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    What is Censorship?

    "Censorship is suppression of speech or other communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body." (Censorship in America)

     

    What types of censorship are there?

    Corporate Censorship* Moral Censorship* Political Censorship* Music Censorship*Media Censorship* Civil Liberties  Censorship*Government Censorship*Book Censorship *Military Censorship*Censorship in Schools* Internet Censorship

    Who censors?

    Government*Schools*Parents*Editors*Newspapers*Networks*Churches* Corporations*Anyone, really.  Do you ever censor your conversation because of who may be listening?  Or you social networking posts?

    Why censor?

    There are many different reasons information may be left out or altered fro certain audiences.  Here are a few reasons people may think censorship is their best option:

    Fear of controversy* Not wanting to offend* Ideas are considered dangerous* Ideas may lead to anti-social behavior* Ideas are dangerous* Potential boycotts* Material is illegal

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      American Civil Liberties Unions (ACLU)

      "Because freedom can't protect itself"

       

      National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)

      "...promoting freedom of thought, inquiry and expressions and oppossing censorship in all its forms"

       

      We Fight Censorship

      "WeFightCensorship.org (WeFC) is a Reporters Without Borders project that aims to combat censorship and promote the flow of news and information."

       

      American Library Association (ALA)

      Censorship and Challenges

       

      American Library Association (ALA)

      Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q&A

       

       

       

          

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