The Lost Censorship in Fahrenheit 451by Ray Bradbury

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In the past, most governments saw it as their duty to regulate the morals of their people through censorship, but the rise of technological communication and individual rights made regulating and censoring difficult. The practice of censorship remains in existence, but has been pushed back into the dark depths of the subconsciousness of society. However, in the small country of North Korea, which borders China and South Korea, censorship is merely a part of everyday life. North Korea has even been dubbed as one of the most repressive media environments in the world by the Freedom House, an independent media watchdog organization and normal privileges that are taken for granted, such as using a cellphone or internet isn’t something that any normal North Korean citizen has. The normal North Korean citizen does not get access to the “internet,” for that privilege is provided to a select few in the country, and freedom of press does not exist. The government owns all the media, regulates and censors all communication, and limits the people’s ability to access information from the outside world. Accessing information without permission is considered “a crime against the state” and will result in the punishment, such as imprisonment, being sent to a labor camp or death. Freedom from censorship is neither a right that is known to North Koreans nor…

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