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Censorship

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View Resource Attacks on The Press in 1998

This annual report of the CPJ documents worldwide physical and political abuses of journalists. The report provides information on journalists murdered or imprisoned; the ten worst offending political leaders; special reports on the treatment of the press in Nigeria, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Algeria, and the Republics of the former Soviet Union; previous annual reports; an annotated listing...

https://cpj.org/attacks98/frameset.html
View Resource Digital Freedom Network (DFN)

Established in 1994 by Howard Jonas to expose and combat censorship and human rights abuses around the world, DFN attempts to "fulfill the promise of the Internet" by publishing banned and censored material. The core of the site is a collection of banned material from seventeen countries, arranged by region and frequently updated. Among the dissident authors featured at the DFN website are Bao Ge...

https://www.dfn.org
View Resource He who destroyes a good Booke, kills reason it selfe

In 1955, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas presented an exhibition compiled by librarian Robert Vosper on intellectual freedom and the banning of books. Demand for the exhibition catalog was so great that it was reprinted until over 20,000 copies had been distributed. Alexandra Mason and Richard Clement issued this electronic edition of the catalog to "continue the...

http://liblamp.vm.ku.edu/spencer/exhibits/bannedbooks/banned...
View Resource Attacks on the Press in 2000

This recently published survey reports on the harassment, imprisonment, and death of journalists worldwide. The report is comprised of regional overviews, country summaries, and individual documented cases. There are also special sections on journalists murdered or imprisoned in the last year, the International Press Freedom Awards of 2000 (given to courageous journalists), and a press release, as...

https://cpj.org/2001/03/attacks-on-the-press-2000-overview-b...
View Resource Banned Books Week

Next week is Banned Books Week, and the American Library Association (ALA) offers this site giving background on Banned Books Week and censorship as well as resources to help teachers, librarians, and booksellers observe the week. Once again, the Harry Potter series tops this year's list of most challenged books. At the ALA site, users will find the complete list as well as the most challenged...

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/
View Resource Internet Filters: A Public Policy Report

This recently released report from the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) reports on their research about products and software used to filter Internet content. Over the spring and summer, NCAC's Free Expression Policy Project reviewed all of the studies and tests it could find covering the nineteen most common Internet filtering tools. This report, summarizing the review, gives a...

http://www.fepproject.org/policyreports/filters2.pdf
View Resource Children's Internet Protection Act Deemed Unconstitutional

This morning, three federal judges overturned the Children's Internet Protection Act and ruled that public libraries cannot be forced to use Internet filters designed to block pornography. In the 195-page decision, judges asserted that the Act went too far because the filters could also block access to other legitimate sites, which is a violation of the First Amendment. The Act, which was signed...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0531
View Resource Article 19: Defending Freedom of Expression and Information

Along with other global campaigns to affect social and political transformation (such as Amnesty International), Article 19 is an organization designed "to combat censorship by promoting freedom of expression and access to official information." With offices in London and South Africa, the organization has partners in over 30 countries, and monitors, researches, publishes, and litigates on behalf...

https://www.article19.org
View Resource Digital Freedom Network

Under the banner of “Advancing freedom worldwide through information and technology”, the Digital Freedom Network is primarily concerned with providing the general public with information about current events around the world that may impinge on a variety of individual freedoms, particularly in the realm of journalism and related activities. One of the highlights of their site is the “Literature...

https://www.dfn.org/
View Resource Index on Censorship

The basic human right of human expression is tremendously important, and this is not lost on the good and dedicated people at the magazine "Index on Censorship". Founded in 1972, the magazine has published opinion pieces, analysis, and reporting by Vaclav Havel, Nadine Gordimer, Noam Chomsky, and Umberto Eco. Along with their actual magazine, they also keep many of their feature pieces online...

https://www.indexoncensorship.org/
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