Self Censorship

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Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power an...
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
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 artic...
Censorship? Haaretz Deletes Amira Hass Article On Surging Settler Violence
Abuimah, Ali
Israel’s Haaretz has mysteriously deleted a powerful article by Amira Hass headlined “The anti-Semitism that goes unreported,” about an unchecked upsurge in violence against Palestinians by Israeli se...
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
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 b...
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Je Suis Charlie? It's a Bit Late
Malik, Kenan
Hardly had news begun filtering out about the Charlie Hebdo shootings, than there were those suggesting that the magazine was a 'racist institution' and that the cartoonists, if not deserving what the...
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 sea...
The Obliteration of Privacy: Snowden and the NSA
Kandutsch, Carl E
It’s remarkable how little outrage Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations have provoked in the American public. One often heard response is something like, “Well, I don’t have anything to hide, so I don’t c...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 28, 2017: Resisting Injustice
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
In this issue, we look at the relentless persistence of people challenging injustice and entrenched power in places around the world, including Palestine, Korea, China, Canada, and the United States. ...
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...

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Hungarian journalists work in climate of self-censorship, fear
Sources News Release
On a rare mission to a European Union country, a CPJ delegation led by board member Kati Marton was in Hungary this week to meet with journalists, media lawyers, managers, rights defenders, policy ana...
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The act of censoring or classifying one's own work out of fear or deference to the sensibilities of others without an authority directly pressuring one to do so.
Self-censorship concerns in Hong Kong after bashing of journalist and protesters
Sources News Release
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned that Hong Kong police beat up a journalist and brutally attacked a pro-democracy protester while breaking up a demonstration. With...
Self-censorship, exile or certain death: the choice faced by journalists in Ciudad JuA¡rez
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders and the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) are releasing the results of a joint fact-finding visit to the northern city of Ciudad JuA¡rez Chihuahua, that was pro...
Spiked: Fighting In-House Censorship When Media Managers Can't Handle The Truth
Lewis, Charles
Working in mainstream print media can be very frustrating. Between the corporate and editorial red tape and censorship, it might be more worthwhile to become an independant journalist.