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Censorship is sometimes justified
Introduction; what is censorship?
The right to freedom of thought and expression is protected by laws and constitutions
The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life.
Why censorship is necessary
-to avoid brutal acts and violence on the hands of government
-to protect the rights of illetrate massess
-to maintain peace and harmony in the society
Reforms for making censor acts more acceptable
-protection of civil rights
-necessity of truth
-not to use in education
CONCLUSION; pros and cons but it is our responsiblity.
Censorship is all about deciding on what people can see and deciding on what people can view within the media. Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication, which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive or inconvenient as determined by the government, media outlet or controlling body. It clocks out content which mainly is harmful to people and it aims to protect children and vulnerable people by block and removing content from media to limit and restrict what they can see. The government can retain people from seeing content in the media by removing it and only letting the public see what the government want them to see. Censorship can happen on a massive level like that or on a more local level where religious school remove the big bang from the school curriculum so the children don\'t have different beliefs on how the world started. Censorship has lots of different areas from black inappropriate content to removing content so people only know one way or limits their opinions on something. Censorship can be editing parts from television/TV show out, prevention of advertising, promote/restrict political/religious views, prevent slender and libel. Restrict information from people.
The right on freedom of thought and expression is guaranteed by laws and constitutions of virtually all states. However, sometimes facts of censorship confirm that legal guarantees do not always backed by a genuine awareness of the importance of freedom of speech. Nowadays, the right to freely express own beliefs is regarded as one of the strongest pillars of modern democracy. Social harmony and progress does not override the existence of a rather large sphere of private life, whose boundaries can be violated neither by the state nor by any other authority for philosophers who hold an optimistic view on human nature and believe in the possibility of harmonization of human interests.
The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. It is continuously under attack. Private groups and public authorities in various parts of the country are working to remove or limit access to reading materials, to censor content in schools, to label "controversial" views, to distribute lists of "objectionable" books or authors, and to purge libraries. These actions apparently rise from a view that our national tradition of free expression is no longer valid; that censorship and suppression are needed to counter threats to safety or national security, as well as to avoid the subversion of politics and the corruption of morals. We, as individuals devoted to reading and as librarians and publishers responsible for disseminating ideas, wish to assert the public interest in the preservation of the freedom to read.
Most attempts at suppression rest on a denial of the fundamental premise of democracy: that the ordinary individual, by exercising critical judgment, will select the good and reject the bad. We trust Americans to recognize propaganda and misinformation, and to make their own decisions about what they read and believe. We do not believe they are prepared to sacrifice their heritage of a free press in order to be "protected" against what others think may be bad for them. We believe they still favor free enterprise in ideas and expression.
Censoring violent acts are compulsory. It is important that a community protects itself from violence as it can have a negative influence on people and disrupt the peace by affecting the mental and social health of people. Violent scenes can often increase peoples\' brutal instincts. People can become arrogant, mean, boring, rude, and aggressive due to violence. Many scientists stated that because of watching too much violence, the frontal lobes of their brain which deals with emotion, self-control, memory, etc remains undeveloped. It is said
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