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Censorship in the media - May 20th 2009, 09:03 PM

How do you feel about this? I think its wrong.
   
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Re: Censorship in the media - May 20th 2009, 09:24 PM

Could you be a little more specific please?

I can see both sides of the arguement, but agree that things shouldn't be censored. Just let people know that what they are going to see could be upsetting.


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Re: Censorship in the media - May 20th 2009, 09:52 PM

I think you need to be more specific about what you mean by censorship, as in censoring what, exactly?
   
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Re: Censorship in the media - May 21st 2009, 12:29 AM

I'm not quite sure what you're looking for, as that's quite a general question, but here goes. I think media censorship in politics should not be used - politicians and political parties should be open to criticism. Really I think media censorship of any social issue (health care, education etc) is wrong.

However, there are cases where it's needed. When police are investigating a murder, for example, the media is not supposed to print absolutely everything known about the case, nor are they generally told every detail. This makes it easier to identify and sort through suspects - if a suspect knows something specific about the crime that wasn't made known to public, then clearly there's something to look into there.


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Re: Censorship in the media - May 21st 2009, 01:25 AM

Definitely needs specification. Newspapers and news networks probably shouldn't be showing and publishing pictures of decapitates corpses. But also, people have the right to information and news.

As for other media, like plain TV shows.... no nudity, no excessive swearing, and it's all good to me.


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Re: Censorship in the media - May 21st 2009, 01:54 AM

News stations for example, are banned from certain words during live prodcast, and also certain stories which violates the first amendment.
   
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