracey M. // Points of View: Censorship & Democracy;12/31/2017, p2 

    The article presents an argument against censorship which considers the practice the result of fear and intolerance that works to undermine democracy. It is suggested that censorship has no legitimate role in any country, particularly in a democracy where diversity of political opinions and...

  • Censoring through public affairs officers. Carlson, Carolyn S. // Quill;May/Jun2012, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p63 

    The article reports on government agency controls as a form of censorship in the U.S. The Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists conducted a survey of congressional and federal executive branch reporters, which found out that 70 percent of the respondents had...

  • Remarks on Market Censorship. Cohen, Joshua // AGNI;1990, Issue 31/32, p78 

    The article provides information on the realities of market censorship in the U.S. in 1990. It mentions that the paradigms of censorship in Rome and in the U.S. are cases of action, in particular state restaints on expression and the U.S. constraints on expression have been strikingly sharp. It...

  • Point: Book Censorship is an Attack on the Freedom of the Press. Issitt, Micah; Cushman, C. Ames // Points of View: Banning Books;3/1/2016, p2 

    The article argues that book censorship threatens the right to a free press granted to the people in the U.S. under the First Amendment of the Constitution. The First Amendment grants citizens the right to access, publish or broadcast any content as long as it does not infringe the rights or...

  • The Rhetoric of Anonymous: Identity, Strategy and Morality. Stache, Lara // Conference Proceedings -- National Communication Association/Ame;Jul2011, p671 

    An essay is presented on the definition of citizenship in the U.S. It explores the Oath of Citizenship and the political structure of the country. It discusses the right to freedom of information and the adherence to the due process of law. It tackles the legal process and the individual...

  • Who Speaks for Indigenous Peoples? Tribal Journalists, Rhetorical Sovereignty, and Freedom of Expression. Kemper, Kevin R. // Journalism & Communication Monographs;Spring2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p3 

    This study asks whether tribal journalists appeal to peoplehood or nationhood for authority for their exercise of rhetorical sovereignty and freedom of expression. Freedoms of expression and information, in the context of indigenous tribes in the United States, belong to anyone who practices...

  • How Liberals Became the New Book Banners. Hinkle, A. Barton // Hit & Run;10/1/2014, p62 

    The article discusses the debate on whether the U.S. government can ban the distribution of books, as the country celebrated the Banned Book Week. Topics discussed include the media's coverage of the Banned Book Week, the opposition of liberals to the Supreme Court's 2010 decision in the...

  • MADONNA - Controversial as Ever. Flaherty, Ken // 21st Century;May91, Vol. 2 Issue 9, p10 

    The author comments on the controversy drawn by Madonna's accompanying video for the song "Justify My Love" for its explicit sexuality. He discusses the action taken by U.S. lawmakers on the burden of censorship and the response of artists to censorship law. He believes that it is impossible for...

  • Freedom from Want. Bulosan, Carlos // Saturday Evening Post;3/6/1943, Vol. 215 Issue 36, p12 

    The article focuses on what freedom means and how it is to be a part of democracy. The march of people toward security and peace is the march of freedom. It is the dignity of a person to live in a society of free men, where the spirit of understanding and belief exist. The totalitarian nations...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics