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  1. Blindspots in The News
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
  2. The Body Politic
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    The Body Politic - a magazine for gay liberation is aimed at the building of a gay movement and spreading gay consciousness. The paper features social and political issues representing the struggle of gay men and lesbians for basic human rights and dignity.
  3. Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
    Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion articles. This lack of balanced information affects everything from people having the information they need to decide how to vote to all of us better understanding how power is exercised in our communities. The censorship consists of banning some topics and discussions and filtering out stories and ideas that do not fit the current mainstream media agenda.
  4. Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why
    The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
  5. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1988
  6. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1992
  7. The conspiracy to censor the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The political representatives of the American ruling class are engaged in a conspiracy to suppress free speech. Under the guise of combating "trolls" and "fake news" supposedly controlled by Russia, the most basic constitutional rights enumerated in the First Amendment are under direct attack.
  8. Cowardly New World: Alternative Media Under Attack by Algorithms 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An insidious assault is underway against alternative media on the internet. Leftist and progressive websites have been suffering significant declines in traffic. Some have had online income sources cut. Many others have been publicly defamed.
    The only voices speaking the truth, says Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, are those on the fringes and we must amplify them however we can. Some suggestions:
    * Read/view alternative media stories and share them in whatever venues you can.
    * Stop consuming mainstream media and stop posting links to it.
    * Actively support alternative media by donating money, time or other resources.
    * Stop using Google as your search engine; I recommend DuckDuckGo. You will be surprised at how much you've been missing.
    * Become the media: take your own photos or video and write up stories yourself for whatever outlet will take your work, even if that's only your own blog.
  9. Domestic reality does not match bold words on Internet freedom of expression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The U.S. government gives lip service to online free speech but simultaneously acts in ways to drastically limit freedom of expression.
  10. The Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge and Approved Ideas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The university environment should be the last place where dangerous ideas, and views, are stifled and stomped upon. In actual fact, we are seeing the reverse; from students unions to middle- and upper-managerial parasites and administrators, the contrarian idea must be boxed, the controversial speaker silenced and sent beyond the pale.
  11. First they came for Alex Jones. Now Facebook bans Venezuela news site
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Days after the purge of Alex Jones from social media, Big Tech seems to have found another suitable target for apparent censorship. Facebook suspended the page of a prominent leftist news site writing about Venezuela.
  12. For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In this open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, the threat and consequences of internet censorship and reduction in access to information is highlighted.
  13. From an Open Internet, Back to the Dark Ages 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their will, censoring content that threatens their rule. But in the "democratic" west, it is being done differently. The state does not have to interfere directly -- it outsources its dirty work to corporations.
  14. Google's Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Recent remarks by the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company confirm charges that the company has been deliberately altering its search algorithms and taking other measures to prevent the public from accessing information that is critical of the US government.
  15. Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    New data suggests that the implementation of changes in Google's search evaluation protocols resulted in a massive loss of readership of socialist, anti-war and progressive web sites.
  16. How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman by the Israelis as an example of how "we" are trained to look on the rest of the world as quite unlike ourselves: useful or expendable.
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  18. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018
    Their Interent or Ours?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition and alternatives. What can we do about it? Is it our Internet or theirs?
  19. PayPal admits US pressure over WikiLeaks account freeze
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    PayPal today admitted it suspended payments to WikiLeaks after an intervention from the US State Department.
  20. The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath
    Kenan Malik's "From Fatwa to Jihad"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Rushdie affair is shrouded by myths—that the hostility to The Satanic Verses was driven by theology, that all Muslims were offended by the novel, that Islam is incompatible with Western democracy, that in a plural society speech must necessarily be less free.
  21. The Salaita Affair
    Lessons Heard and Lessons Learned

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Professor Steven Salaita was to begin his new faculty appointment in Fall 2014 as a tenured Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His appointment was vetted through the multi-layer levels that are a mainstay of North American universities faculty appointment process. However, on August 1, 2014, the chancellor of UIUC Phyllis Wise informed Salaita that he did not have a faculty job at UIUC. The storm this di-hiring created amongst North American academics was unprecedented.
  22. Their Internet or Ours?
    Introduction to the April 21, 2018 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    What happened to the Internet? The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition and alternatives. What can we do about it? Is it our Internet or theirs?
  23. Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Provides a list and indepth analysis of the top 25 stories that were censored throughout the year in 2009.
  24. The War Against "Fake News" is a War on Us 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Barely a day passes without a new development in the war on social media -- that is, the war on us. Today, it is a report that Twitter has emailed hundreds of thousands of its users, warning them that they shared "Russian propaganda".
  25. War, Peace and the Media
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983   Published: 1985
    Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."
  26. With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Criminal cases for online political speech are now commonplace in the UK, notorious for its hostility to basic free speech and press rights. As The Independent's James Bloodworth reported last week, "around 20,000 people in Britain have been investigated in the past three years for comments made online."

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