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censorship

 [sen´ser-ship]
the action of the censor.

censorship

(sĕn′sər-shĭp′)
n.
Psychology Prevention of disturbing or painful thoughts or feelings from reaching consciousness except in a disguised form.
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There is one past episode of censorship in the US which had seriously negative unforeseen consequences on two levels.
For these works, there are legal texts that explain what would be censored, identify the body responsible for reviewing the content, and provide an appeal mechanism to challenge the decision of censorship in certain circumstances.
Censorship of the printed word is older than publishing itself, and dates back to bible days when kings burned scriptures (Maxwell, 2002).
Of course, censorship is not always carried out to protect the politically powerful; it can also be used to reinforce social and cultural norms.
as one of absolute or near-absolute freedom from censorship. What are they missing?
Early legal challenges often attacked race-based censorship as prejudicial, and defended freedom of expression on the basis of the "marketplace of ideas" argument.
Saying that they have not yet received any court decision for the censored web content, Maher said they still don't know which kind of censorship is applied by the Turkish government on Vikipedi, emphasizing that they will take legal action to prevent their content from being censored in Turkey.
Lent and Pipkin (2013) also provide a through explanation of what censorship can look like, taking the form of selection, self-selection, the chilling effect (teachers trying to predict and avoid texts that may be challenged), and book ratings.
However, as of March 12, 13 lawmakers have turned on Barekov, quitting Bulgaria without Censorship but remaining in the Bulgarian Democratic Center.BDC lawmakers have made clear their voting in Parliament will not be in line with Barekov's statements.
Participants of the meeting urged the PTI coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to abstain from introducing the martial era Act of censorship board bill in the assembly.
Rimawi added: "Self-censorship negatively affects the freedom of expression and the professional level of the Palestinian media which already faces many obstacles." Explaining that the society censorship also strengths the self-censorship as well.
But he went further to justify Internet censorship by arguing that everybody does it.