Media @ Work (TB1/Week 7)

Regulation and Censorship

WATCH: What is censorship? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zpjbcdm#zym487h

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Source: http://thebackbencher.co.uk/john-miltons-defence-of-freedom-of-the-press/

“Censor” means “to examine in order to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable.” So when does freedom of speech become censored?

Censorship in the media is the restriction of media content, when does it make sense to censor?

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http://mashable.com/2015/08/30/chance-the-rapper-miley-cyrus-vmas/#spDam9Q0J8qj

Censorship is often in place to somewhat protect people’s feelings as well as safe guarding children, violent attacks against others amongst many other reasons. From the above article the media event should have been censored however it then leaves an open floor for debate in the question when does it make sense to censor? Many people may have not known what was said and the context behind it, causing a lot of racial offence but if you don’t know what something is to censor it how do you know when it makes sense to sensor something?

Bibliography

LSE, (2012). What is Press Regulation? – Six Different Models | LSE Media Policy Project. [online] Blogs.lse.ac.uk. Available at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2012/12/02/what-is-press-regulation-six-different-models/ [Accessed 23 Nov. 2015].

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