How is censorship used? Is it good or was it bad? Censorship is a good thing because people do not want kids looking at bad pictures. Censorship stops them from seeing that because it makes it to where there are books being banned and movies being rated. Also, censorship allows the government to control and limit exposure to several different types of things. Censorship is well known and was even used in the past. Censorship should be allowed in schools to prevent kids from seeing things but it should be in some places because as people get older people should be able to handle it. Intellectuals for centuries have campaigned against censorship such as Ben Franklin to John F.
Kennedy to Justice Earl Warren. Censorship is antithetical to Democracy and the argument was pretty hard and uncomfortable to them. Having the ability to speak freely without fear of repercussion can spark honest discussion about important, delicate and the emotionally charged topics.
Deep down people worry too much about how people might be able to figure out who someone else is. It can be damaging to offer an unbridled platform for the worst king of human impulses, partially for teens. “We change people through conversation, not through censorship.” (Jay Z) Next Mark interviewed Judy Blume on June 10 1985.
He said Just was well impacted by censorship and affected her greatly. Judy talked about how she drew connections between the experiences of censorship and how some authors of children’s books have been banned. Judy has still been involved in the work of National Coalition Against Censorship and is still working on contributing to anti-censorship. Although, Judy has been working with them she still agrees some with censorship just all is not how it should be in her opinion so she works against censorship. Judy has expressed great ideas and facts to help her deal with censorship as she goes on.
Censorship is the controlling of information and ideas circulated within a society. So much control of information existing if undesirable information like anti-government. Censorship had great benefits in the society but, on the other hand there are many people who are against censorship.
Some thing government should not decide but, however, it is a well thought idea to let the government decide because there is a government for a reason not to just sit there but to make change and make decisions. This helps both sides but leans more towards censorship than against. “Censorship is the editing, removing, or otherwise changing speech forms of human expressions. In some cases, it is exercised by governing bodies but it is always and continuously carried out by the mass media.” (Censorship) Censorship is used in many places including all across the world and has much significant history behind it. The main places are Great Britain, Soviet Union, Russia, United States, East Germany, and Iran. Great Britain was one of the earliest countries to allow censorship to be used and if was actually called British Obscenity Laws. “The sentence in 1727 of Edmund Curll for the announcement of Venus in the Cloister or The Nun in her Smock under the Common Laws offense of messing with the King’s peace was the first sentence for obscenity in Great Britain.
” (Great Britain Censorship) This allowed many different things like the British copyright laws allowed the king the permission to license publishing. Also set legal precedent for other convictions and without having a government’s acceptance, printing would not have been allowed. In Great Britain for any one court or why any type of government body to put a halt to anyone person from talking aloud or publishing before the act has been put at stake is called a prior restraint. The could very well be shown worse than anyone kind of punishment given to one’s self after they have spoken as in a libel suit. Russia had a part to do within the government as well with censorship, among other well known task as the Third Section of His Imperial Majesty’s Own Chancellery. “The Third Section and Gendarmes became primarily with the suppression of any general ideas as well as stern censorship on printed press and theater plays.” (Russia Censorship) There was only three publications that had been banned but, there had been many publication that had been looked over greatly and some even more than once.
The Reign of Nicholas I helped with the censorship coming into Russia and also had thousands of people within Russia kept within a greatly suppressed surveillance. The Soviet Union also became well known later in the years for the use of censorship because Lenin thought literature and art should be used for ideas and political purposes only. There were many Soviet rules.
Some Soviet rules were responsible for censorship in many places within the rules and laws in the Soviet Union. The United States also became a country known with censorship as World War II came along. The American Office of Censorship had a hard wartime agency and some great censored reporting. December 19, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to an agreement upon signing the Executive Order 8985, which had become published within the Office of Censorship. It had great converse on its leader of the great work to censor international communications in “his absolute discretion.” “Every letter that crossed the international or U.S.
territorial borders from December 1941 to August 1945 was subject to being opened and scoured for details.” (Censorship in the United States) East Germany also had censorship following World War II because the Soviet took control over them and put there hands on anything they could. Censors looked over documents for socialist ideas and put down changes to the authors if felt like they needed corrections.
Afterwards, the whole idea was then again looked over well for any ideas disproving or not helping the current government but a committee of the publishing company. There happened to be two official government arms for censorship which were Hauptverwaltung Verlage und Buchhandel and the Bureau for Copyright. Hauptverwaltung Verlage and Buchhandel made up that the limits of censorship was the way of making and marketing the work. “The Bureau for Copyright rated the work, and then chose if the publication would be made to be published in foreign countries.” (East Germany censorship) Modern Iran has a pretty good bit of Censorship use over the printing press and the new technology of what is called the internet now. When the president Mohammad Khatami got voted in it was the start of the second for of the Khordad Reform Movement, they tried to stop it from happening but that only made thing worse.
The president that was then later selected which was named Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005 just made things go farther down hill. This allowed them to open up more ideas because of all the things going around and they had to do something so they made to be one of the best repressive conservative internet censorship governments in the world to help stop everything. “Many bloggers, online activist, and technical staff have faced jail terms, harassment, and abuse.
In November 2006, Iran was one of the 13 countries labeled “enemies of the internet” by activist group Reporters Without Borders.” (Censorship in Iran) Now that all this has happened the government is not taking anymore and it is making all Iranians show their websites with Ministry of Art and Culture. This decision made people want to just make way for the websites to be none visible up to march 2007. Censorship is not only known in different countries but also different religions have different thoughts about it. Religious censorship is that any certain material to any certain faith is removed and not to he spoken upon. It often has many religion forcing restrictions towards less dominate ones. This is saying that not all religions have the same work one may show the other such as anyone person may show the belief in content of the form but may not be what they can do according to their faith so therefore is not appropriate.
Many different religious groups have tried many different things such as blocking the works of evolution in schools, as well as the evolutionary theory that is trying to backup their religious beliefs. “The teaching of sex education in school and the groups of details about sexual health and contraceptive tried to work in school textbooks is another place where publication of information happens.” (Religious Censorship) Finally in the end censorship is the acceptable thing to have in many places and a government is a prime example of where it might should be. It should be in the government because it gives the government the ability to change certain things and to help out the society. Censorship is good because just to know that it was used a long time ago make people think that maybe it needs to be used today and that people know more things about censorship and what it has done.
Next, some places may not should have it just purely because maybe some may have a different way of doing things and that is working for them but eventually everyone should end up trying out the use of censorship. Schools are also another great example of where censorship should go purely just because an individual should not allow kids to be reading or looking at sexual health. Finally, Censorship is well known and was even used in the past. Censorship should be allowed in schools to prevent exposure to kids of seeing or hearing actions or ideas about sexual things, but maybe some places as people mature and grow up should have it just because and individual should be able to handle the exposure of seeing nudity or materials.