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Censorship : A Beginner's Guide - Julian Petley

Censorship

A Beginner's Guide

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When we think of the word "censorship", we imagine blacked out words and authoritarian political regimes of the past. However, censorship is alive and well today, and just as pervasive in capitalist democracies as repressive regimes. Offering a potted history of the phenomenon from the execution of Socrates in 399BC to the latest in internet filtering, Petley provides an impassioned manifesto for freedom of speech. Also explaining how media monopolies and moguls censor by limiting what news/entertainment they impart, this is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in global media in the information age.

"This is an important and timely book and I recommend it to anyone who thinks that censorship belongs to the pages of history." Tribune

Introductionp. 1
Death and destructionp. 8
Indexes and licensesp. 28
Seals and ratingsp. 47
Councillors and classifiersp. 74
Blocks and filtersp. 97
Markets and mogulsp. 126
Conclusion: censorship and freedom ofexpressionp. 160
Endnotesp. 179
Indexp. 192
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ISBN: 9781851686742
ISBN-10: 1851686746
Series: Beginner's Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 203
Published: 1st August 2009
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1