TITLE

Point: Book Censorship is an Attack on the Freedom of the Press

AUTHOR(S)
Issitt, Micah; Cushman, C. Ames
PUB. DATE
March 2016
SOURCE
Points of View: Banning Books;3/1/2016, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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 safety of others. However, it is noted that censorship of publications challenges the freedom of expression and the right to free press. The negative implications of censorship are also discussed, along with the role of obscenity in publication.
ACCESSION #
26608605

 

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