Censorship Definition Essay

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A multitude of countries and organizations use censorship for various reasons. However something they all have in common is the one providing the censored material does not want the reader or viewer to know something, whether that be the true state of a country or the real history of a matter. Censorship is a constant tug-a-war between two sides for the truth over a subject. This form of restriction can be observed from the early 1900’s to today’s modern times, and can also be seen worldwide in countries that have little to nothing in common. A vast amount of media is not prohibited in several countries surrounding the globe. In socialist Venezuela, there is current distress surrounding the content of student textbooks provided by the government.…show more content…
For example in 1930 Nazi Germany, Nazis burned Jewish writers works, Jewish artwork, and pretty much anything else derived from the Jewish culture. A similar event can be seen in Mosul, recently. The terrorist group ISIS also known as ISIL, has been engaging in book rades and so far have damaged ¨three [major] libraries: a Sunni Muslim library, the library of the 265-year-old Latin Church and Monastery of the Dominican Fathers, and the Mosul Museum Library¨ (University of Mosul history professor). In a Newsela interview with Hakim al-Zamili, An Iraqi lawmaker, there is a potential reason suggested for these violent outbursts these terrorist groups are performing. According to al-Zamili, “Islamic State group ‘considers culture, civilization and science as their fierce enemies.’” When this is taken into consideration it is obvious why the terrorist group has been acting out and damaging libraries, due to their housing of books that contain such subjects. Overall governments, organizations, and those in power often times use censorship in order to shelter or hide things from people. For example, when a parent is just doing what is best for their kid and doesn’t just let them do whatever they want. There is always a reason, often times thought to be protection. However it could potentially be more, perhaps manipulation? Whatever may be the reason censorship will remain a vastly used form of restriction that some may just need to learn to
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