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  1. Censorship By Alex Reyes

  2. Introduction Overview Positives Criticisms Opinion Piece Censorship Topics

  3. Censorship • Suppression of information for different rationales • Moral • Military • Political • Corporate • Religious • Purpose is to protect 3 basic social institutions • Family • Church • State • Artistic, intellectual, religious, political, public, and personal life all liable for censorship

  4. Rationales for Censorship • Moral • Obscenities and other equally offensive things • Military • Civil Censorship • Suppression of civilian communication in a given area • Prisoner of War Censorship • Suppression of incoming/outgoing communications for people being held by armed forces • Field Press Censorship • Suppression of information under Military jurisdiction intended for civilians • Armed Forces Censorship • Suppression of incoming/outgoing personal communications for people under Military jurisdiction

  5. Rationales for Censorship • Political • Suppressing or distorting inconvenient information that could lead to dissent from the general public • Corporate • Suppressing or distorting inconvenient information that could lead to a tainted image or profits • Religious • Suppression of information that could be objectionable or inconvenient for a specific faith

  6. History of Censorship • Plato • Argued that art should be subservient to morality • Art that could not strengthen morality should be banned • Allowing such art to exist should be considered crime (heresy) • Rome • Only high class citizens had right to free speech • Public prosecution often occurred • All Roman citizens had to plead loyalty to the emperor • Resistance punishable by death

  7. History of Censorship • Roman Catholic Church • Banned books that opposed orthodox beliefs and morals • 18th Century • Greater emphasis on basic human rights